To create a safe, healthy environment and reduce mortality for the newborns and mothers, a state level workshop was recently held in Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh. The workshop was organised by Jaipur’s IIHMR University in collaboration with National Health Mission (NHM) and UNICEF. The title of the workshop was ‘Creating a Safe and Enabling Environment for Newborns and Mother through Wash in Health Facilities and NRCs in Madhya Pradesh (MP)’.
Professor & Dean, Dr. Goutam Sadhu and Assistant Professor, Mr. Hemant Kumar Mishra from the School of Development Studies, The IIHMR University addressed the gathering along with MD-NHM, Mr. Viswanathan, Nutrition Specialist, UNICEF – Dr. Sameer Pawar and WASH officer, UNICEF – Mr. Nageshwar Patidar. As many as 65 participants from the nine districts were also present.
Dr. Sadhu expressed that IIHMR University, which is a Premier Public Health Management and Research University of India, dedicatedly works towards bringing out more innovative ways to ensure a health and hygienically advanced society. He also mentioned that this initiative will go a long way in ensuring good health hygiene for the new born babies as well as their mothers.
The workshop was an extended phase of the WASH (Water and Sanitation Hygiene) in health centers and facilities programme.