Improving maternal and child health and nutrition in Rajasthan
To significantly improve Rajasthan’s status in maternal and child health and nutrition
Government of Rajasthan, Tata Trusts
Pregnant women, Mothers, Children
Akshada, which means ‘God’s blessings’, is a unique public-private partnership between the Government of Rajasthan, Tata Trusts and The Antara Foundation. The program aims to significantly improve Rajasthan’s status in maternal and child health.
Akshada program focusses on the critical ‘1000 days’ between conception and age two. It is designed to influence the most critical markers of maternal and child health such as maternal anaemia, neo-natal and infant mortality and immunization.
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Our interventions in the Akshada program are classified into three broad areas. The first set of interventions targets every aspect of healthcare service delivery. Second is a set of interventions targeted directly at the Community to help shape the demand for healthcare services. Finally, the program also has interventions that help build an enabling environment for the overall suite of interventions.