• The International Association for Adolescent Health -
    11th World Congress on Adolescent Health

    International Association for Adolescent Health (IAAH) 11th World Congress on Adolescent Health: Investing in Adolescent Health - the Future is Now will be held in New Delhi, India from 27-29 October 2017, hosted by MAMTA Health Institute for Mother and Child and the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) and with support of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. The Congress will combine clinical and public health perspectives, and present new approaches and best practices that can contribute to accelerated action for adolescent health and rights, both globally and with specific reference to India and the sub-region.


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    Jagriti Sammelan - Sharing & Learning Conference 2017

    18-20 September 2017

    MAMTA Health Institute for Mother and Child (MAMTA), You’re Invited for participating in the National level conference under RMNCH+A Project (Jagriti) @ Indian Social Institute...

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    A series of events are being organised...See more events

    Hum sab ke liye, apno ke liye

    MAMTA is entering into its 25th year of journey,  and we take this opportunity by celebrating with you all through  creating a momentum on the evidences, experiences, learning  and challenges to further enrich collective learning on issues of our mandate.

    Stay tuned into our Website & Facebook to be a part of this celebration and keep sharing your thoughts and views.


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    Maternal, Newborn Child Health & Nutrition (MNCHN)
    Maternal, Newborn Child Health & Nutrition (MNCHN)

    Globally, 90% of the complications that lead to maternal deaths and two third of infant deaths are absolutely preventable. Lives of mothers and infants can be saved through low-tech, evidence-based, cost-effective interventions. Safe pregnancy, motherhood and childhood are basic human rights as well as an imperative indicator for social and economic progress of any country. MAMTA works towards outcomes that include increased accessibility and availability to maternal/newborn healthcare services.

    MAMTA focuses on an integrated model of health care from birth throughout childhood. World Health Report 2005 and The Lancet Neonatal Survival Series stresses upon a continuum of care approach which is an integral part of MAMTA’s operational strategy. A healthy pregnancy begins before conception and continues with prenatal care through 1000 days of the newborn’s life. While we aim for women and children to have access to high-quality maternal and child health services, we also work with health functionaries, opinion leaders and communities to understand and address the challenges contributing to high maternal and child death rate. In the process we empower the mother to confidently take health based decisions for herself and her child. Through the evidences generated, MAMTA also imparts policy and programmatic guidance for comprehensive strategies at national and international platforms.

    Pre Pregnancy

    Pre pregnancy is an important life stage as the very foundation of healthy adulthood and parenthood can be laid if proper care is provided to women. Pre-pregnancy care can bring down many adverse outcomes originating during and after pregnancy.

    MAMTA’s MNCHN program engages with women in pre pregnancy stage and continues to intervene at the antenatal, neonatal and child health care phases to provide holistic care. Interventions for pre pregnancy are mainly aimed at the youth and focus on their reproductive health to maximize better health outcomes.

    Interventions focus on strategies that prepare the families and the young people about their reproductive health and choices. It also helps young couples make informed decisions on planning a healthy family.

    Antenatal Care

    Maternal health is one of the key factors that contributes towards survival and good health of the mother and the baby. In the continuum of care approach, pregnancy is a significant phase that decides the health pattern of the unborn baby and can speed up the mother’s post natal recovery.

    As it is proven that investing in antenatal care is a tested and effective method for improving MNCH outcomes, MAMTA interventions emphasize on strategies recommended by WHO that include four antenatal care visits, consumption of 90 or more iron-folic acid (IFA) tablets, administration of two or more Tetanus Toxoid (TT) injections and preparedness for delivery.

    Post Partum and Natal Care

    Post delivery period is crucial for optimum growth of the infant and speedy recovery of the mother. It is observed that soon after the birth, all focus and attention moves from the mother to the infant which affects and neglects the mother’s health also leading to maternal mortality in many cases. Maternal and child mortality can be reduced to a significant extent with proper care and nutrition. Care during this stage helps the mother to cope up with the hormonal and physical changes and equips her in taking care of the new born. MAMTA’s interventions incorporate recommended and tested strategies of basic care and support for mother and newborns and also address community barriers such as old myths, lack of knowledge, illiteracy etc that often lead to maternal and infant mortality.

    Early Days and Years Of Life

    The early years of life are fundamentally important for a child’s overall health, growth, development and learning. Proper care imparted in this period initiates and promises healthy and strong foundation for later years. Understanding the stages of child development helps parents/caregivers identify the right support required for the child's optimal growth and development.

    MAMTA’s MNCHN interventions focus on high impact health and nutrition models of care for new born and infants. The interventions concentrate on

    • Improving the survival rates for children between 0-5 years.
    • Reducing levels of malnutrition in children.
    • Improving new born and maternal health outcomes with the support of community and government stakeholders.

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