Ensure safe childbirth for rural women in Sundarbans
Donations to this NGO have 50% tax exemption.
India has by far the highest number of women deaths during childbirth in the world with 56,000 in 2010. Latest estimates show that one woman dies every five minutes while delivering a child in the country. Health centres, especially in rural areas, are scarce, distant and are of poor quality, short-staffed and ill-equipped. Private hospitals, located in urban areas, are improved but are unaffordable for most families.
Under the government's National Rural Health Mission, Community Delivery Centres were established to cater to all the needs of women, especially those from remote areas. Our Outreach Centre (ORC) in Heramba Gopalpur, West Bengal was recognized as a community delivery centre in 2009.
We have been providing doorstep support to pregnant women in the area. Additionally, a range of general health and hygiene camps as well as specific maternal and child health camps are conducted to improve overall constitution in these communities.
All donations made towards this project will directly benefit over 8000 women and their children living in this region.