Good endeavour gets support sooner or later. ARTH (Action Research and Training for Health), a private, non-profit research and training organisation established by a group of professionals in 1997, has been granted $ 350, 000 by McArthur Foundation, for its efforts in improving the condition of expectant mothers, thus reducing the number of stillborn in the state of Rajasthan, India.
The MacArthur Foundation works for human rights, advance global conservation and security making world a better place to live in. It also works on the analysis of how technology is affecting the society.
The foundation supports creative and efficient institution dedicated to the society and work for the betterment of the same.
Death of pregnant women during the time of delivery is rampant in the rural parts of India. Even today, a large number of mothers die due to the absence of adequate facilities at the time the child is born. The inadequacy also leads to the death of the child. Roughly, every 222 live births, one woman dies of pregnancy related complications.
ARTH, active in the Udaipur district, is dedicated to work for the betterment of maternal healthcare and reducing the number of still born. The organisation was set up in 1997, by pediatrician Sharad D Iyengar and his wife, obstetrician-gynecologist Kirti Iyengar.
The main objective of the organisation is to make sure that the pregnant women in the area is provided with requisite facilities at the time of delivery, irrespective of the accessibility of the place.
Rural India often witnesses cases related to pregnancy where delivery issues are dealt by midwives or some elderly women in the family. But there are places where delivery happens without any nursing or surveillance. This increases the number of maternal deaths and also still borns.
Such support and acknowledgements to committed individuals and organizations do encourage the rest to initiate and participate in the betterment of society and in improving the condition of unprivileged.