Scholarship for economically backward students and students with disability

Turnstone Global’s Maternal and New-born Health (MNH) project seeks to improve pregnancy care for low and middle-income group by collaborating with both the public healthcare system and the communities. Turnstone global works with public hospitals to map and establish referral networks and promote appropriate care for women with potential complications of pregnancy. Turnstone global also collaborates with local self-government to standardize primary ante and post-natal services and build capacity of their outreach workers. home visits, community meetings, and formation of community health committees, Turnstone Global engages pregnant mothers and their families to promote utilization of public services for mothers and newborns and improve their knowledge of ante- and post-natal danger signs, maternal nutrition, , institutional birth, appropriate child feeding practice, immunization and family planning methods.

Turnstone Global’s Child Health and Nutrition program launched its pusti (nutrition) project in January 2011 in Basanti Colony, one of the largest slums in Asia. The programme aims to improve the health and nutrition status of children under 6 years of age through: Rigorous screening and early identification of malnourished children.

Combinations of hospital care, Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) and referrals; Administering Albendazole  and Vitamin A  supplementation to combat malnutrition Distribution of free protein and other supplementation for a  child’s need such as eggs, fruits, juices, chawanprash etc with the help of Spencer’s Pvt. Ltd. and Dabur ltd and Regular follow-up and monitoring.

Impact to Date:

Over the last four years (2012 –till date):

  • Assisted at least 12,321 pregnant women with potential complications through us-initiated referral networks.
  • Reached out to nearly 6,423 pregnant women through home visits, providing periodic counselling during pregnancy and after childbirth.

Distributing more than 5000- bottles of Multivitamin and Iron supplementations to pregnant women:

  • Trained over 2,097 public healthcare providers (cumulative) on clinical aspects of maternal and neonatal care and effective communication.
  • Trained over 5,631 government outreach workers (cumulative) to address maternal and neonatal health in communities.
  • The project covers an estimated population of 604,000 in Ultadanga along with cannel.
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