Dr Kiran: 'Hello friends, here is a video of the story of Asha Community Health Volunteer Prema. Asha has trained hundreds of such women from their respective slum communities over the past 33 years.
As a result of the comprehensive nature of Asha’s 3 tiered health care program, a few health stats for 2019/2020 are as follows:
Antenatal Care Coverage: 100%
Institutional Deliveries or Deliveries by Trained Midwives: 100%
Babies born with normal birth weight: 91%
Babies breast fed within 6 hours of birth: 100%
Vaccination coverage for children under 5: 98%
Maternal Mortality: 0
Infant Mortality Rate: 13( India as a whole-56)
Under five Mortality Rate: 13 ( India as a whole-37)
( Statistical Tool used: Median)
(Mortality Figures for India as a whole are under reported by the Government of India)
These women are the real heroes of health care in our slums!'