While India’s relatively high maternal and under-five mortality rates have fallen over the past three decades, complications in pregnancy and childbirth, in addition to malnutrition, continue to cause a preventable loss of life. The country’s two million community health workers play an invaluable role yet often operate in silos, lacking the coordination needed to ensure that at-risk mothers and children get quality healthcare when it matters most. The Antara Foundation has developed an innovative collaborative platform and training methodology to drive up the number of community health workers working together to treat each patient – and, in turn, deliver timely, targeted health and nutrition solutions at scale.
We have invested in the Antara Foundation as part of LGT Venture Philanthropy’s health strategy, with its focus on models that design, scale, strengthen and sustain digitally empowered solutions to provide high-quality primary healthcare to underserved communities. We provide comprehensive support across three areas:
pregnant and lactating women received better health services
of children under five received better health services
Community Health Workers trained directly
village areas mapped
LGT Venture Philanthropy massively supports our grassroots maternal, child health and nutrition program delivery, and strengthens our governance mechanisms, internal controls and strategic thinking.