Maternal, Newborn Child Health & Nutrition (MNCHN)

Maternal, Newborn Child Health & Nutrition (MNCHN)

Safe pregnancy, motherhood and childhood are basic human rights and MAMTA works towards outcomes that increases accessibility and availability to maternal/newborn healthcare services with a focus on integrated model of health care from birth through childhood. Continuum of care approach is integral to MAMTA’s operational strategy. We work with health functionaries, opinion leaders and communities to address the challenges contributing to high maternal and child deaths. By this process we empower the mother for healthcare decisions. The evidence generated advises policy and practices at national and international platforms.

Pre Pregnancy

Pre pregnancy is an important life stage as the very foundation of healthy adulthood and parenthood. MAMTA’s MNCHN program engages with women in pre pregnancy stage and continues to do so at the antenatal, neonatal and child health care phases to provide holistic care. Interventions, that condition the families and youth about reproductive health and choices to make informed decisions.

Antenatal Care

In the continuum of care approach, pregnancy is a significant phase that decides the health of the mother and her unborn baby. MAMTA catalytically emphasizes on strategies recommended by WHO that include four antenatal care visits, consumption of 90 or more iron-folic acid (IFA) tablets, administration of two or more Tetanus Toxoid (TT) injections and preparedness for delivery.

Post Partum and Natal Care

Post delivery period is crucial for survival and thriving of the infant and speedy recovery of the mother. Maternal and child health can be enhanced with proper care and nutrition. Care during this stage helps the mother to cope up with the hormonal and physical changes and places her in a position to care for the new born. MAMTA’s interventions incorporate recommended and tested strategies of basic care and support for mother and newborns and addresses community barriers including myths, and social, personal practices that influence maternal and infant wellbeing.