SAHAYOG facilitated a year-long voluntary collaboration among NGOs and researchers to understand women’s experiences with attempting to seek institutional care through a block-level study across six states of India. The research design and training of researchers was done with support from a panel of expert advisors.
SAHAYOG facilitated the national sharing meeting of the draft report, “Glimpses of Institutional Maternity Care: Some Food for Thought” in New Delhi, 22 April 2009.
The insights from this study were put into a briefing kit for the newly elected parliamentarians in 2009. This was prepared in collaboration with a team of allies and experts, and was launched by the Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare in July 2009.
Researchers from the Study of Institutional Delivery (2008-2009) came together once again for panel presentations at the Global Maternal Health Conference (30 August-1 September 2010) in New Delhi. The panel was chaired by Dr. Abhijit Das (Director, Centre for Health and Social Justice and a member of the AGCA). It used the findings from the study to highlight experiences of women from poor and marginal communities in attempting to access institutional care during labour.
Glimpses of Institutional Maternity Care Sharing Meeting: Global Maternal Health Conference, 2010, New Delhi:
Glimpses of Institutional Maternity Care Sharing Meeting:
Global Maternal Health Conference, 2010, New Delhi: