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Published on Apr 29, 2009
The results of Ekjut Trial has been published by the Lancet on the International Womens Day ( 8th March 2010) Ekjut ( an India based organisation) collaborated with Institute of Child Health London and evaluated the impact that the womens groups made. The newborn deaths reduced by an impressive 45 % and post natal depression by 57%. Ekjut initiative is an approach of community mobilisation involving womens group members. A trained facilitator from the local villages facilitated monthly group meetings- taking the members through a process of prioritising problems, understanding causes and effects and finding solutions for action in solving maternal and newborn health problems.