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Population Foundation of India –Lead Agency

Ms. Priyadarshini Trivedi
State Programme Manager

Address: 123 A, Patliputra Colony
Patna, Bihar
Contact: +91 612 2270634
Email: StateOfficeBihar@populationfoundation.in
Website: http://populationfoundation.in

Population Foundation Of IndiaBihar Voluntary Health Association (BVHA)Centre For Catalyzing Change (C3)Centre for Health and Resource Management (CHARM)Integrated Development Foundation (IDF)JananiPanah AshramPathfinder InternationalSave the Children

Population Foundation Of India

Bihar- Lead Agency

Population Foundation of India has been at the forefront of non-governmental efforts towards a rights-based, gender-sensitive approach to human development. They work in close cooperation and coordination with official agencies and programmes, both at the Centre and in the states. They support innovative research, experimentation and social action to further the cause of population stabilisation. The organization provides a forum for pooling of experiences and sharing of professional expertise to strengthen and enlarge the operational base of the family welfare programme through a number of projects.

The objective of the organization is to extend full support and provide guidance in formulating and influencing population policies and programs. To support and promote programs at different levels directed towards the goal of population stabilization and development. The organization also works to improve the quality of life of the people through RCH programmes with special emphasis on reduction of neo-natal mortality, infant mortality, maternal morbidity and mortality, adolescents’ health needs, HIV/AIDS prevention and care, unmet need for contraception, women’s health and their reproductive rights and gender issues. It also works to strengthen non-government organisations, community-based organisations, self-help groups, Panchayati Paj institutions and the organised sector on population, health and social development issues with the goal of empowering the community as a whole.

Contact Details

Ms. Priyadarshini Trivedi

State Programme Manager

Population Foundation of India –Lead Agency

123 A, Patliputra Colony

Patna, Bihar

Contact: +91 612 2270634

Email: StateOfficeBihar@populationfoundation.in

Website: www.populationfoundation.in

Bihar Voluntary Health Association (BVHA)

Patna

Bihar Voluntary Health Association (BVHA) is a Secular and non-profit-making organization. It is an association of Social Development Organizations, Charitable Hospitals, and Health Centres. It was formed in the year 1969 by Fr. James Stuart Tong and Medical Mission Sisters and was registered in February 1970 under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860 at Patna, Bihar.

During its initial years BVHA was mainly involved with hospitals and relief activities during natural calamities. Gradually it stepped down to grass-root level NGOs and put effort into making a network of voluntary organizations directly associated with the mass and responding to their health and social needs with special focus on Mother and Child Health with the involvement of a large network of 131 members and more than 500 associate non-member voluntary organizations at present. Now BVHA is also actively involved in capacity building programmes of voluntary organizations and developing model programmes for the major health social problems.

The mission of BVHA is to reach to the unreached through Charitable Hospitals, Dispensaries, Health Centers & Voluntary Organizations/Institutions involved in health promotion and also groups, professionals & individuals engaged & dedicated with some concern in health promotion of the people of Bihar with priority for the less privileged millions with their involvement and participation through the Voluntary Health Sector.

Contact Details

Mr Swapan Mazumdar

Executive Director

Bihar Voluntary Health Association

West of Ganga Apartment, Opp.

L.C.T. Ghat, Mainpura

Patna, Bihar 800 001

Ph: 0612 –2266605

Web: www.biharvha.org

Centre For Catalyzing Change (C3)

Patna

Centre for Catalyzing Change (C3), formerly CEDPA, is a non- governmental organisation registered under the Societies Act, 1860 with a mission to empower women and girls in all sectors of development.

C3 is one of the first organisations in India working on life skills education for adolescents through its comprehensive programs. The organisation’s technical expertise extends to incubating, implementing and scaling up programs focused on its thematic areas of youth education, gender and maternal health/reproductive rights, specialising in at- scale programme implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

The areas of work include:

Gender Equity and Governance C3 is building capacities of elected women in local governance bodies to spearhead change in their rural communities, and women leaders through their active participation in local bodies and self-help groups to address a range of issues linked to women’s empowerment including girls education, child marriage, violence against women and girls, and enabling women’s access to quality sexual and reproductive health services.

Girls Education and Youth Development The programs offered by C3 incorporate elements of family life education, life skills, vocational training, health information and services, and personality development through structured and digital curriculum for in-school adolescent girls and boys in states of Jharkhand, Bihar, and Delhi.

Reproductive Health and Rights C3 partners with local organizations to mobilize women, families, communities, and local leaders to make women’s health a priority.

Contact Details

Mr Sandeep Ojha

State Programme Manager

Centre For Catalyzing Change (C3)

“Aasthaa”, Mandal Compound

East Boring Canal Road, Patna

Tel/Fax: 0612-2520496/534

Web: www.c3india.org

Centre for Health and Resource Management (CHARM)

Patna

Centre for Health and Resource Management is a nonprofit voluntary organisation focusing on Health, Poverty, Development, and allied themes. It is primarily involved with community health services, training, advocacy, education, situation analysis, and developing IEC materials on health.

The mission of CHARM is to improve the lives of marginalized and socially excluded communities, minorities, dalits, women and children by developing their capacity for participation in health care system planning, development planning, and its monitoring.

Key areas of work include:

  • Capacity building of NGO, the community, and other institution in health.
  • Identify areas and advocate sustainable and affordable strategies for the benefits of children, adolescents and women in poverty, tribal and minorities of their health.
  • Provide health services to marginalized people through health facilities, health camps, and medical relief.
  • Develop training materials for different level of health workers and activities.
  • Promote design and develop need-based IEC materials.
  • Undertake basic and applied research, documentation, and field experimentation and arrange workshop, synopsis, seminars, and surveys relating to health issues.
  • Influence the government and other major stakeholders for affecting change in planning, policy and decision making processes to make effective policy and program implementation to work towards improving the health of people.
  • Create awareness in the community pertaining to their basic health rights, health issues and inculcate scientific temperament about health care.
  • Preparing the community for disaster management.

Contact Details

Dr. Shakeel Ur Rahman

Executive Director

Centre for Health and Resource Management (CHARM)

Main Rd, Buddha Colony

Patna, Bihar 800001

Ph: 0612- 2524870

Web: www.charm.org.in

Integrated Development Foundation (IDF)

Patna

Founded in November 1993 by a group of young social development professionals, Integrated Development Foundation (IDF) is an NGO advocating for social change, with its offices in Bihar and Jharkhand. IDF has worked for two decades to raise aspirations and improve everyday life for the most marginalized and excluded rural populations.

IDF is working with a mission to ensure better health, security, and well-being for the poorest and most deprived members of rural communities where all community members can realise their right to a life of quality and dignity. IDF projects are supported by UN agencies, national and international funders, and state governments. IDF is also the lead member of several state and regional NGO networks.

IDF has expertise and experience to work in “scale”, including: it has covered more than 2 lacs adolescent girls under menstrual health and hygiene issues, and in other project under emotional resilience and RH issues, it has a curriculum-based training module and has started working to cover 220 KGBV in 15 districts of Bihar.

Contact Details

Mr. Manoj Verma

Director

Integrated Development Foundation (IDF)

101, 103 Yashoda Apartment

Panchwati Colony (Rd #23)

Lane in Front of Women ITI

Digha Ghat, Patna – 800011

Ph: 7463938897 / 9835400525

Web: www.idfngo.org

Janani

Patna

Janani is a non-profit organization that provide Family Planning services in the States of Bihar, Jharkhand, UP, and MP. The Organization is affiliated to DKT- International, a non-profit organization based in Washington DC. They also offer comprehensive abortion services in the project States. Janani delivers through the Surya Clinics which are located in its entire project States. There are 18 Clinics in Bihar, 6 Clinics in Jharkhand, 5 Clinics in UP and 1 Clinic at MP. All the Clinics are equipped to handle services aimed at Family Planning. They have also expanded to the private sector by forging partnerships with private hospitals.

The organization aggressively markets various contraceptives under the aegis of Contraceptive Social Marketing Program (CSMP) in Bihar, Jharkhand, UP, MP, W.Bengal and Assam. They also compliment the efforts of the State Government to equip and provide family planning services at the various Primary Health Centres(PHC) in the State. The main aim of the Organization is to increase the contraceptive coverage.

Contact Details

Mr. Justin M.Thompson

Country Director

5th Floor, Dr. Zakir Hussain Institute, Old By-pass Road, Kumharar

Patna – 800026 (India)

Phone : (+91 612) 2340315

Email : patna@janani.org

website: http://www.janani.org/about.htm

Panah Ashram

Munger

Panah Ashram has beenworking on the issue of women and children’s health, rights, and policy since 2001. In its initial days, the Ashram started partnering with the Mamta network on the issues of sex, sexuality, and gender,in creating awareness in school transit point in the communities. The organisation has proven to be an active NGO by conducting awareness events for valued programslike MHM, BBBPA. The Ashram has been working along with District health society on the issues of sex determination and tobacco control programs.

Contact Details

Md. Mahfooz Alam

Secretary

Panah Ashram

At- Parham, po – farda

Munger, 811201, Bihar

Ph: 9430448547, 9931242131

Mail id- panahashram@gmail.com

Pathfinder International

Munger

Pathfinder International is driven by the conviction that all people, regardless of where they live, have the right to decide whether and when to have children, to exist free from fear and stigma, and to lead the lives they choose.

Pathfinder International’s mission is to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights globally by catalysing change locally. Since 1957, Pathfinder International has been a preeminent provider of client-centered contraceptive and SRH services worldwide and is well-known for its effectiveness in building the capacity of public, private, and NGO sector agencies and institutions to sustain the provision of high-quality contraceptive and SRH services.

Pathfinder systematically integrates AYSRH across programming, and currently implements programs in 25 countries throughout the developing world. Since the 1970s, Pathfinder has implemented AYSRH projects in more than 40 countries using a range of interventions from social and behavior change, comprehensive sexuality education, youth-friendly services, peer education, and advocacy. Pathfinder’s extensive AYSRH programming experience illustrates the organisation’s commitment to multi-sectoral, state-of-the-art approaches that build government and civil society capacity, address gender and cultural norms, and foster active youth participation. Through close collaboration and capacity building of local partners, Pathfinder has been a forerunner in the scale-up of AYSRH programs and has successfully supported the scale-up of youth-friendly services and social and behavior change programs in more than six countries across Africa and Asia.

Contact Details

Dr. Rakesh Jha

State Program Manager

Pathfinder International

5, Boring Patliputra Road, Besides Old Raj Chikitsalay

Near Alpana Market, P.O: Patliputra, Patna, Bihar -800013, India

Ph: +919334116594

Web: www.Pathfinder.org

Save the Children

Patna

Save the Children, India is leading independent organization for children that works in 20 states across the country to bring positive and long lasting change in the lives of the most vulnerable children.

Save the Children works on 5 core themes: Health & Nutrition (Child Survival), Education, Child Protection, Response to Humanitarian Crises and Disaster and Risk Reduction in collaboration with the various government departments, civil society organizations, and communities and  reached out to over 3 million children across India in 2015.

Save the Children started its intervention in Bihar after 2007 when about 22 million people were affected by floods. Save the children not only responded to the unprecedented worst floods in 2007 but also worked with communities affected by Kosi floods in 2008. At present Save the Children is working in Bihar to protect the rights of the children, ensure their well-being, and support their development and to reduce the vulnerability of their families and communities.

Contact Details

Mr. Rafay Khan

State Program Manager

Save the Children

Save the Children Bihar State Programme Office

1st Floor, 224 E, Road no. 2A, Patliputra Colony,

Patna – 800 013

Ph: 612 227 0505

Web: www.savethechildren.in

Agragami IndiaAsian Development Research Institue (ADRI)Equity Foundation (A Forum for Women & Child)Gramin Evam Nagar Vikas Parishad (GENVP)Ipas Development FoundationMarie StopesNidanWorld Health Partners

Agragami India

Patna

Agragami India  is a private, voluntary, non-profit organisation formed in 2001 by a group of development professionals who shared a common vision of improving the quality of life of vulnerable families. Agragami was registered on 19th February 2002 under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860.

The organisation focuses on Bihar, where it has programs in 12 districts including in Samastipur and Gaya.  Agragami also has one significantly large urban health sanitation, livelihoods, and education program in the low income Madanpur Khadar resettlement colony of New Delhi.

Agragami’s mission is to bring about sustainable change in the quality of life of the underprivileged through inputs that will contribute to improved nutrition, sanitation and health, education, and livelihoods.

Agragami’s work encompasses a mix of community-based interventions, capacity building, and technical support for programs.

Strategic approaches:

  • Use holistic, integrated intervention approaches rather than fragmented single-issue interventions
  • Bring about sustainable change in behavior by changing a critical mass during a two to five year intervention period
  • Develop and use resource persons from within communities to motivate change, so that they will continue to support it after intervention projects end
  • Focus on youth as the starting point of change
  • Collaborate with other agencies, rather than duplicate efforts
  • Make certain that interventions reach those who are most vulnerable

Contact Details:

Mr.Brijendra Chowdhary

Program Manager

Agragami India

Registered Office: 4,Community shopping center(1st floor),

Anupam Apartments,Saidullajab,New Delhi-110068

Head office:

1/A Vivekananda Marg, North Sri Krishna Puri,

Boaring Road,patna-800013, Bihar

Ph: +91 – 7488048585

Web: www.agragami.org.in

Asian Development Research Institue (ADRI)

Patna

Asian Development Research Institute (ADRI) Society was set up as a registered body by a group of social scientists in 1991 at Patna in Bihar.

Key objectives of ADRI:

  • To undertake academic research of direct relevance to development efforts made by an individual or a group or the community itself
  • To broaden the database of research as also of its end use by involving as many classes of persons and institutions as possible
  • To offer research results in a more innovative, demystified and use worthy form
  • To restore the human being to the central position in social research in totality and with full dignity

The idea behind ADRI is to bring development issues in social sciences to the fore and seek to integrate the ‘generation of ideas’ with the ‘implementation of ideas’. It also takes a holistic view of social sciences and attempts to understand social, economic, and political change within the cultural context. It is for this reason that ADRI has taken literacy, cultural generation, socio-economic research, Indian and state finances, diagnostic studies, evaluation, social impact assessment etc. as the focus of its activities.

Contact Details

Anjani Kumar Verma

Program Coordinator

Asian Development Research Institute (ADRI)

BSIDC Colony, Off Boring Patliputra Road

Patna, Bihar 800013

Ph: 0612 227 2745

Web: adriindia.org

Equity Foundation (A Forum for Women & Child)

Patna, Bihar

Equity Foundation is a Non-Governmental Organisation, with the primary objective of empowering women and educating children through creating new pathways for overcoming the obstacles to Women and Child development through a synergy of “Knowledge”, “Voice”, and “Action”. It was formally registered under Societies Registration Act on 26th March 2003.

The prime focus of Equity Foundation is Knowledge, Voice, & Action. The organisation provides knowledge through information and training which ultimately leads to expression through voice which culminates into action. Equity Foundation (A Forum for Women & Child) was established by a group of women activists.

The core areas of its focus include providing technical assistance to innovative programmes and strategies for women’s human rights, political participation, and economic security.

Since its inception, Equity Foundation has established itself as one of the leading civil society organisations in the state of Bihar, and has made its humble, yet positive and robust, contributions to society through a number of projects and activities that it has carried out. Equity Foundation’s services include research, training, preparation of IEC materials and strategy, with activities ranging from projects related to research, documentation, training, and field level implementation to large-scale state and regional initiatives.

Contact Details

Ms. Nina Srivastav

Director

Equity Foundation (A Forum for Women & Child)

123-A Pataliputra Colony

Patna – 800013

Bihar

Ph: 0612-2270171

Web: equityasia.net, emanjari.com

Gramin Evam Nagar Vikas Parishad (GENVP)

Patna

Gramin Evam Nagar Vikas Parishad (GENVP) was established in 1984 by a group of like-minded professional and rural people to address the developmental issues of the area. The General Secretary of the organisation was actively involved in the famous Jai Prakash Narayan Movement against widespread corruption and for protection of democracy in the State. The thematic areas of the organisation widened in the areas of rural development, women empowerment, reproductive health, adolescent and youth reproductive health issues, social justice, participation, human rights advocacy, health and sanitation. GENVP is registered in the year 1987 under Society Registration Act XXI 1860.

The key mission of the organisation is community organisation for initiating social action, a sustainable health care system, women empowerment, gender equity, and creating sustainable opportunities for the weaker section.

The key areas of organisational interventions have been:

  1. Health
  • Reproductive Health
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Sexual Health
  • Adolescent Health
  • Advance Family Planning
  • Early marriage Early Pregnancy
  • Mental health
  • Maternal Health
  • Immunisation
  • Community Health
  • Safe Abortion
  • Declining Child sex ratio
  • Nutrition
  1. Women & Child Trafficking
  2. Local Self Governance
  3. Dalit Empowerment
  4. Women Empowerment
  5. Child Rights/Education
  6. Safe Drinking Water & Sanitation
  7. Right to information
  8. Income Generation/livelihood
  9. Networking of organizations

Contact Details

Mr. Ram Kishor Pd. Singh

General Secretary

Gramin Evam Nagar Vikas Parishad (GENVP)

Flat no. – 11, Tulsi Vatika Apartment

Vivekanand Park, Near Alpana Market

New Patliputra colony, Patna – 800013

Bihar, India

Ph: 91+ 612+ 2270089

Web: www.genvp.org

Ipas Development Foundation

Patna

Ipas is working in India since mid-2001 with a comprehensive approach towards advancing women’s access to safe, women-centered abortion care as per MTP Act, 1971.

Contact Details

Mr. Samshad Alam

State Program Manager

Ipas Development Foundation

20A/1, Patliputra Colony, Patna-800 013

Ph: 0612 – 2270235

Email : alams@ipas.org

Web: www.ipas.org

Marie Stopes

Patna

Marie Stopes India (MS India) was established in 2008, it works in partnership with the Government of Rajasthan, UP and Bihar to provide long acting and permanent family planning methods. MS India started working in Bihar in October 2013 and providing family planning services at the public health facility through clinical outreach team (COT) & mini clinical outreach team (mini COT).

The COT is a fully staffed and equipped team of trained and qualified (as per GoI norms) medical personnel that provides a range of family planning services at district hospitals, sub divisional hospitals, referral hospitals, CHCs, PHCs, APHC and IUDs at health sub-centers. The COT, is based at the district headquarters and travels to the sites in a customized ambulance carrying all the equipment, supplies and consumables required to ensure delivery of high quality services.

Apart from the COT, the organization also has mini COT, which are mobile, teams of trained and equipped health care providers, who offer IUCD services, at the HSC, closer to the target population. The organization aims to strengthen the accreditation process at district level (DHS) for provision of FP services at the government facility by private agencies.

Contact Details

Mr. Bipin Kumar

State Program Manager

Mobile: 9955542014

Email: bipin.kumar@mariestopes.org.in

165, Patliputra Colony,

2nd Floor, Patliputra Colony,

Beside Patliputra Post Office, Patna – 800013

Website: www.mariestopes.org.in

Nidan

Patna

Nidan is a non-governmental organization and has been working in several districts of Bihar. Nidan is working on different social issues including Right to Housing and Shelter of Urban Poor and Homeless Citizens in Bihar, Integrated Water and Sanitation Services for Slum Dwellers in Patna, Women Empowerment, Child Education, Domestic Violence, Women and Child health, Improving Reproductive and Sexual Health of Young People by Increasing the Age at Marriage, Technical Skill Building and Training for Youth and Women, Early Marriage, and Livelihood.

Contact Details

Mr. Ranjan Kumar

Director Programs

Nidan

A1/12, Near Pani Tanki

Patna, Bihar

Number: 9835017165

Web: www.nidan.co.in

World Health Partners

Patna

World Health Partners (WHP) is a nonprofit Indian Society with an objective “how to use resources outside public sector to supplement the public sector” to provide better health services. WHP focus on health to the neediest and vulnerable section of communities, by harnessing local market forces to work for the poor. WHP’s focus area is rural part of the state. Currently, WHP has successfully implemented their model in the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. WHP is working on four infectious diseases- Pneumonia, Kalazar, Tuberculosis and diarrhea and Family Planning.

Contact Details

Dr Nita Jha

Project Head

World Health Partners

23-A, Pataliputra Colony

Patna, Bihar 800 013 India

Ph: 7033095716

Website: www.worldhealthpartners.org