Healthy Families, Healthy Communities


Delivering healthcare to over a billion people is a very complex challenge. CARE India works in close collaboration with State and Central Government and other partner organisations to secure accessible and quality maternal and child healthcare among marginalised communities. We work towards identifying the root causes of healthcare challenges, provide innovative solutions, and help implement secure and quality healthcare services in India. We promote essential newborn care and immunisation, reduce malnutrition, prevent infant and maternal deaths and protect those affected by Tuberculosis (TB). CARE India works closely with its partners to achieve good healthcare for everyone.

Major Achievements

  • 01

    improvement in the identification and care of low birth weight new-born babies

  • 02

    households were covered through Briddhi to improve nutritional status of 3-6-year-old children

  • 03

    reduction in post-partum hemorrhage, better management of birth asphyxia and sustained improvement in facility based care in Bihar

  • 04

    children of 0-5 years of age have better nutritional statuses because of the contribution of volunteers in three districts of Madhya Pradesh Nutrition Project (MPNP)

  • 05

    Kala Azar cases in Bihar in 2013 were reduced to 5,269 by September 2015

  • 06

    Panchayats, 306 DOTS providers were trained under the Treatment, Adherence and Follow-up Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) Tuberculosis project, with 1505 patients receiving counselling support along with their families

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The Protector

Reena Devi, a resident of Naxalite affected Panapur block, Bihar, gave birth to a premature baby girl. At birth, the baby was severely malnourished, weighing only 1500 grams.

The only medical facility around was a Primary Health Centre (PHC) which lacked basic infrastructural facilities. Post the birth, the medical record of the baby was shared with frontline health and Anganwadi workers using Open Data Kit (ODK), an Android based application introduced by CARE India.

Reena was visited by the health workers at home, and they even brought an ambulance along, in case the mother and child needed medical assistance. Reena was counseled by the health workers to only breast-feed the baby. Read more…