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WBVHA in collaboration with government is implementing 6th and 7th ASHA Module training in Darjeeling District. WBVHA is responsible to provide training and necessary handholding support to the ASHAs selected in Darjeeling and kalimpong district (plain and in Hill areas).

Goal of the Project:

As per the National Health Mission (NHM), government of India has a mission to provide every village in the country with an ASHA who will responsible to mobilize community and facilitate in accessing the services of Sub centres and Anganwadi Centres.


Objective of the Project:

Ø  The concerned project is related to the training of the ASHAs like Induction Training, ASHA 6th & 7th Module Training, Refresher Training, HHWs/Urban ASHAs Induction Training and 6th & 7th Module Training in Darjeeling district of West Bengal. ASHAs acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, and confidence for performing her job at field level.  

Ø  The Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) Project of the Government of India was started in 2005 and West Bengal started in 2006 as a part the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM). It is the key component of the NRHM to provide every village in the country with a trained female community health activist ASHA. Now much in NRHM & NUHM is NHM.

Ø  WBVHA is working in collaboration with the government to the run the ASHA project from 2007 in Darjeeling District. The District Training Centre being located in Bagdogra of Darjeeling district.

Ø  It is the target of our organization to provide every village and urban areas in the Darjeeling and Kalimpong District with ASHAs and Urban ASHAs who will be the first port call for any health demands of deprived sections of the population, especially women and children, who find it difficult to access health service.

Ø  So it is our responsibility to provide training to the ASHAs selected from all blocks of Darjeeling and Kalimpong district with the government support so they can render their services hindrances in her work.


Collaboration of the Project:

·          State ASHA Cell, NHM, Department of   Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of West Bengal, Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dept. of Heath and Family Welfare Samity, Darjeeling.

·         We to develop of ASHAs knowledge, skills, confidence, and advising ability and report building with beneficiaries at her field level.

·         The develop of ASHAs field level performance for health services to especially PNC Mother and Newborn by hand holding supported of District Trainers  


Activity details:

Ø  The ASHAs are trained by the Resource Persons (District Trainers) selected from different blocks.

Ø  The District Trainers at first selected and trained at govt. approved state level training centre and then they provide training to the ASHAs.

Ø  To supervise the work of the ASHAs the District Trainers have to conduct Hand Holding support every month to assess the work of ASHAs.

Ø  Further the work of the District Trainers & ASHAs are being Supervised by the Training Coordinator twice a month and once by the Chief Functionary of the ASHA 6th & 7th Module Training Programme through Hand Holding Monitoring Visit.


Project coverage

Ø  4 blocks of Darjeeling district related to ASHA 6th & 7th Module Training Programme.


Ø  WBVHA through District Training Centre have provided direct support & guided by District Trainers to 416 no. of ASHAs in Darjeeling district during their beneficiaries’ visit to improve their skill level through the following methods:

·     HBPNC (Home Based Post Natal Care) Form no.6 fill up by the ASHAs

·     Hand Washing procedure to beneficiaries

·     Wrapping procedure to Newborn

·     Temperature Measuring to  Newborn & Post Natal Mother,

·     Steps of Breast Feeding and important of Breast Feeding   for Newborn & Post Natal Mother,

·     Breath Rate counting to Newborn

·     Taking Weighing to Newborn

·     Matrix use

·     IMNCI Chart use

·     Linkage between IMNCI & Matrix

·     How to use of all equipment's and keep the records.



Sustainability issues and concerns:


The outcome of entire ASHA 6th & 7th Module Training Programme is very satisfying which is very appreciable and it is running with high enthusiasm by the Organization's effort. The Governing body is very fast in carrying out the project properly and covering a large section of rural people to get them benefitted.  The beneficiaries are satisfied and they are taking the opportunities from the organization. The organization is executing its activities according to its goal.  Above all this kind of project is very needful in the country like India to create an ailment free society.