IMPACT Mashika Clinics
Our Purpose in Mashika Clinics
WHP is now proposing to harness the surplus of trained nurse-midwifes, hiring them to lead organization-run centres supported by telemedicine, able to deliver a wider range of services and with greater control over the quality of services delivered. The centres will link to a network of public and private secondary referral centres for more complex interventions. WHP’s previous programme have shown a market for the services to be offered at these centres, stimulated through proven community mobiliser demand generation activities and links with government-trained ASHAs, informal providers and chemists.
A key driver of the project is that each ANM centre is sustainable, while still delivering for the target audience. Hiring nurse-midwifes to lead the centres will keep the cost of each centre low, which will also be run as frugally as possible, to ensure an accessible price for the patient. In addition, WHP will continue to advocate with Government at a local and national level for BoP subsidies to be made available for the policy prioritized ante-natal and reproductive, maternal and child health services, and through private sector facilities.
WHP has created 3 clinics- 2 in Bihar and 1 in UP. Each nurse-midwife center is located close to a cluster of villages to ensure large enough catchment area to generate adequate caseloads. ANMs at the centre play the twin role of delivering services on their own and facilitating from remote doctors. They are providing services such as family planning, ante natal care and gynaecological services. Currently WHP’ is refining and systemizing the model to ensure it delivers its social and business objectives in the most effective way. The ambition is then that the centres would be ready to replicate at a much greater scale.