Disseminating Urban Health Models
for Scaling

On November 15 2019, representatives across public institutions, philanthropic organisations, implementing organisations, academia and communities dialogued on:

  • Partnering with Public Systems
  • Evidence Building
  • Community Engagement
  • Moving towards Sustainability
Dr. Pradeep Vyas, Principal Secretary, Public Health Department, Government of Maharashtra, Smt. I.A. Kundan, Secretary, Department of Women and Child Development (DWCD), Dr. Anand Bang, Honorary Health Advisor to the Ex. Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Dr. Avinash Supe, Ex. Director (ME & MH) and Dean - KEM and Sion Hospital, Emeritus Professor, G I Surgery and Medical Education, Seth GS Medical College KEM Hospital were present at the dissemination.

Click here for an overview of the dissemination.
Photos from the event can be viewed here.
Celebrating Joy of Giving Week between 2 to 8 October, 2019

At Mumbai Metro One, Marol Naka Station:

Our Empowerment, Health and Sexuality of Adolescents (EHSAS) and Prevention of Violence against Women and Children (PVWC) Programmes used Daan Utsav (Joy of Giving Week) as an opportunity to raise awareness through street plays, songs, interactive games and activities on topics of mental health, menstrual hygiene, anaemia and gender-based violence. 

At WeWork - Thane, BKC, Goregaon:

Employees were engaged through games on health and nutrition by our Health Cities Programme (HCP) and street play, games and discussion on mental health by the EHSAS clinical psychologist. 

During this period, SNEHA was also a part of ChaloGive, a grassroots giving initiative for the Indian diaspora in the US.

POSHAN Maah 2019 - SNEHA observes Nutrition Month

Health post staff and anganwadi workers from the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM), the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) and the Bhiwandi Nizampur Municipal Corporation (BNMC) were supported by SNEHA's Maternal and Newborn Health (MNH) Programme  to organise health talks with pregnant women and their family members on the importance of nutritious food intake during pregnancy and lactation.

SNEHA's Child Health and Nutrition (CHN) Programme, Aahar was part of the Nutrition Rath organised by the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) to create awareness about various nutrition components. 

Our Healthy Cities Programme (HCP) conducted talks on nutrition and handwash in 5 schools in Malvani. 837 children and 23 teaching staff were sensitised. The team also organised a participatory workshop with 43 Maternal Newborn Health (MNH) community champions to build their knowledge on maternal anemia, importance of iron rich food and their role as MNH champions in the community.


Alok Kumar, health and nutrition adviser and Khushboo Saiyed a young professional at NITI Aayog  mention SNEHA's unified approach in urban areas on News18 


17-year-old Subrato Dey, a change agent with our EHSAS programme, tells Hindustan Times  about how he got street lights in his locality fixed


This Children's Day, Community members took the pledge on

#iStandForChildSafety  and joined SNEHA's mission for Child Safety!

Institutionalizing community participation processes in urban informal settlements: Lessons learnt from community volunteers in SNEHA’s Child Health and Nutrition (Aahar) Programme (2016-18).

Read the report here.


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