Aastrika Outreach Programmes

Creating demand for high quality care

Our Focus

The need for capacity building and continuous professional development of healthcare workers

The rights of childbearing women (including privacy, informed consent, and freedom from physical or verbal abuse)

The harms of over treatment prevalence of needlessly high caesarean rates

Our Awareness and Advocacy Initiatives

  • Thought leadership and presentations
  • Interviews in the media
  • Social media and digital campaigns
  • Events and conferences on healthcare
  • Grants to community organisations

We Advocate

Innovative learning tools to enhance knowledge and skills

Evidence-based practice and adhering to international standards

Professional midwifery as a scientific practice

Aastrika Foundation had a booth, showcasing their initiatives and work at the National Maternal Health Workshop organised by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, in New Delhi, in December 2022

Aastrika Foundation conducted games, took opinions, and asked people to show their support for Respectful Maternity Care at Society of Midwives India (SOMI) national conference in March 2023, in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

Aastrika Foundation presented their work through a booth at the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) 33rd Triennial Congress in June 2023, in Bali, Indonesia

Aastrika Foundation actively participates in the Nilekani Philanthropies ecosystem events like Nlighten and Societal Thinking workshops

Aastrika Foundation organised its first public event, titled "Too Much, Too Soon: India’s Rising C-Section Rates and Potential Solutions" in September 2022, in Bangalore, Karnataka.

Aastrika Foundation, along with White Ribbon Alliance India (WRAI) launched their flagship course of Respectful Maternity Care (RMC), on Aastrika Sphere, in 2021.

Did you know?

“Both WRA India and Aastrika Foundation believe that respectful maternity care (RMC) is a universal human right for all childbearing women and their newborns,”
-Dr. Aparajita Gogoi