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TOWARDS HEALTH EQUITY:

Health Equity amongst the urban poor can be a powerful agent of change. Similar to health being critical to a child's development, health equity is an indispensable milestone of a community's development. This can be achieved by strengthening the community's capacity to access public health services while working with public health systems to provide quality services and by changing knowledge, attitudes and behaviours. SNEHA (Society for Nutrition, Education and Health Action) is a step towards bridging the health equity gap and going beyond fighting illness to Raising Health For All.

Women & Children at the Centre of Change

A Continuum of Care Approach

A continuum of care RMNCH+A (Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health) means working with women and children from birth to adulthood in order to break the intergenerational cycle of poor health.

Pregnant woman
PREGNANCY

  • Enhancing public system response to maternal and newborn healthcare

  • Improving coordination across public health facilities for high risk pregnancies

Mother with newborn child
BIRTH

  • Encouraging institutional deliveries through the public health system

  • Ensuring full immunisation in children 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 nutrition, reproductive health and gender equity and improving emotional resilience

  • 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




Addressing gender-based inequities is an underlying area of focus across all programmes that SNEHA undertakes, because this is often at the heart of health inequity in communities.



Our Focus Areas

SNEHA works with vulnerable communities, public health and safety systems to develop evidence-based models to address urban health challenges.

Maternal and Child Health

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We work with communities to address health and nutrition challenges among mothers and children through a continuum of care approach.

Public System Partnership

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We work with public systems to strengthen delivery of services to vulnerable communities.

Public System Partnership

Empowerment, Health and Sexuality of Adolescents

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We work on improving the health and well-being of adolescents and building an adolescent friendly health ecosystem.

Empowerment, Health and Sexuality of Adolescents

Prevention of Violence against Women and Children

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

Prevention of Violence against Women and Children

Our Model


EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES

SNEHA works directly with vulnerable communities to improve health seeking behaviours, address gender inequities and promote optimal use of available resources.

STRENGTHENING SYSTEMS

SNEHA’s model is unique as it supports existing government health and safety systems for improving quality of healthcare delivery.

Empowering communities

ADVANCING RESEARCH

SNEHA highly values ‘Research, Monitoring & Evaluation and
Impact Mapping’ , seeing these as enablers of efficiency and accelerators of change. At a larger level, it works towards creation of evidence-based models of health interventions to inform policy.

our research

Other Programmes

We have expanded into nurse-aide training to empower young women and into palliative care to help communities manage life limiting illnesses better; supported by expertise and compassion.

Romila Palliative Care Nurse-Aide programme

Reach and Impact


342,778

Women, children, adolescents
and families directly reached
(2016-2022)

27%

Reduction in stunting among
children under two years of age
(2021-2022)

99%

Antenatal Care Clinics of public Health
Posts functional in intervention areas
(2021-2022)

69%

Survivors of violence accessing counselling
services reported reduction in violence
and distress levels
(2021-2022)

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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Blog

11 Nov 2022

We work with women and girls who have been abused, neglected, sexually assaulted and denied their basic fundamental rights. Our team working on Gender-based Violence talks about the complexities of providing the survivors with legal aid services.

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Media

15 Sep 2022

SNEHA’s Maternal and Child Health Programme intends to improve the health and nutritional status for women and children in urban informal settlements through Continuum of Care approach

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Social Media

13 Nov 2022

Small acts of kindness need small efforts! Our Founder Dr. Armida Fernandez shares how she practices kindness in her everyday life!