Manbhum Ananda Ashram Nityananda Trust - MANT, Kolkata, India
Manbhum Ananda Ashram Nityananda Trust (MANT) is a non-profit, non-racial, non-political, non-religious development organization registered in India in 1959, working in the field of Basic Education, Health Improvement and Livelihood Development; MANT is targeted to ameliorate the immense sufferings of the marginalized section of the contemporary society and to empower them to strive for their own development in the districts of Purulia, Birbhum, Jalpaiguri, Kolkata and gradually in other parts of West Bengal, India
The Strengthening National AIDS Control Programme has been conceived as a joint venture of MANT and West Bengal State AIDS Prevention and Control Society to form and stabilize one activated Forum consisting of MLAs through the exchange of knowledge on HIV/AIDS issues and to increase their Awareness, Knowledge, Understanding and Commitment. Other projects in the pipeline are:
- Training/Advocacy Programmes for the Members of the Local Government at the Block Level in Partnership with District Administration and Zilla Parishads; and
- Interface between NGOs, Health Department both at the District and Block Levels, Local Government and MLAs.
Links to the health workforce crisis
MANT has been active in:
- building a reproductive and child health care facility;
- promotion of the Indian System of Medicines & Homeopathy; and
- schools AIDS awareness programmes.
MANT has been implementing a project on “Integrated Promotion of Health of Tribal Women and Children” in the district of Jalpaiguri with kind, valuable and active support and cooperation of District Health and Family Welfare Samity, Jalpaiguri. The goal is to bring together all players in the health sector, integrate all the developmental activities related to proximate determinants of health for improving the health status of the tribal women and children by developing a sustainable model of health care system
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