Maternal and Child Health Programmes have always been a dominant part of our work in the slums of Delhi. As we continue to see reductions in mortality rates for mothers, babies and children, our need for resources also increases. This Appeal explains first-hand how Asha’s Maternal and Child Health Programme save lives and demonstrate how your donation can make a difference.
In this, our Spring Appeal, Community Health Volunteer Radha tells the story of Poonam, a 20 year old woman who would have lost her baby if Asha had not intervened at the right time. Asha Community Health Volunteers play an important role by counselling women on birth preparations, the importance of safe delivery, breast-feeding, immunization, contraception and prevention of common infections as well as the care of their young children.
Will you help this vital work today?