Project #10365

Reduce Infant & Maternal Mortality in the Himalaya

by Aarohi
Jan 28, 2013

Reduce Infant & Maternal Mortality in the Himalaya

Dr Tanmay Singh (Dentist) at work
Dr Tanmay Singh (Dentist) at work


28 January 2013

Since the month of April 2012 when Aarohi's project to “Reduce Infant and Maternal Mortality in the Himalaya” was posted on Global Giving's website, people from all walks of life have found it in their hearts to contribute. These contributions have had an incredibly positive impact on the project, benefiting and supporting whole communities through Aarohi's Mother and Child health program.

This third report aims to put six months of work from July to Dec 2012 into perspective.

Located in the Kumaon Himalyas of Uttarakhand, India, Aarohi’s project serves a population of approximately 12,500. Funds raised on the Global Giving website have enabled Aarohi to offer extensive community-based training to Traditional Birth Attendants and local Health Workers.

In Feb 2010 Aarohi’s health program received a three-year grant from the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust (SDTT) grant for strengthening its model community based health care delivery system, which aims to reduce maternal and child mortality. The project focuses in on training village health workers and midwives, increasing community awareness about their health needs and rights, and improving access to affordable and ethical health care. The project covers around 14,000 people in 30 extremely remote villages in Nainital district. The project has undergone an external evaluation in Nov 2012, the report of which is attached.

A detail of patient care at the Aarohi hospital is reflected below:

TOTAL PATIENTS BENEFITED                                  1964

TOTAL VILLAGES COVERED                                        45

SPECIALIST CAMPS HELD                                             7  

PATIENTS TREATED IN SPECIALIST CAMPS             577              

TOTAL SURGERIES DONE                                           32     

TOTAL ULTRASOUNDS DONE                                     126

DENTAL CAMPS HELD                                                   6        

TOTAL DENTAL PATIENTS TREATED                         206                

Funds from Global Giving, co-supported by the SDTT enabled 7 specialist health camps in Satoli. 577 patients were treated and 126 ultrasound investigations done during these camps with the help of visiting volunteer doctors. A further 206 patients were treated for dental problems in 6 dental camps. 32 surgical procedures including cholecystectomies, hysterectomies and reconstructive surgeries for post burns contractures and developmental defects like cleft lip and palate were conducted.

A special thanks to all our supporters who have helped plug in the gaps in the larger SDTT funding to bring meaningful maternal and child and patient care to the most marginalized sections of the community of rural Kumaon.

We look forward to your comments and suggestions to help us do better and to bring you a better undertanding of our work.

Dr Nalin Pandey (Paediatrician) with school kids
Dr Nalin Pandey (Paediatrician) with school kids
Dr Prashant Natu (Sonologist) at work
Dr Prashant Natu (Sonologist) at work
Dr Neeraj Dwivedi (Surgeon) outside the OT
Dr Neeraj Dwivedi (Surgeon) outside the OT
Jagdish Nayal (Lab Tech) keeping cool
Jagdish Nayal (Lab Tech) keeping cool


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Organization Information


Location: District Nainital, Uttarakhand - India
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Jyoti Patil
An organisation committed to the development of rural, mountain communities
District Nainital, Uttarakhand India

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