NTR Memorial Trust’s Thalli Bidda Samrakashana Padhakam programme has set a benchmark in healthcare by minimising maternal mortality in 257 villages in different parts of Andhra Pradesh. NTR Memorial Trust’s achievement in woman and childcare has surpassed Indian and global maternal mortality goals. The distinction has been achieved by minimising the maternal deaths to two in 15,000 deliveries in 257 villages. This was achieved in the shortest possible time of 24 months between December 2006 and December 2008. The programme is being run in association with four leading medical institutions in Andhra Pradesh: Mediciti in Medak, Dr Pinnamaneni Siddartha Institute of Medical Sciences at Chinaowkapalli in Krishna district, NRI Medical College at Mangalagiri in Guntur district and GSL Medical College, General Hospital in East Godavari district.
The Millennium Goals, set by the United Nations, stipulate that the ratio of women dying in childbirth should be reduced by three-quarters between 1990 and 2015. Maternal deaths across the world are at 400 per 1,00,000 as against India’s 300 per 1,00,000. In Andhra Pradesh, the rate is 195 per 1,00,000. Read more at http://www.pressreleasepoint.com/ntr-trust-sets-global-benchmark-257-andhra-pradesh-villages-maternal-mortality