Inspiring Others to Join the Manyata Movement
The Federation of Obstetric and Gynecological Societies of India in partnership with
for Mothers, MacArthur Foundation and Jhpiego (an affiliate of Johns
Hopkins University), launched Manyata - a nationwide movement urging the need for
quality care for mothers during and immediately after childbirth when risks of life-threatening
complications are the highest, in India.
The movement has already begun targeting private maternity providers to adopt recognized
standards for excellence in maternity services and urges all stakeholders to build
an ecosystem that supports and centers around quality maternal care. Manyata augments
the government's efforts to work toward reducing maternal mortality in India through
the launch of many schemes such as the Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Yojana.
Dr. Naveen Rao said, "We believe that in order to save mothers, we must design, deploy
and scale solutions in three areas: empowering women to make informed choices, equipping
health providers with the skills, tools and technologies they need to provide high-quality
care; and strengthening health systems to sustain the delivery of high-quality services
that benefit women and their communities".