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CHETNA’s approach to health embraces the life cycle of gender equity within the wide cultural, economical and political environment.
Continuum of care has recently been highlighted by international agencies and national and state government as an important approach of health programmes which aims to address women’s health in context to reproductive, maternal, newborn, child health and adolescent health. This approach demands to provide care to a woman throughout her life-cycle. It starts before birth and progresses cumulatively through childhood and adolescence to adulthood and old age. This life-cycle approach extends beyond women’s reproductive role to encompass women’s health at every stage and in every aspect of their lives. Through this approach, other health issues affecting women that were previously overlooked, or thought not to exist, have become more apparent.
Henceforth, the determinants and responses to women’s health profile must consider all factors and not only biological ones- such as the economic, social and cultural factors that affect their status, as well as gender relations between women and men. These factors are very crucial to address as it significantly affects women’s physical, mental and emotional health.
Continuum of care also demands to address the impact of long distances and travelling time from one point of service to another, financial constraints, poor communication and transport, weak referral links and low-quality care in health facilities.
CHETNA responds to this critical need for the continuum of care through empowering women, young people and children who have a stake in the issues affecting their own, their families’ and their communities’ nutrition, health and well-being. To do so, CHETNA dialogues with multi-disciplinary experts and practitioners share its vision with strategic partners to amplify the impact of its ongoing initiatives.
To the cause, taking initiative to achieve the vision and mission and to the sustainability of the organization.
With each other and the partners; in expression of views and opinions, in work and use of resources, readiness for receiving and giving feedback, for an open and enabling work environment thus enhancing organizational integrity.
Believing in people, their capacity to learn and deliver and an understanding of their strengths and limitations, instilling self-worth and confidence in them.
Time, human resource, funds and assets resulting in optimal utilization of resources.
Equal opportunity to express, be heard, to growth and development, access to resources, observance of culture and norms within the organization, thus creating a feeling of fairness/non-discrimination.
In work, deliverables; ensuring optimum quality of output in the most cost effective way.