From Reproductive Health Leaders Network
On Friday, February 20, 2009, Namrata Jha was named the new Country Program Manager for LDM in India. Namrata succeeds Sanjay Pandey who served the program beautifully from June of 2006 until January of 2009 when he took a new and exciting job to improve Urban Health funded by USAID. Namrata comes to the program with rich experience in reproductive health, sexual health and violence against women, adolescent reproductive health and leadership. We welcome her aboard and look forward to working with her over the coming years. Namrata will take up her post on May 1, 2009.
John Amit Bodra is the newest and youngest member of the LDM team, who joined the India program as Program Associate on July 01, 2009.
LDM India Video
LDM Team has tried to capture the Leadership Journey of LDM program in a video Leadership Journey of Fellows in Bihar & Jharkhand facilitated by Institute of International Education under the LDM program
"LAHEREIN" Training of Trainers for Women's Development
Based on the belief that leadership will bring about the change that is required to improve the reproductive health of women and their families, LDM India strategically collaborated with Women Development Corporation, Bihar to build a team of master trainers who can incorporate leadership development activities into the scope of their current work and who have the knowledge, skills and commitment to facilitate leadership development programs in Bihar. WDC is a strategic partner with an outreach/membership of a large number of professionals working in the field of women’s leadership and RH. Along with 17 participants from WDC, 5 fellows participated in the program with the vision that they will carry forward this training in Bihar and Jharkhand. For more detail about the program, please go through the design and report of the program.
Leadership Development Workshop February 2010
On February 2010, IIE, New Delhi in collaboration with ICOMP, Malaysia and XISS, Ranchi organised a Leadership Development Workshop in Bodh Gaya for the LDM fellows who did not get any opportunity to participate in Leadership Development training and some new RH leaders who are working in Bihar and Jharkhand for the cause of RH issue. For more information, please go through the Program design of Group 1 Workshop Report.
LDM India Reports
- LDM India National Leaders' Meet October 2003
- RCH Summit (Dec 2006)
- Participatory Write-shop on Documentation Skill April 2007
- Patna Workshop (March 2008)
- Ranchi Workshop (March 2008)
- Bodh Gaya Workshop (March 2008)
- Delhi Meeting (March 2008)
- Exposure Visit Jamshedpur April 2008
- Exposure Visit Gaya May 2008
- Resource Centre's Perspective Planning Workshop May 2008
- RH leaders meet 2008 Report
- RH Leaders Meet 2008 Annex
- Peer review report
- Regional Meet Report Oct 2009
- LPI workshop Report
- LDM India Annual Report 2006-08
- Report on Wiki orientation
- Assessment Report of Youth Leadership Development Programs
- National Leaders' Meet 2010
Article/Reports from Fellows
- Soumi Das
- Dr. Pushpa Tiwari and Ms. Rama Khanna - Report on MCH Awareness Campaign
- Dr. Shubhra Dwivedy and Dr. Poonam Mehta - Report of study on JSY and Survey_Format JSY
- John Amit Bodra - Book Review - Six Frames
- Anant Kumar - NRHM and Access to Health Services - Issues and Challenges.
- Anant Kumar - Rural Health Innovation through Leadership Development and Organisational Effectiveness.
- M. M. Raja - Mini Grant Report - iieldm.org/wiki/images/e/e1/Final_Report_of_DORD_under_LDM_Mini_Grant.pdf
- Mr. Varun Kumar - Book "Strengthening Governance of District Health Administration" 
India related data/reports
4 years of NRHM (2005-09)
Impression is the biannual newsletter of fellow's network, completely owned, edited and managed by fellows' network and facilitated by IRAC Jharkhand. It captures the stories, news, articles on leadership and FP/RH issues of Bihar and Jharkhand.
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A new report shows that while the maternal mortality rate in India is slowly declining, it is still alarmingly high. Maternal deaths in India account for 25 percent of maternal deaths worldwide. Although abortion is widely legal countrywide, the lack of access to services for millions of poor and rural-dwelling women has meant that unsafe abortion is still a major contributor to maternal deaths. PPFA is working to address maternal mortality in India by supporting local reproductive health groups on the ground to ensure affordable and accessible services, including safe abortion services, for underserved women. Read more of the Guttmacher Institute's report here NEWS RELEASE
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