INTREGATED MCH SERVICES OF MCWAP: OBJECTIVES
The main objectives of the integrated MCH services of the
Association are to:
1. Lower birth rate in the service area.
2. Lower infant mortality.
3. Lower maternal mortality.
4. Increase contraceptive prevalence rate in married couples, who
are in the reproductive age.
5. Lower crude death rate.
6. Train Traditional Birth Attendants (Dias).
7. Help in Birth and Death registration with the governmental
8. Create awareness about clean drinking water and sanitation.
9. Advocate HIV/AIDS/SDI Prevention measures.
10. Bring behavior change and Capacity building in different Health
11. Promote personal and environmental hygiene.
12. Take initiatives for the empowerment of females through
improving their educational and living standards by imparting
vocational and IT training.
An elected Executive Committee formulates policies and administers
the affairs of MCWAP, on voluntary basis. The members of the
executive committee come from various subject disciplines,
qualifications and back grounds. They are mostly senior ex-
bureaucrats, doctors, businessmen, academia as well as from other
private sector stakeholders. Their varied experience, devotion, and
commitment to give their time and expertise to the cause of serving
the needy and the poor are valuable asset for the MCWAP.
Besides the availability of thousands of hours of free volunteer
expertise, the other most important factor for the sustainability of
MCWAP’s welfare program is the availability of adequate funds.
Currently the organization depends on donations received from
philanthropists as well as income from Seal sales. However, the
funds generated from these sources are inadequate.
Fortunately, after construction of the MCH House, its ground and
first floor were rented out. This has helped in attaining some
degree of financial sustainability which has enabled the
organization to continue its MCH services at a minimal level.
Another small source of financial support is the token service
charges. The clients pay a very small fixed fee. This token fee does
not meet the cost of services and medicines provided to the
patients. However, it encourages community participation and
satisfies the self-esteem of the patients.