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Current Projects - “SUMA RAJASTHAN” - A NETWORK FOR SAFE MOTHERHOOD BY CHETNA

“SUMA RAJASTHAN” - A NETWORK FOR SAFE MOTHERHOOD BY CHETNA

09 APR 2018
  • Tribal and Rural WomenBeneficiaries
  • Udaipur, Sirohi, DungerpurLocation

During 2000-2001 CHETNA, Ahmadabad, a resource agency addressing the issues of women health and development initiated a campaign on “Safe Motherhood” in 7 districts of Rajasthan with support of 11 local NGOs. This campaign was overwhelmingly supported by state government departments, state women commission, local Media, UN and other International organizations. Based on the outcomes of campaign, a platform for Safe Motherhood in Rajasthan came up “SUMA – Rajasthan Safe Motherhood Network” got formed in 2002 to targeting to reduce MMR and IMR in Rajasthan.


Shrusthi is one of the partners of SUMA Network since 2013 and working in Udaipur, Dungarpur and Sirohi on the issue of Safe Motherhood. Below are the objectives of SUMA on which we have been working since years in Southern Rajasthan:


  • For Safe Motherhood, making advocacy on policy – legal & programmatic issues to bring a change.
  • Creating awareness among various stakeholders of society towards problems and policies related to Safe Motherhood.
  • Developing knowledge among Network partners through regular dialogue and communication.
  • Making Capacity building of individuals and organizations on Safe Motherhood.

Organization under the SUMA Network successfully implemented two long term project name Women Health & Rights Advocacy Partnership-South Asia (WHRAP-SA) in Udaipur and Sirohi and Quality of Care Project in Udaipur and Dungarpur. And successfully led campaigns which were Hamari Awaz, Mahilao ki Maange, ‘Rakhi ka safed dhaaga, Har Maa aur Shishu ki suraksha ka Vada’ and Hamari Awaz Suno.


The activities carrying out by us in SUMA Network is strengthening of RMRS in PHC/CHC in Udaipur & Dungerpur district of Rajasthan and preparing ground for upcoming campaign for promoting Safe Motherhood ‘Gunvatta avam Garimapurn Swasthy Abhiyaan’


District Block
Udaipur Jhadol
Udaipur Phalasiya
Sirohi Pindwara
Dungarpur Bicchiwada
Rajsamand Kumbhalgarh