Project Samvarthana: A Convergent Approach to Child Survival & Development

GRAAM   is   partnering   with   UNICEF   to   develop   & demonstrate   a   comprehensive   and   convergent implementation strategy for improving the conditions of child survival and development in 20 villages. The project is being implemented  in  Nanjangud  taluk  of  Mysuru  district  and Gangavathy  taluk  of  Koppal  district.  Villages  have  been selected based on the status of immunization coverage, Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) and Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) as well   as   the   vulnerability   of   the   targeted   population,   in consultation with the health department authorities.



Project Snapshot:

Project Name Project Samvarthana: A Convergent Approach to Child Survival & Development
Project Sanction Date 01 Nov 2015
Project Period Nov 2015 to Oct 2016
Project Location Mysuru & Koppal District, Karnataka
Project Supported By
Project Team

Project objectives:

Develop and demonstrate a comprehensive and a convergent implementation model for ensuring services to adolescents, mother and children. 

Project Result / Accomplishments:

Several communication initiatives related to behaviour and social change were planned and implemented. Important among them are 

  • IVRS (Integrated Voice Response System)  has been implemented 
  • Special activity book printed and distributed to SHG and (VHSNC) members to document the health events conducted at the village level.
  • scripts developed for enactment of street plays for social messaging. 
  • Village based activities such as SHG meetings, IPC video sessions, VHND meetings and school events and rallies conducted at regular events.  

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