Amhi Amchya Arogyasathi (AAAS) was established to create a healthy society, free from exploitation, and provide equal rights and opportunities for self-development with access to resources for the rural and tribal communities in the Gadchiroli & Chandrapur districts of Maharashtra.
Their projects include:
Community Health project: Community Based Monitoring (CBM) of Health Services is the flagship program of National Rural Health Mission. AAAS’s focus is to decrease maternal and neonatal mortality in the remote and tribal areas and to help reduce health concerns in new born children. They plan to strengthen the health care system by organizing community meetings, adolescent girls HB camp, capacity building, health camps and community events. The Maternal Health Improvement Project supported by OXFAM was started to provide health services and counselling to expectant mothers and children. AAAS does Community based monitoring of government health nutrition program, especially the government's flagship malnutrition therapy program of ICDS with focus on Child Rights -Survival in the early stages and child development in the latter stages.
Education (Project Aflatoon): The AFLATOON program is implemented in government primary and middle schools to visualise the interventions with active support of the teachers. The main strategy of the program is the resourceful teacher workshops, self-development, child rights and advocacy with government. Through different activities, children are introduced to the United Nations Covenant on Rights of Children, its historical perspective, the Indian context, and the violation of the rights at home, in school, right to education, right to development, and also the responsibilities that come along in lieu with their rights.
Livelihood: In accordance with the project for convergence of NREGS with NRLM, cluster facilitation teams are proposed through civil society organisations with the objective of creating awareness and demand for work under MNREGS. AAMS also focuses on ecological agriculture with gender equity as a rider, and convergence with government policies and schemes for rural and tribal communities.
Women Self Help Groups Program: AAAS works with women on social issues to strengthen and form SHGs for internal lending, record keeping, continuous guidance and monitoring. The primary focus is financial freedom of women and awareness on social issues.