September 25, 2014

A Proud Moment...

Dead Women Talking : Launch of the Report

24th September 2014 was a proud day for the CSOs who work in the field of health. Yesterday when Dead Women Talking : A Civil Society Report on Maternal Deaths in India  released by Dr Syeda Hameed, former member of Planning Commission in New Delhi  fulfilled the aims of a rigorous group's several months works on recording  and analysing the maternal death happened in the Country. The launch was organised in the  India International Centre Annexe, New Delhi.

The report is an outcome of a coordinated civil society effort led by CommonHealth, a national level coalition working on maternal-neonatal health and safe abortion. Twenty one  civil society and community based organizations including NAMHHR compiled stories of 124 maternal deaths occurring over a two year period across 10 states of the country.
The Meeting was cherished with the presence of the eminent panellists like Professor Lakshmi Lingam, Professor and Deputy Director, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad Dr Sridhar Srikantiah, public health specialist and Dr Ritu Priya, Professor, Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, Jawaharlal Nehru University. The Audience included Leading Public health Activists, Researchers, Civil Society Organisations reporters  and NAMHHR members Dr. Sebanti Gosh, Priya John, Jayashree Velankar and Jashodhara Dasgupta and representatives  from the  leading media. Please find the News article came in Indian Express Pune edition :

Please find the links for the report : 
  1. Dead Women Talking - Report
  2. Executive Summary of the Report
  3. Dead Women Talking - Table

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