Gender Resource Center
As a nation, India contributed nearly 20 percent of all maternal deaths worldwide between 1992 and 2006. The primary reasons for the high levels of maternal mortality are directly related to socio economic conditions and cultural constraints limiting access to care. Currently, women in India face a multitude of health problems, which ultimately affect the aggregate economy’s output. India currently has one of the highest rates of malnourished women among developing countries. A study in 2000 found that nearly 70 percent of non-pregnant women and 75 percent of pregnant women were anemic in terms of iron-deficiency. Maternal malnutrition has been associated with an increased risk of maternal mortality and also child birth defects.
Through our Gender Resource Center we regularly conducts OPD clinics where community members particularly women and girls have been getting free medical treatment by specialist doctors. For these OPD clinics we have a tie up with District Health Services (DHS) who provides us free medicine. Similarly we have also been regularly organizing theme based health camps where we have had institutional tie up famous hospitals and patients were referred for further medical diagnosis. Till date we have organized 120 OPD clinics and 30 health camps where around 15000 beneficiaries have been benefitted.