Posters

Safe Institutional Delivery

Year: 2010-11

Intended audience: Advocates and communicators for maternal, perinatal and newborn health, health care providers, programme managers.

Language: Hindi/ English

Key message(s): The poster outlines key evidence based delivery care practices which need to be followed in labour rooms and maternity wards.

Calendar highlighting some key measures to ensure safe delivery

Year: 2010-11

Intended audience: Advocates and communicators for maternal, perinatal and newborn health, health care providers.

Language: Hindi

Key message(s): The calendar attempts to define safe delivery in simple, actionable terms and highlights the measures that can be taken by the health system as well as the community to ensure safe delivery. Each sheet of the calendar alludes to one evidence based practice, from a list that includes labour monitoring, active management of third stage of labour, thermal care of the newborn and early initiation of breast feeding.

 

 

Safe abortion series – poster 1

A woman dies from unsafe abortion

Year: 2009

Intended audience: Women and men with basic literacy, civil society communicators and advocates.

Language: Hindi

Key message(s): Unsafe abortion is potentially life-threatening. In India, abortion can legally be availed of from a trained doctor at a certified health facility.

 

 

 

 

Safe abortion series – poster 2

Is it legal to have an abortion?

Year: 2009

Intended audience: Civil society communicators and advocates

Language: Hindi

Key message(s): In India, the MTP Act allows medical termination of pregnancy up to 20 weeks under specified circumstances

 

 

 

 

 

Safe abortion series – poster 3

Whose consent is required, to get an abortion?

Year: 2009

Intended audience: Abortion providers, civil society communicators and advocates

Language: Hindi

Key message(s): As per the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act only the woman’s consent is required for abortion, unless she is a minor or mentally ill.

 

 

 

 

Safe abortion series – poster 4

How does the technique of abortion matter to women?

Year: 2009

Intended audience: Abortion providers, civil society communicators and advocates

Language: Hindi

Key message(s): Now it is easier, safer and cheaper to get abortion done by modern techniques (medical abortion and manual vacuum aspiration)

 

 

 

 

Safe abortion series – poster 5

Has someone in your family taken dowry?

Year: 2009

Intended audience: Women and men with basic literacy

Language: Hindi

Key message(s): The practice of taking dowry reflects the lower social status of women and their being considered a liability. Promote gender equity and equality in society; Eradicate sex determination and sex selection.

 

 

 

Safe abortion series – poster 6

How can I refuse? People apply such a lot of pressure (to get a sex determination test)

Year: 2010

Intended audience: : Abortion providers, civil society communicators and advocates

Language: Hindi

Key message(s): Doctors being responsible members of the society have the onus of helping to eradicate sex determination and sex selection; promote gender equity and equality in society, put an end to sex determination and sex selection.

 

 

Every mother and newborn must receive a check-up in the first week after delivery

Year: 2009

Intended audience: Women and men with basic literacy

Language: Hindi

Key message(s): Postnatal check-up in the first week after delivery can help in detecting and treating complications, if any, in the mother or newborn.

 

 

 

 

Did you forget to use contraception?

Year: 2008

Intended audience: Women and men with basic literacy

Language: Hindi

Key message(s): Use emergency contraceptive pill to avoid unwanted pregnancy. Contact the ASHA or ARTH health centre.