Mahila Arogya Samiti (MAS)/महिला आरोग्य समिति (मास)
Mahila Arogya Samiti(MAS) as the name suggest are local women’s collective.They are expected to take collective action on issues related to Health,Nutrition,Water Sanitation and its social determinants at Slum/Ward level.They were particularly envisaged as being central to ’local community action‘ ,which would gradually develop to the process of decentralized health planning.Thus MASs are expected to act as a leadership platforms for woman’s and focal community group in slum area for improving awareness and access of community for health services,support the ASHA / Front line health worker/ANM,to develop health plans specific to the local needs and serves as a mechanism to promote community action for health.
Main purpose of Mahila Arogya Samiti(MAS)includes,demand generation,ensuring optimal utilization of services,establishing referral linkages,increasing community ownership and sustainability and establishing a community based monitoring system.
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