Annual Report 2017 – JEEVIKA

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and PCI partner with Indian State to Empower Women

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Just as Babli was ready to give up hope, an opportunity opened up for her to shift focus and lead other women in her rural Indian village toward healthier futures and a reliable support system. She became a Community Mobilizer under the Government of Bihar’s Rural Livelihoods Mission known as JEEViKA, which supports social and economic empowerment of the rural poor in Bihar through Women Empowered (WE)-type groups. Through this collaboration with JEEViKA, PCI aims to improve the health, nutrition and sanitation of families living in the most vulnerable and marginalized communities in India.
As a Community Mobilizer, Babli facilitates 14 women’s self-help groups and coordinates microfinance, savings and livelihood activities. With training and technical support from PCI, she also introduces and links group members to critical health information and services.
In Raipur village where Babli lives, few women complete prenatal check-ups or know how to recognize and address danger signs during pregnancy. The village also has low immunization rates among children. Through her self-help groups, Babli worked to combat these issues by identifying local pregnant women and babies under two years old in need of essential services. She then shared the list with frontline health workers who conducted home visits or connected these vulnerable families to the care they needed.
Babli’s efforts to be a champion of change in her community represent just a small piece of the outcomes that inspired the Government of Bihar to expand its pilot partnership with PCI. Now, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the World Bank, PCI is providing technical support and influencing JEEViKA to roll out key life-saving health, nutrition and sanitation interventions to over 7.6 million self-help group members in Bihar. The goal is to reach more than 12 million women and impact approximately 60 million family members by 2019. That is 55 percent of the rural population of the third most populated and most impoverished state in India.
By integrating interventions into existing channels like JEEViKA, PCI is deepening our impact and bringing change faster at a very large scale to people who need it most. 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NOTABLE NUMBERS
Through health, nutrition and sanitation interventions among self-help groups in Bihar, PCI India has seen, on average, a 10% increase in the following key health indicators:

  • Three antenatal (prenatal) visits
  • Clean umbilical cord care
  • Skin-to-skin care between mother and newborn
  • Breastfeeding within one hour of birth
  • Use of family planning methods
  • Use of modern contraceptive methods

FUTURE DIRECTIONS
PCI is now leveraging the self-help group platform to tackle other health and nutrition needs in India. In Uttar Pradesh, nutrition interventions are being added to our work with polio eradication and routine immunizations for the elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis, a neglected tropical disease endemic in the country.
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