The Antara Foundation works along two closely integrated paths: to help the government system deliver better quality health care at scale and build agency and community awareness to seek better health services.

Health System Strengthening

Data-backed decision making

Create village maps and establish data-sharing platforms

Simplify data records and enhance the quality of health data

Strengthen supervision and review mechanisms

MNCHN Capacity Building

Build *MNCHN knowledge and skills of frontline health workers

Mentor facility nurses on childbirth procedures

Train facility staff to organise and maintain quality labour rooms

Empowering community

Activate community collectives at a village level to build awareness, improve health practices and stimulate demand for health services.

*MNCHN: Maternal, Newborn, Child Health and Nutrition

Our Interventions:


We help frontline health workers use and manage data to prioritize and track high-risk women and children

We build efficiency within the existing system by supporting the three frontline healthcare workers (FLWs) – ANM, ASHA, and Anganwadi workers to work as a team to identify such women and children, verify their information across departments, and prioritize and track services. To enable this, we give FLWs better tools and training and work with them to solve their daily challenges. In addition to the frontline workers, we work closely with their supervisors to build their managerial capacity and empower them to make smart decisions.


We build the capacity of health workers

Insufficient knowledge and skills of health workers often act as a roadblock to quality care. We provide targeted training to frontline health workers and nursing staff to solve this. This ensures the right identification and management of preventable health conditions at the village level, safer deliveries, and complication management in the labour rooms.


We strengthen the individual and collective agency of rural women.

Socio-economic barriers such as superstitions, social norms, and lack of awareness often deter positive health-seeking behaviour. We work with local women and community representatives to improve awareness, collectivisation, and agency. Empowered communities can address these invisible barriers and ensure the uptake of essential care.


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