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RSHR 2007-2008

Role and Limits of Institutional Delivery CHSJ collaborated with SAHAYOG to conceptualize and coordinate a study to understand the experiences of women giving birth at institutions or those who reached the institutions to deliver.
 
Ensuring the Right to Safe Abortion - CHSJ broadly worked in partnership with groups and coalitions like Coalition on Maternal and Neonatal Health and Safe Abortion (CMNHSA), National Coalition on Safe Abortion (NACSA), CEHAT, International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF-SARO) and others with the objective to clear the confusion between sex pre-selection and women’s right to safe abortion.
 
Informed Choice and Quality of Care in Family Planning Services - CHSJ along with Healthwatch Forum and its partners initiated a study with the cognizance of the Research and Standards Division of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.in 6 states on the implementation of the Family Planning Insurance Scheme and the Quality Assurance Plan that has been incorporated into the National Family Planning Programme.

Addressing Coercive Population Policies - CHSJ was involved in working closely with the Jan Adhikar Manch (JAM), a network formed in Bihar for advocating against the two child norm. CHSJ assisted JAM in building evidence, preparing educational material and developing a networking and campaign strategy. CHSJ also facilitated the strengthening of a national network called the National Coalition Against Two Child Norm in Panchayats that included groups working on PRI issues, women’s health and rights, women’s leadership, dalit human rights, human rights and so on.

Study on Quality of Care under the Chiranjeevi Yojana in Gujarat, India was conducted by an intern Farouk Muhammad Jega from Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.

Events

Civil Society Meeting with UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health 

23rd December 2007, New Delhi

A national civil society interaction was co-organized with Paul Hunt on Right to Health which focussed on the issue of maternal mortality.