Support the one-month running cost of one ANC & Gyneac clinic for women and girls, INR 2000

Apnalaya runs an initiative to address the issue of maternal, new-born and child healthcare and nutrition in 8 slums in Shivaji Nagar, Govandi in the M/E ward of Mumbai Municipal Corporation. This region is also the largest garbage-dumping zone in the city, which is proving to be a health hazard to the people, especially infants and children living in slums in that area.

According to Government statistics, this area has a population of 806,433 of which 77.54% of the population in this area is living in slums and has the lowest life expectancy rate at 40 years as per the Mumbai Human Development Report 2009.
How It Works

• Many women work as rag pickers on the dumping ground.
• Unfortunately Government schemes and primary health care including maternal and reproductive health care services have been inadequate and ineffective due to lack of manpower and very little is being done to address the crisis.
• There are no maternity homes for a population of 6 lakh in Shivaji Nagar.
• There are merely 3 health posts and 1 Urban Health Center that are functioning in the area, none of which provide in-patient services.
• Since many of the slums the NGO works in are considered un-authorized, the health posts do not cover those areas.
• Inadequate workman skills, shortage of equipment and poor supervision, not to mention the unavailability of female doctors severely diminish the program's potential impact.
• The Apnalaya volunteers are working towards improving the state of Healthcare and Nutrition by addressing and trying to find solutions to all of these problems.

Donation Option Break-up cost in INR
Salary of the doctors and staff 1300.00
Medicines electricity, water, traveling, Xerox & stationary, etc. 700.00
Unit Price 2000
Total 2000
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Health of Women is Health of Nation
Ruby Mohd. Sarver Shaikh lives in Chikhalwadi Community in Shivaji Nagar, Govandi since last 10 years. Ruby has 3 children; a son 14 years and two daughters 8 and 2 years old. She was suffering from Gynac problems but she was not going to hospital for diagnosis and treatment because their economic situation was not good. Also she was shy to share this with anyone else. Because of white discharge she was having pain in abdomen, body and felt very sick. Her husband is not earning. She runs bhishi (provides lunch boxes to people) from her home and hence she thought that if she was admitted to a hospital she would not be able to supply lunch to people.
Apnalaya is working in communities near Deonar Dumping groundside in Shivajinagar. In these communities people here mainly have come from northern states in search of livelihood and have settled in densely populated slums. There are no proper health facilities in these communities. Apnalaya runs Antenatal Care and Gynac clinic twice in a week at Padmanagar and Twice in a month at Rafinagar. Monthly minimum 200 women take treatment in these clinics. During regular home visit Apnalaya health worker meet her and informed her about our health services. She advised her to come to Apnalaya to meet the doctor.
Ruby visited the clinic on 10th July 2013. The doctor examined her, and started her treatment. Ruby regularly visited the Apnalaya Gynac clinic for her treatment follow-up and completed her treatment course. She is completely cured and her overall health has also improved a lot. Now she looks happy and more active.

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