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Glimpses
An Insight into the Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA) Training in Bihar by IL&FS Education
APRIL-JUNE 2014

ASHA: Going beyond Maternal and Child Health (MCH)

In This Issue

ASHAs have been giving hope to many women in the rural areas of India, especially to deal
with the difficulties that a woman has to go through since the conception till the delivery of
child. They have been counseling women on birth preparedness; importance of safe
delivery, breast-feeding and complementary feeding, immunization and contraception. But

is that all a messenger of hope is supposed to bring about? Do the responsibilities stop

ASHA: Going beyond Maternal and


Child Health (MCH)

there? Any initiative grows into manifold branches as it matures. Now that ASHA has started
making its mark in its primary objective, its high time that we start focusing on related areas
too so that a holistic approach for the health care is guaranteed. Options are diverse before
us. ASHAs can be trained for a variety of responsibilities beyond mother and child care. She
should be empowered with knowledge on a range of common health problems like
diabetes, arthritis and others which ail the majority of population. She can be developed as

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ASHA Training Program
Update

the contact person for a larger part of service delivery, as someone who ensures various
health schemes are reaching the masses. When she reaches out to meet all the aspects of
healthcare in the rural settings, ASHA being called the beacon of hope, finds its meaning

ASHA Training Gallery

complete.
ASHA Training Feedbacks

ASHA Training Program Update


The training methodology is designed to be interactive and participatory. The training opens with a question and
answer round to stimulate discussions. This also helps the trainer to grasp the comprehension levels and knowledge
of the ASHAs. The trainer then builds on the existing knowledge and provides inputs putting everything into the
framework of the ASHAs work environment.
Here is an overview of the number of ASHAs trained in 3 phases as of 30thJune 2014.
S.No
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19

District

No. of ASHAs trained in


phase 1
2017
776
1749
2125
2165
901
1440
2406
1355
1141
750
1522
911
2916
1282
3399
1881
2809
2803

No. of ASHAs trained in


phase 2
1988
727
1721
2102
1311
857
1397
2350
1324
1028
625
1471
913
2863
1284
287
1850
2713
2728

No. of ASHAs trained in


phase 3
1976
705
1237
0
0
856
1303
2004
1311
30
0
1490
892
2824
1252
0
1795
1931
955

Total

34348

29539

20561

19 Districts
of Bihar

34348
ASHAs
Trained in
Phase 1

Araria
Arwal
Banka
Bhagalpur
Gopalganj
Jahanabad
Jamui
Katihar
Khagaria
Kishanganj
Lakhisrai
Madhepura
Munger
Patna
Saharsa
Samastipur
Supaul
Vaishali
West
Champaran

29539
ASHAs
Trained in
Phase 2

20561
ASHAs
Trained in
Phase 3

Training Gallery

The information on mother and child


health care that I received from ASHA
training has helped me handle different
situations of life. I did not know how to
wrap a new born, how to use a
thermometer

to

measure

the

temperature of a newborn. Now, I have


learnt all
-Renu Rai, ASHA Facilitator
ASHAs filling in the attendance sheet

ASHA

training

is

interactive

ASHA Training Session

and

informative. I hope we continue receiving


this training so that we can help the
community by training them as well

-Anita Devi, ASHA, Araria District

Activity: How to talk to a shy woman

Role Play by ASHAs

We are really benefitted by ASHA


Training. The roles and responsibilities of
ASHAs, the skills that she must possess,
i.e.

co-ordination

skills

and

communication skills were taught in the


training which has really helped us.

-Rekha Devi,ASHA, Araria District

Demonstration: How to wrap a newborn

Games by ASHAs

Training Gallery

Training on neo-natal care

Experience sharing Session

ASHAs filling the feedback form

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