Our Projects

Promotion of Advance Agriculture Technologies

Mar 15, 2014

Sharnam   Sansthan is implementing various programs for promotion of advance technologies of agriculture in Barabanki and Hathras districts of Uttar Pradesh. These programs are supported by NABARD (National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development). Following Programs are being implemented by Sharnam-

  • Women Empowerment (Strengthening  of Self Help Group)
  • Formation & capacity building of farmers on advance agriculture technologies
  • Organizing study tours (Exposure visits) for adaption of technologies
  • Financial inclusion programs for economic strengthening of farmers

Village Development Program (VDP):

Village level monthly meetings-

Monthly village level meetings are organized for discussing various development issues like-

      • Planning meeting for developing Village Information Center with village library.
      • Discussion on developing vegetable nursery for commercial purpose.
      • Discussion on developing Joint Liability Group.
      • Planning for inauguration of village library.
      • Discussion on monthly planning for implementing various activities and events.

 

 

BASE LEVEL ORIENTATION AND MEET PROGRAM

Inauguration Orientation program (BLOAM) of all Farmer clubs has been completed on 28th December 2011.  District Development Manager (DDM) Mr Manish Gupta asked to farmers for adopting new technologies of agriculture for the development of entire society. Regional Manager, Central Bank, Manager AGB and other officials also participated in program and agreed to give their full cooperation and support for the development of villages and rural communities.

Urban Health Initiatives

Mar 14, 2014

URBAN HEALTH INITIATIVE 

Sharing of Family Planning Methods

Urban Health Initiative (UHI) project is being implemented by Sharnam Sansthan in 45 urban slums of Aligarh city. Sharnam Sansthan entered into partnership with UHI to implement client outreach and community mobilization for family planning in identified slums of Aligarh.  The organization reached a population of 162,375 across 45 slums with family planning information and counselling through its dedicated outreach team comprising 8 outreach workers and 78 peer educators. The outreach team attempted to reach each and every eligible person in the slums and made concerted efforts to increase service and supply access and utilization.

  UHI Goals

  • To increase contraceptive use, by improving access to quality family planning services; and thereby reduce unplanned pregnancies and abortions, and improve maternal and infant survival.
  • To initiate and strengthen systems and strategies that support continuous improvements in urban health services and their   utilization

Expected outcomes and results

  • Increased contraceptive prevalence or use, especially among urban poor.
  • Increased quality of reproductive health and family planning services at targeted sites.
  • Increased access to a broad range of contraceptive supplies and services.
  • Increased demand for contraceptive services and supplies.

Actions taken by Project Team :

Meetings with frontline ICDS functionaries were conducted to solicit their support in promoting family planning acceptance in the slums, and to ensure a collaborative working environment.  Peer educators formed contraceptive users’ groups and organized regular meetings to exchange experiences on family planning use, and to encourage potential clients to accept methods.

Information dissemination by displaying FP poster on Auto Rickshaw

Innovative strategies to reach men included meetings of rickshaw pullers to counsel them on benefits of family planning. Other topics like education and importance of cleanliness and sanitation for better health were also discussed in these male group meetings.  Rickshaw pullers gathered in good numbers and sought clarifications on several misconceptions related to contraceptive use.

Sharnam Sansthan worked with rickshaw pullers as a medium to publicize fixed service delivery days, wherein placards announcing the location and timing of male sterilization facilities were placed on the rickshaws. Announcements were also made through sound amplifiers used on rickshaws to reach a large audience.  Sharnam Sansthan reported a continuous increase in the number of family planning users over time, particularly for female sterilization, IUCD and DMPA                    

Post partum and Post abortion integration is a strategy where clients were to use any contraceptive method immediate after delivery or abortion to prevent unwanted pregnancy. All pregnant women in slum areas are listed and counseled for opting any FP method as per their need and choice, immediate after abortion or delivery. 

During the month of Feb’14, about 1653 women were reported pregnant in project area of Sharnam Sansthan and 232 deliveries were registered and counseled by Peer Educators. After regular follow up, 111 women have taken Family Planning services. On other hand out of 63 abortions during the month 19 women adopt family planning. In this way 47.84 and 30.15 percent post partum and post abortion cases have adopted family planning services accordingly.

For ensuring qualitative family planning services for clients,  UHI has tied up with government hospitals and some prestigious Pvt. Health Service Providers. Project unit of Sharnam Sansthan played an important role of counselling & convincing to MWRA (Married Women in Reproductive Age (15 – 49 yrs) for taking FP services on fixed service delivery days at any prescribed service center for availing through trained doctors and at nominal rates.

Category

Client Counseled

(Feb 2014)

Acceptors of

FST

MST

IUCD

DMPA

OCP

Condom

New 

 

 

24436

27 4 243 224 146 668 
 

Continuing (Total Current User)

NA 3656 84 2837 450 919 4846

Family Planning Services Acceptability

During the of Feb. 2014, Total 1312 clients accepted various methods of family planning services as per their need and choice.  Peer Educator and Outreach workers played their of community mobilization and establishing linkages between service providers and MWRA clients.  

Method wise Acceptors of Family Planning Services (Till Feb 2014)

                                                                                        

ORW and Method Wise Achievement ( Till Feb, 2014)

Name of ORW

NSV

FST

IUCD

DMPA

OCP

Condom

Total

Ashish

5

477

431

77

115

370

1475

Ahmad

4

303

346

34

74

479

1240

Irfan

5

403

277

60

57

383

1185

Sanjay

28

430

313

21

97

479

1368

Nasir

7

435

382

46

248

457

1575

Nigar

6

342

320

27

48

518

1261

Reshma

8

400

210

62

63

500

1243

Sadhana

9

452

332

60

101

929

1883

Brijesh

11

414

243

63

116

731

1578

Total

84

3656

2837

450

919

4846

12792

Disaster Management

Oct 19, 2011

VRFPA Program

Village Resilience in Flood Prone Area (VRFPA) project has been implemented in 25 villages of Suratganj block in Barabanki district under PACS program supported by DFID for the purpose of mitigating the losses caused due to flood disaster. During this project, the organization formed several community based groups like Baboo Bahini Manch (BBM), Disaster Management Group (DMG), Voluntary Agencies for Sustainable Universal Development and emergency Voluntary Action (VASUDEVA) Club etc.

for achieving the following objectives :

Strengthening community social structure.
Preparing disaster affected community for disaster management.
Developing alternatives of livelihood for backward vulnerable in disaster affected areas.
Advocacy with concerned local Govt. department for the effective implementation of govt. schemes and flood policy.

Health

Oct 19, 2011

Sure Start Project – Mother and Neonatal Health Care Program
Sure Start Project is currently running in three blocks (Ramnagar & Masauli) of Barabanki district (U.P.) and Jarval block of Bahraich district of Uttar Pradesh with the support of CARE India & BAIF under PATH Sure Start. The objective of Sure Start Project is significantly increase individual, household and community action that directly & indirectly improves maternal and newborn health and to enhance systems and institutional capabilities for sustained improvement in maternal and newborn care and health status. Project focus on individual and public activities and to provide awareness about the precautions during pregnancy. Sansthan initiated this project for the safety of Mothers and Neonatal up to age of 27 days.

Sure Start Project Coverage

31 GPs of Ramnagar and 21 GPs of Masauli blocks of Barabanki district with the support of CARE.
27 GPs of Jarwal block of Bahraich district with the support of BAIF.

Objective of Sure Start Project

To encourage all the resources which affect the mother and neonatal health at personal, family and community level?
To enhance the strength of Govt. health system for sustainable improvement of mother and neonatal child health.

Main stakeholders of the project

Govt. Health Department Representatives like Doctors, Immunization Officer, Pathologists etc.
Frontline Health Service Providers like Trained Birth Attendants (TBA), Auxiliary Nurse Midwives (ANM), ASHA, AWW,  Medical Practitioners, Domin/ Baxorin etc.
Committees formed under NRHM like Village Health and Sanitation Committee (VHSC), Mothers Group (MG) and Rogi Kalyan Samiti (RKS)

 Community based organizations (CBOs) like Mahila Mandal and Self Help Groups.

Major Activities of the Project

Meeting with VHSC and Mothers Groups
Facilitation of RKS meetings at primary health centers with the support of medical officer incharge and other block level health stakeholders.
Training of ASHA and TBA on Mother and Neonatal health care
Formation and facilitation of Consortia meetings

Celebration of various important days for the promotion of best behavioral practices like celebration of Nutrition Week, Breastfeeding week, mothers day, Newborn week etc.

Interventions for prevention HIV/AIDS

Oct 19, 2011

Targeted Intervention for Injecting Drug Users (IDU)

Project Area Map

TI project is being implemented in Lucknow city with 400 IDUs (HRG). Project Goal is “Reduction in incidences of HIV/AIDS among population with high-risk behavior, so as to reduce morbidity, mortality and impact of epidemic in the District LUCKNOW.”. For better implementation and coverage cluster approach was used in selection of project area sites. Focus is given in highly vulnerable sites like Lavkush Nagar Site Vikas Bhawan, Samodipur, Akabar Nagar under Vikas Bhawan, Samodipur, Akabar Nagar, IT Crossing – I Babuganj, Nirala Nagar, Nadwan, Hanumaan Setu, IT Crossing –II   Pariwartan Chowk, Devghara Ghat, Globe Park, Aminabad  Site – Jhandewala Park, Guin Road, Auto Stand, Hanumaan Mandir, Naveen Gallamandi Site –Behind Gallmandi, Fazullaganj, Bhitauli, Puriniya Site –  Sagara Ghat, Puriniya, Khurram Nagar,  Charbagh Site – KKC, Bus stop, Chhoti line kinara, Ravindralaya, MabaiyaSite- Railway crossing, Sabji Mandi, Chowk Site- Nibu park surroundings, Near Shatabdi hospital,  Naka HindolaSite-  Husinganj chauraha, Bans mandi chauraha, Gurudwara & Near Deep Hotel.

 Major objectives of the project are as under-

  • 100% of IDUs population in the project area have access to services at least once in year
  • 100% of IDUs population in district LUCKNOW have accurate information on STD/HIV/AIDS within the period of one year through Behavior Change Communication.
  • 40 % of the IDUs receive STI care through SCM approach for 2 times in a year.
  • 60% of IDUs population of project area, who maintains sexual relations with his partner use condom correctly and consistently.
  • 50% of external stakeholders are involved in project activities.
  • 100% IDU receive fresh needles and syringes for intravenous drug use.
  • Strengthening of Crisis Management Committee.

Activities are performed in project area- 

 

Project Progress

ii-     Contact drive with existing group of IDUs and people who are engaged in supply chain.

iii-    Training/orientation of crisis committee on HIV/AIDS.

iv-    Cultural programs for the IDUs and their family members.

v-     Counseling for not sharing needles & syringes and free distribution of needles & syringes.

vi-    CapacityBuildingofPeer Educatorsand stakeholders.

vii-   Specific treatment for abscess cases through mobile medical unit and referral of critical cases to Govt. hospitals.

viii-  Referral of cases to PPP doctor for STI care and referral to ICTC for HIV testing.

ix-    Condom promotion will be done for prevention of HIV/STD and for enabling safe sex practices

x-     Advocacy with police department for providing support in smooth functioning of TI project.

Registered Office

SHARNAM SANSTHAN
A-43, Rajeev Nagar, Kanchana
Bihari Marg,Kalyanpur,
Ring Road, Lucknow-226022.
Tel no.: +91-0522–2751463
              09415034973
E-mail: info@sharnam.org
Website: www.sharnam.org

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