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When Women-Led Collective Action in Community-Based Management Ensured Sanitation

When Women-Led Collective Action in Community-Based Management Ensured Sanitation

Sameena along with her family and 22 other households reside in a small enclave along 59, Tiljala Road, Kolkata. Around 120 people from these households used one single toilet. The toilet had no water connection, electricity and drainage. This was hindering its usage as the toilet was old and in a dilapidated condition. The area surrounding the toilet always remained water logged and dirty.  The vacant areas and open drains surrounding the toilet were mostly being used for dumping and disposing all forms of waste. These areas were also being used for open defecation.

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When Prior Information on Diarrhoea Saved an Infant’s Life: ORS+Zinc= A Magic Formula

When Prior Information on Diarrhoea Saved an Infant’s Life: ORS+Zinc= A Magic Formula

Sompal and Javitri Devi along with their 8 months old infant daughter, Chandni, inhabit in the small village of Bilaspur in Pilibhit District of Uttar Pradesh. They own a farm on a small piece of land and they cultivate rice on it to earn a living. It was in the month of October last year that Chandni suffered from extreme bouts of diarrhoea. Fortunately, Chandni’s family members had already been oriented by Save the Children’s Community Health Workers during their regular home visits on what is Diarrhoea, how to identify and treat it.

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Delhi Street Children Get the Identity they Rightfully Deserved

Delhi Street Children Get the Identity they Rightfully Deserved

A life-changing event has happened in the lives of children living under the Sarita Vihar flyover in New Delhi. They have recently received an "identity". Through Save the Children-facilitated Aadhaar Camp, children (and even some elders) have been given Aadhaar Cards - a document which accords them identity and recognition, something they lacked as street children. This throws open a window of opportunities for them as they can now get admission in school and get linked to various welfare schemes run by the government. 

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Eradicating the Problem of Open Defecation in the Community: A Promise Sandhya Made to Herself

Eradicating the Problem of Open Defecation in the Community: A Promise Sandhya Made to Herself

Sandhya Srivastava is working as an ASHA worker in the Lalnagar Sipahiya Village, Balrampur District, Uttar Pradesh and is a very efficient worker. She has been promoted as ASHA Sangini as her hard work has been recognised by the health department.
 

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  Timely Administration of Zinc+ORS Saves a Young Life

Timely Administration of Zinc+ORS Saves a Young Life

‘Killer Diarrhoea’, a disease most prevalent amongst young children, is known to rob its young victims of critical nutrients from their body, resulting in extreme dehydration and eventual death. Many families, living in slums and other backward areas are usually helpless in the face of this disease as they are either unaware of the dire consequences or are unable to find a cure in time to save their child.
 
 

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