COVID-19 Treatment and ReliefSecuring Livelihoods

ARMMAN

Social Enterprise, Non-profit with FCRA Certificate

Website
armman.org
Founder / CEO
Dr Aparna Hegde
Headquarters
Mumbai, Maharashtra

ARMMAN leverages mobile health with existing government and NGO healthcare worker networks to increase access among pregnant women/mothers to preventive information, while also training healthcare workers. Its goal is to reduce maternal and child mortality. Its cost-effective, scalable and evidence-based programmes have reached 24 million women and children, and trained 187,000 health workers in 17 Indian states.

COVID-19 Response

ARMMAN, a non-profit, sent essential information on COVID-19 to 300,000 women (about pregnancy/infancy) and 800,000 government health workers on their mobile phones. As many as 15,600 pregnant women and children accessed free consultations with doctors through the Virtual Out Patient Department or Clinic, while 60,300 people from the community were linked with healthcare services.

The foundation has been providing training to 220,000 frontline health workers (accredited social health activists, auxiliary nurse midwife and Anganwadi workers) on managing COVID-19 cases.

The COVID-19 pandemic sharply reinforced the importance of a robust primary health and referral system, as well as the potential of technology-enabled interventions. ARMMAN used its knowledge and expertise to adapt existing technology platforms and within days launched interventions that have reached over 300,000 women and 800,000 health workers.

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Partners

Aavishkaar GroupCatalyst 2030COVID Response Alliance for Social EntrepreneursSankalp ForumSchwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship

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