SNEHA (Society for Nutrition, Education and Health Action)
SECTOR: Health
SUB SECTOR: Maternal/Women's
UN Sustainable Development Goal:
Goal 3: Good Health and Well Being
Goal 5: Gender Equality
% Spent on beneficiaries
Financial Score:
Age: 23 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations:
Location(s): Maharashtra
Issues Addressed:
Empowering women and their families in urban slums to improve their health; Partnering with public systems to respond to gender-based violence.
Supported by:
Warburg Pincus India Pvt. Ltd.; Hindustan Lever Education & Welfare Trust; Charities Aid Foundation; UNDP; Siemens Ltd.; etc
Key Trustees:
Dr. Armida Fernandez, Founder Trustee Ms. Mary Patricia Soans, Jt. Founder Trustee
Dr. Sindhu Shanbhag, Trustee Dr. Jayshree Mondkar, Trustee
Dr. Ruchi Nanavati, Trustee Mr. R. Sriram, Trustee
Mr. Rakesh Singh, Trustee Mr. Pradeep Mukerjee, Trustee
Mr. Nitin Nayar, Trustee
Sector Comparison:
Beneficiary Spend:
Average: 79.6% Highest: 99.9% Lowest: 28.7%
Average: Rs6 cr Highest: Rs115 cr Lowest: Rs1 lac
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Breaking Intergenerational Cycle of Poor Health among Children and Women
  • Crisis: Indian urban households usually face poor nutritional and health outcome especially for women and children. SNEHA was founded in 1999 to work on improving quality of public health services for underserved communities.
  • Programs: SNEHA operated through its 4 main programs: i) Maternal & Newborn Health - In order to improve health services for pregnant women and new borns SNEHA collaborates with public institutions. ii) Child Health & Nutrition - To overcome and prevent malnutrition in children less than 3 years of age SNEHA is in partnership with Intergrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS). iii) EHSAS - The NGO works with adolescents to impart knowledge in the areas of physical and mental health, sexuality & social norms, etc. They also work with health systems to become more responsive to the needs of adolescents. iv) Prevention of Violence Against Children & Women - SNEHA engages with survivors of violence to provide them legal resolution and counseling. To prevent gender-based violence they have tied up with several public systems to bring about a well-ordered change.
  • Outcome: In 2018- 744 Government workers reached to address maternal and neonatal health in communities of Mumbai. Pregnant women opting for antenatal care increased 10% in 2018. 4910 adolescents were screened for common illnesses, mental health issues, anemia, etc. and were treated accordingly with proper health attention. 1990 children and women survivors were counselled through the NGO's crisis center and 372 police personnel were trained to handle cases of violence against women and children.
19 cr
18 cr
Source : Audit Report 2018