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Social Accountability for Maternal Health: A Case Study from India

Wednesday March 16, 2016, 10:00 am EST

 

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About the webinar

In this webinar, the experience, outcomes and lessons learned of a project implemented by SAHAJ to improve maternal health in Gujarat, India will be showcased. Launched in 2012, this project involved communities in the monitoring of accessibility and quality of the service and in the reporting of maternal deaths. It also strengthened their capacities to dialogue and collaborate with government authorities to achieve improvements.

Fundar will comment this webinar and share its experience working on maternal health for more than 10 years in Mexico.

 

About the speakers

Renu KhannaRenu Khanna (MBA) is a women’s health advocate in India who has been engaged in public health for over 30 years. She is a Founder of SAHAJ a community based organization situated in Vadodara Gujarat in western India. SAHAJ has been working on issues of the urban poor, child rights, adolescents’ citizenship, women’s health since 1984.  Over the years, the organization has begun to focus on building capacities of the communities we are engaged with. SAHAJ believes that people have to be  informed about their entitlements and organized so that they can access these entitlements. Renu is also a Steering Committee member of CommonHealth: Coalition of Maternal-Neonatal Health and Safe Abortion, and COPASAH: Community of Practitioners for Social Action in Health, both of which are engaged in social accountability and peoples’ participation in health.

 

 

DanielachicaDaniela Ramírez works at Fundar as a researcher in the Legal Strategies Area. Her areas of work include gender, access to justice, the right to reparation and redress, intercultural policies, indigenous rights, transparency and access to information, among others.  She studied a BA in Arts with specialization  in Anthropology in Macalester College in Minnesota. She studied a MA in Political Science from El Colegio de México.

 

 

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