Project Sukshema featured at the international conference on men’s involvement in improving women’s reproductive health

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National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health, Mumbai (NIRRH – Indian Council of Medical Research) conducted the International Conference on Male Involvement in Improving Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health: Evidences, Actions and Possibilities from 28 February to 2 March 2016.

The conference featured two poster presentations by the Community Interventions team from KHPT’s Project Sukshema. The poster abstracts were on the following topics:

  1. Building perspectives and strengthening supportive community monitoring approaches among male members of the VHSNCs to enhance MCH outcomes: Success from North Karnataka
  2. Promoting involvement, dialogue and collaborative action between ASHA workers and male community leaders through SCF /Arogya Mantaps for improving maternal health: experiences from north Karnataka

The scientific programme included keynote addresses, plenary lectures, symposia sessions, panel discussions, and poster presentations. The sessions were multi-disciplinary, including findings derived from clinical, operational, socio-cultural and behavioural research, programmes and policy related to sexual and reproductive health.

A total of four plenary lectures and four panel discussions, 10 symposia sessions and 30 poster presentations were presented on research and evidence based practices on involving men in improving women’s sexual and reproductive health.