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NHM, Tata Steel and AIF to improve access to maternal, neonatal Care in Jharkhand

31 January 2022 | News

The programme will cover 5000 villages across five years

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An Engagement Coordination and Arrangement (ECA) on Maternal, Adolescent, Child care and Nutrition in Kolhan division in Jharkhand was signed between National Health Mission, Tata Steel Foundation and American India Foundation (AIF) under the flagship project MANSI+ (Maternal and Neonatal Survival Initiative+) at the office of National Health Mission (NHM), Ranchi.


After a decade of successful implementation of MANSI across 1700 villages in 12 blocks across three districts of Jharkhand and Odisha, an enhanced version of MANSI viz MANSI+ is being rolled out through the Public Private Partnership (PPP) model in the Kolhan region of Jharkhand covering all 38 developmental blocks across three districts viz East Singhbhum, West Singhbhum and Seraikela. The programme will cover 5000 villages across five years (June 2021 - May 2026) and will reach out to approximately four million marginalised and vulnerable tribal populations in the region.


The ECA was signed by Bidyanand Sharma Pankaj, Additional Mission Director, NHM, Anupam Sarkar, Senior Program Manager, AIF and Dr Anuj Bhatnagar, Head, Public Health, Tata Steel.



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