NEEDS adopt the framework of WHO’s definition of Reproductive health which implies that people are able to have a responsible, satisfying and safe sex life & that they have the capability to reproduce and the freedom to decide if, when & how often to do so.

  • Reduce under-five mortality rate, the maternal mortality ratio and Reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS while intervening on young people’s reproductive sexual health.

  • All individuals have the ability to live a healthy life in an enabling Society.

  • Maternal and new born mortality rate is much higher than national level, unsafe abortion, extremely poor hygiene behavior further contributing to poor maternal and new born health..

  • Multi-faced approach relying on professionalization of public service delivery, Total Quality Management, innovative use of IT and other technologies which improve monitoring and supervision. Greater emphasis on social mobilisation and capacity building, strengthening of local institutions, innovative use of IEC materials, building deeper partnerships with line departments, civil society organisations and the community to determine the needs and aspirations of the people.

  • »  Generate awareness, build capacity and skill, establish linkages
  • »  Advocacy and lobbying – using evidence base i.e. facility assessment, social audits
  • »  Promote hygiene behavior and create open defecation free communities
  • »  Men Engage towards gender equalities and participation of male in body rights while educating couples on FP basket of choices
  • »  Micro planning and engaging PRIs in CBM and help improving services
  • »  Help enhancing quality of services by Govt. health facilities i.e. VHND, HSC and CHC services
  • »  mHealth application-
  • »  for improved maternal and new-born health.
  • »  for adolescent health including sex and sexuality and life skill education.
  • Quality of service is streamlined.
    Community themselves are going to take services.
    Number of maternal and neo-natal death is reduced.
    Community driven approach will be adopted at the state or national level policy.
    Improve sanitary practice.

    Support organization:- SRHR Alliance
  • MNH programme is being implemented with the support of SIMAVI, Netherlands under Alliance of Sexual and Reproductive Health Right in country as one of United for Body Right program. The goal of MNH programme is to make pregnancy safer to all women through community action by improving access and practice to reproductive health service and better sanitation practice in 9 blocks of 3 districts of Jharkhand by 2015. Further the programme wants Government to ensure quality maternal health services universally available as an integral part of wider health

    system and Government replicates best practice model of water centric basic sanitary system.

    Improve access & quality of MNH services in 9 PHC by 2015
    Reduction in maternal mortality by 25% by 2015
    Decrease in neo-natal mortality by 25% by 2015
    Improved water and sanitary practice by participating families and inclusion of families with PWD in safe sanitation & hygiene practice coverage. .

    Support organization:-.SIMAVI, Netherland
  • The approach adopted in the project is to work simultaneously on demand generation for sanitation system and related services as well as to establish an effective supply chain so that the demands of the community for water and sanitation services are met promptly. The Water and Sanitation Hygiene Sector of NEEDS aims at improved hygiene outcomes through changed sanitation behaviors of the community/population residing in 100 villages under 10 Panchayat of selected geographical location of Deoghar, Sahibganj & Pakur of Jharkhand and Banka district in Bihar.

    Sanitation condition of the villages were visibly poor with house hold waste water flowing on the road, children or adult had no idea about hand wash, they had no idea about safe water, and moreover open field deification was a traditional practice.

    Support Organization: SRTT/ Bill Gates Foundation
  • The program is based on Integrated Drinking Water and Sanitation Programme for improved access to safe drinking water and Open Defecation Free (ODF) status focuses in an expected number of approximately 6 - 8 villages reaching out to an estimated 1000 to 1200 households in Palajori block of Deoghar District, while developing institutional infrastructure to ensure sustainability.

    Support organization:- Save the Children
  • This project materialized to strengthen community practices and home based care for improved maternal and neonatal health and nutrition (MNHN) in the two project districts of Jamtara and Dumka, in Jharkhand within three years. The agenda was to increase access to and utilization of newborn services at all levels within the two districts in three years.

    To improve maternal and newborn health and nutrition (MNHN) practices among mothers and community members.

    To increase access to and utilisation of newborn services at all levels within the two districts within three years.

    To strengthen community groups, including Village Health, Sanitation and Nutrition Committees (VHSNCs) to improve newborn health in the communities across the two districts within three years.


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Mobile for Mother [M4M] is a project initiated by NEEDS for the application of multimedia capabilities of common phones to deliver educational and health care information to pregnant women regardless of their literacy level of education.