Project Jyotika- Maternal Health Support
Connecting urban poor mothers to vital information and maternal healthcare facilities.
A significant cause of maternal and infant deaths in urban slum settlements is lack of access to preventive care information and support. Through our maternal health support program, MeraSMS uses a voice-SMS mechanism to send timely antenatal and prenatal care reminders to mothers based on their geostational stage or infant's age. Since our start in June 2016, we have so far supported over 640 mothers with their pregancies and births
As part of this mission, our goal is to make Government of India's Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakaram (JSSK) implementable across that urban slums we work with. The scheme is estimated to benefit more than 12 million pregnant women who access Government health facilities for their delivery. Moreover it will motivate those who still choose to deliver at their homes to opt for institutional deliveries.
Through cloud-based data collection combined with volunteer networks and our SMS-Voice platform, our program focuses on identifying mothers who are eligible for Gov. of India's Janani Shuraksha Yojana, educating the families about the scheme and further support the families wit paperwork and other structural requirements to provide them with hassle-free admission into the scheme while collaborating with concerned government bodies and nonprofit organizations.