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SNEHA (Society for Nutrition, Education and Health Action)

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A secular, Mumbai-based non-profit organization, SNEHA believes that investing in women's health is essential to building viable communities. SNEHA focuses on four large public health areas: Maternal and Newborn Health, Child Health and Nutrition, Adolescent Health and Empowerment, Prevention of Violence against Women and Children, among vulnerable communities. Its approach is two-pronged; working at the community-level to empower women and slum communities to be catalysts of change in health care behaviours plus collaborating with existing public health systems and health care providers to create sustainable improvements in health.


1,00,000 women were reached through trainings, meetings, reporting, counselling and campaigns. 8,214 women reached through counselling services. 2,421 police trained to respond to survivors of violence. 3,353 municipal hospital staff were trained to provide support to survivors of violence. 156 public health facilities strengthened to deliver quality health services. 52,000+ high-risk pregnant women assisted to deliver safely through SNEHA-initiated referral networks. 1,481 public Health Post staff trained in maternal and newborn care. 1,568 government outreach workers trained to address maternal and neonatal health in their communities. It reduced prevalence of malnutrition from 18% to 13%, as well as the prevalence of underweight among children from 32% to 27%. 14,000 youth reached through life-skills and health education programmes. 8,000 adolescents sensitized to family planning practices and facilities. 2,000 parents involved in community mobilization and sensitization programmes.