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We build replicable, evidence-based solutions with communities, governments and public health systems to improve health outcomes of vulnerable urban women and children.

Healthy development requires a continuum of care.


A continuum of care means working with women and children from birth to adulthood in order to break the intergenerational cycle of poor health. Gender-based violence cuts across all stages along the continuum of care. We aim to ensure they have continuous access to and awareness of the health services they need to live a healthy and safe life.

Pregnant woman
Pregnancy

  • Enhancing public system response to maternal healthcare

  • Improving coordination across public health facilities for high risk pregnancies

Mother with newborn child
Birth

  • Encouraging institutional deliveries through the public health system

  • System strengthening to ensure immunizations and exclusive breastfeeding

Mother with child
Childhood

  • Identifying, preventing and treating malnutrition

  • Capacity building to deliver better public services for child health and nutrition

Adolescent boy and girl
Adolescence

  • Educating adolescents on reproductive health and gender equity

  • Creating a cadre of youth to become community change agents

Adult woman and man
Adulthood

  • Empowering communities and partnering with public systems to respond to gender-based violence

  • Providing mental health and legal services to women facing violence, and improved knowledge and access to planned parenthood

Our Focus Areas


Maternal and Newborn Health

We work with community and government stakeholders to help build strong systems that can deliver maternal and neonatal care to urban women and newborns.

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Child Health and Nutrition

We work with communities and governments in health education and capacity building to ensure healthy development for every child.

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Child Health and Nutrition

Empowerment, Health and Sexuality of Adolescents

We work with adolescents to build knowledge of sexual and reproductive health issues and promote gender-equitable relationships.

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Empowerment, Health and Sexuality of Adolescents

Prevention of Violence against Women and Children

We work with communities and public systems to prevent and address gender-based violence in a holistic manner.

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Prevention of Violence against Women and Children

Our Approach


Empowering communities


We work with communities to spread health awareness and improve health-seeking behaviour.

Strengthening systems


We work with public health systems and the police to create sustainable improvements in service delivery.

Advancing research


We use a data-driven, evidence-based approach to develop informed public health interventions.

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Where We Work


Map of SNEHA’s work areas in Mumbai

We directly implement programs across 20 communities in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. Our models have also scaled across Maharashtra and other states.

Comprehensive care through community centres


Our on-ground community centres aim to develop models for integrated health service delivery in urban informal settlements. We engage closely at the local level to make sure that women and children have access to quality health services.

SNEHA Centres Programme Healthy Cities Programme

Building Lasting Partnerships


We work with partners such as the Government of India's Integrated Child Development Services, the National Health Mission, Maharashtra, and University College London - to deliver, scale and evaluate our work. Our partners are crucial to our mission and ensure that our interventions are rigorous and sustainable.

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Support Us


We believe that every woman and child counts. Support us in making sure that more women and children have access to services that will help them live a safe and healthy life.


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20 Feb 2018

'Women want equal rights, not protection', says Dr. Nayreen Daruwalla
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8 Feb 2018

Strengthening our stance against violence using community change agents
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31 Jan 2018

Our CEO, Vanessa, writes in IDR about changing CSR-NGO relationships
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