Here’s a story of three Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA workers)of Uttar Pradesh who defied the pandemic to help women in need
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Braving the pandemic and the subsequent lockdowns, the Anganwadi workers of Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan ensured that the poor and vulnerable continued to receive their nutrition needs and were also taught the basics of hygiene and the need for physical distancing.
Community workers are our frontline defence against malnutrition and the pandemic. Yet they work in dangerous conditions without even basic protective gear and for a mere pittance. This must change, now.
This pandemic has led to an intense nationwide focus on health and nutrition. We should not waste this opportunity
There is a lot of scope to empower the Anganwadi workers and ASHAs further and enhance their efficacy. It is time they are given recognition as healthcare workers.
During this time of disruption in primary health care and OPD services in hospitals due to COVID-19, the ANM and ASHA workers are ensuring continued care to maternal and new-born health in rural areas.
ASHAs are an integral part of the institutional healthcare structure in India, but continue to be treated as subpar by the government and other healthcare workers.
Evidence Action in India is represented through its in-country technical consultant, Pramanit Karya India Private Limited.
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