As the ultimate aim of the health programme is to make it a people
run and managed programme, capacity building of the traditional
birth attendants or dais and the local health practitioners is
necessary to widen the net of reliable health providers.
TBAs are trained in safe delivery practices. The contents of their
training include symptoms of pregnancy, diet of expecting women,
importance of taking weight regularly, getting T.T. injection,
maintaining warm chain and feeding colostrums to the baby within
an hour of birth. At the end of the training, the TBAs are
provided with a delivery kit with modern implements. Similarly
local practitioners have also been trained in taking blood
pressure, promoting ORS during diarrhoea and dehydration and other
The Sahiyya movement Programme of National Rural Health Mission
was undertaken by Badlao Foundation in partnership with Jharkhand
Health Society since 1996 covering 118 panchayats (1056 villages
and 1666 tolas) in four blocks of Jamtara, Narayanpur, Nala and
Kundahit of Jamtara district. It formed 270 village health
committees. The Key Accomplishments were:
Sensitised and mobilized the youth
through formation of 156 peer groups to instill sense of social
responsibility and common development.
Conducted training and workshops on
community organization, RH to build and enhance capacities of the
Identified and trained peer educators
on ARSH to strengthen their capacities in facilitating RH and
other health related group meetings.
The objective was:
To provide quality reproductive and
child health (RCH) services by following a life-cycle approach,
particularly for those residing in remote and difficult areas in
order to reduce maternal and child mortality and morbidity.
To provide gender and human rights
issues and services to disadvantaged groups and give highest
priority to adolescents.
To organize and empower Village Health
Committees to develop Village Health Plan (VHP) with active
involvement of the communities.