Saving Children’s Lives through Community Empowerment

Saving Children’s Lives through Community Empowerment India Health Action Trust (IHAT) in partnership with Save the Children has initiated the project named ‘Saving Children’s Lives through Community Empowerment’ in Ajmer district. The project covering included 28 villages from eight panchyats with a total population of 41113.Save the Children funded the initiative from 2010 to 2012. The project aimed to reduce mortality and under nutrition rates among children aged 0 to 5 years through improving access and utilisation of maternal, new born and child health and nutrition services; empower communities through better awareness of available services; enhance the skills and capacities of Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) at the village level; and build the capacities of community based organisations, local non government organisations and government systems. Intervention elements included: