We train and mobilise village health workers and peer educators to increase health awareness, knowledge and health-seeking behaviour.
ACF provides prenatal and post-natal services to reduce high-risk pregnancies and ensure safe deliveries for both baby and mother. We emphasise monthly checkups, nutritional supplements, and awareness for the healthy growth and development of babies; and track children up to 2 years with complete immunisation and IYCF practices.
ACF’s Sakhis provide home based neonatal care in remote areas - providing health interventions to pregnant mothers, assisting in deliveries, overseeing the management of newborns and ensuring follow-up during the critical phase of initial 28 days to reduce maternal and infant mortality rates.
We promote the immunisation of pregnant mothers and children up to 2 years, with every child referred for timely immunisation with the aim of achieving 100% immunisation coverage.
We provide adolescent health education in schools and create a cadre of peer educators. We also educate on human anatomy and psychosocial changes during adolescence.
ACF provides counselling and support to delay conception among newly married couples, until the couple is mentally prepared. Conducted via home vists, eligible women are provided with information and support to improve the critical indicators of Maternal Child Health in rural India.
We focus on identifying SAM/MAM children, provide counselling and refer them to NRCs. ACF supports in arranging Iron Folic Supplements in schools for adolescents and women, provides nutrition awareness, demonstrations and establishments of kitchen gardens.
A 'neonatal death' is defined as a death during the first 28 days of life and globally, this period carries the highest risk of mortality, per day, than any other period during childhood. In 2014 Farakka, West Bengal, the neonatal mortality rate...Know More
Proper nutrition till 5 years of age is the foundation to a healthy all rounded life. In a report published by UNICEF, 69% of deaths under the age of 5 was were attributed to malnutrition. Given this alarming scenario, ACF kickstarted its program to tackle malnutrition in 2018 – piloting the program in Dadri, Uttar Pradesh to improve the health indicators and overall nutritional status of children.Know More
ACF is promoting adolescent health through a peer led, life skills based, education program called APEKSHA (Adolescent Peer for Enhancement of Knowledge, Skill and Healthy Association) - reaching over 28,170 youth by training just 970 peer educators from 72 Schools.Know More