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MAMTA shortlisted mBillionth South Asia Awards 2017 for its SABRANG App. We are pleased to announce that MAMTA Health Institute for Mother & Child has been shortlisted for the prestigious mBillionth South Asia Awards 2017 for its SABRANG app. These awards are given every year to recognise and honour excellence in mobile communications across South Asia.

MAMTA makes a presentation on Women’s Health Care Policy Options to the Parliamentary Committee on Empowerment of Women, May 11, 2016 MAMTA HIMC made a presentation on Women’s Health Care Policy Options to the Parliamentary Committee on Empowerment of Women on May 11, 2016. The presentation focussed on Health Status of Women in India; Major Areas of Women’s Health Concerns: Gaps and Policy Options on Maternal Health, Women and Nutrition, Non Communicable Diseases (NCD) and Women, Feminization of Infections like HIV/AIDS & TB, Violence and Women. MAMTA also made some Big Ticket Policy Recommendations to the Committee.

MAMTA have profiled ITS work on feasibility of supervised self-testing among pregnant women in India, as a part of Innovation Fund project aided by International HIV/AIDS Alliance, at the Global Webinar on HIV Self-Testing organized by AIDSFREE along with USAID and PEPFAR Only half of people living with HIV know their status. To increase that proportion and achieve the first of UNAIDS’ 90-90-90 goals, the World Health Organization recommends a mix of testing strategies. Two strategies—improving engagement with men, and providing self-testing for HIV—offer promising ways of moving towards the first 90. However, knowledge about both strategies is limited. This webinar started an important discussion of these topics.

Addressing the growing burden of non–communicable disease by leveraging lessons from infectious disease management Despite advances in decreasing morbidity and mortality associated with infectious diseases and poor maternal– and child–health low– and middle–income countries now face an additional burden with the inexorable rise of non– communicable diseases.

United Nations Commission for Social Development, Fifty-ninth session, 09-20 March 2015 Statement submitted by Mamta: Health Institute for Mother and Child, a non-governmental organization in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council.

Commission for Social Development, 52nd Session, 11-21 February 2014Statement submitted by Mamta: Health Institute for Mother and Child, a non-governmental organization in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council.

Ms. Priyanka Sreenath, Assistant Director, MAMTA HIMC participated as a panellist on “Challenges and Hurdles in the implementation of Child Marriage Act and Government Programmes: Need for convergence and mainstreaming efforts involving civil society in India” at the National Consultation on Empowering Girls by addressing Child Marriage in India, organised by the Woman Power Connect (WPC) on 13-14 May, 2014 at Delhi.

Ms. Priyanka Sreenath, Assistant Director, MAMTA HIMC was invited as Resource Person for the Working Session with the Commonwealth Forum of National Human Rights Institutions (CFNHRI) on Early and Forced Marriage (EFM) and Sexual Violence in Conflict (SVI), 4-8 May, 2015, Kigali, Rwanda. The Session was participated by National Human Rights Commission of Commonwealth Countries from Asia and Africa

Leveraging learnings from infectious disease control and maternal and child health programs for non-communicable disease management in low- and middle-income countries Basel dialogue – December 12, 2014SUMMARY Basel dialogue 2014

The Partnership to Maternal, Newborn and Child Health – "Countdown to 2015"MAMTA participated in the 3rd Partners Forum on Improving maternal, newborn and child health in Johannesburg, South Africa in June 2014. This partnership brings together various international experts to scale up progress on maternal newborn and child survival, post 2015.

Alliance Research Think Tank Meeting on HIV in Cambodia– 2014MAMTA represented as a partner of the research and evidence building Think Tank on improving health outcomes in the field of HIV and AIDS in 2014.

National core group member on child Marriage, Ministry of Women & Child-2013MAMTA-HIMC represented by its Executive Director is member of the national level core group on ‘Child Marriage’ formed by the Ministry of Women and Child, Government of India to develop the National Strategy and National Plan of Action on Child Marriage.

Member of NACG (National Alliance Coordination Group) – 2013 India under SAIEVAC (South Asia Initiative to Eliminate Violence Against Children-an apex body of SAARC) and is leading the thematic group on Child Marriage. India NACG formation has been initiated in year 2013. India is represented in SAIEVAC by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, MoWCD as its one of the governing board member.

International MoU signed with Government of Burundi–2012 MAMTA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Burundi on making efforts for the country for improving health indicators especially for Maternal and Child Health.

Member of National Core Group for Declining Sex Ratio, MoWCD–2012Member of the national level core group on ‘Declining Sex Ratio’ formed by the Ministry of Women and Child, Government of India.

Contribution to International Policy making—2011MAMTA has oriented Policy Makers, Development Strategists and Health Service Providers from Africa and Scandivian nations on Policy Empowerment/Formulation pertaining to public health issues in ITP Seminar organized by University of Lund, Stockholm, Sweden