The Vineeta Rastogi Foundation
collaborates with the National Association of Reproductive and Child Health
of India to promote better health outcomes for mothers and their children.
The Foundation provided technical and administrative support to the 5th
International Congress and XIIIth Indian Conference on Reproductive and
Child Health Care, Nagpur, India on November 24-26, 2000. The congress
theme was “Educate and Implement Reproductive and Child Health Care for One
or Two Child Family.”
One of the Foundation’s goals is to bring
health and development to those who need it the most. In this regard, the
Foundation designed workshops to promote the delivery of high quality
reproductive health in rural settings.
The Foundation actively encouraged the
representation and participation of NGOs at the conference since they are at
the forefront of healthcare delivery. It was crucial to increase the
attendance of NGO representatives at a medical/public health event in order
to ensure that medical messages can be conveyed to the general population.
While touring South India overland, the Foundation promoted the congress,
even to clinics and NGOs working in remote areas.
NARCHI has developed a calendar depicting
10 rules to reduce pregnancy-related death and complications and to ensure
better health for the new born. These simple rules are taught to pregnant
women, who also receive the calendar to display in their house so their
husbands and other family members can also be involved in the health of
their spouse. The Foundation distributes and promotes this calendar
For more information about the National
Association of Reproductive and Child Health of India,
Dr. C.S. Dawn, Dean and Secretary General.
Indian College of Maternal and Child Health
25 -B., C.I.T. Road,
Calcutta- 700014. West Bengal, India
Dr Manjula Rohatgi
President NARCHI Nagpur Branch
Nursing Home, 275 Civil lines
Nagpur - 440001. Maharastra, India
Workshop Agenda: Reproductive
and Child Health in Rural Settings