Grantee Profile

SAHAJ-Society for Health Alternatives

Grants to SAHAJ-Society for Health Alternatives

  • $75,000Active Strategy

    2016 (Duration 1 year, 5 months)

    Population & Reproductive Health

    ALKAPURI, INDIA — SAHAJ-Society for Health Alternatives, founded in 1984 in the state of Gujarat in India, works with marginalized communities in the areas of health, education, and livelihood. In this project, SAHAJ is building on the achievements of a previous MacArthur-supported project to strengthen accountability mechanisms for maternal health in Gujarat. SAHAJ is working within the accountability framework of the government’s health program to enable and equip communities with the skills to monitor access to and the quality of maternal health.  The lessons from the project are being used to advocate for better access to and improvements in the quality of maternal services available, especially in the public health system.

  • $165,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Population & Reproductive Health

    ALKAPURI, INDIA — SAHAJ - Society for Health Alternatives will implement a project in two districts in the state of Gujarat to strengthen accountability mechanisms for maternal health. SAHAJ will work within the accountability framework of the government’s health program to enable and equip communities with the skills to monitor access to and the quality of maternal health. The lessons from the project will be used to advocate for better access to and improvements in the quality of maternal services available, especially in the public health system.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded SAHAJ-Society for Health Alternatives $240,000 between 1978 and 2016.

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