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Pilot Phase

The Advisory Group on Community Action (AGCA) guided the implementation of a pilot on community action for health in 1,620 villages across 36 districts in nine states between 2007 and 2009, which was supported by the MoHFW. An external evaluation of the pilot phase observed the following outcomes:

  • The process empowered the community, especially marginalised groups to engage with Health Department
  • Strengthened service delivery and facilitated communities in availing health entitlements – with improved range, access and quality of services
  • Enabled planning and corrective action
  • Brought accountability among the service providers in relation to service delivery and meeting community needs.
The key recommendations from the evaluation include:
  • Institutional support mechanism should be developed at the state level and below to guide scaling up of community action processes
  • Continued technical and financial support from the MoHFW is essential to ensure the process continues to be implemented in the pilot states as well as initiation in other states.

First phase of Community Monitoring (2007-2009)

9 States, 36 Districts, 1620 Villages
  • Assam
  • Chhattisgarh
  • Jharkhand
  • karnataka
  • Madhya Pradesh
  • Maharashtra
  • Odisha
  • Rajasthan
  • Tamil Nadu
Partner NGOs
National Secretariat for Pilot Phase

Population Foundation of India (PFI)
B-28,Qutab Institutional Area
New Delhi -110 016
Tel: 011-43894100
E-mail: agca@populationfoundation.in

Technical Support

Centre for Health and Social Justice (CHSJ)
Basement of Young Women’s Hostel No. 2
Avenue 21, G Block
New Delhi- 110017
Tel: 011-26535203, 26511425
E-mail: chsj@chsj.org

List of State Nodal NGOs

Voluntary Health Association Assam
Guwahati College Road, East Jyoti Nagar
P.O.- Bamunimaidam, Near HALDI Mill
Guwahati- 781021, Assam.
Tel: 0361-2656713, 2656785
Email : vhaofassam@gmail.com


Chhattisgarh Voluntary Health Association (CGVHA)
40, Dungaji Colony
Near Ayurvedic College
Raipur – 492 001
Email : cgvhai@gmail.com

Sandhan Sansthan
House No. 18, Cross Street 1
Steel Colony, Nehru Nagar (West)
Bhilai – 490021, Chhattisgarh
Tel: 0788-4031506, 09827992935, 09425557751
Email : devendransharma@gmail.com


Child in Need Institute (CINI)
441/A, Road No. 5, Ashoknagar
Ranchi, Jharkhand – 834 002
Tel: 0651-2240463/3701/2245831
Email : cinijhk@cinindia.org


Karuna Trust
686, 16th Main, 39th Cross
4th T Block,Jayanagar
Bangalore – 560041
Tel: 080-22447612
Email : karuna.trust@vsnl.net

Madhaya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh Vigyan Sabha
Gyan Vigyan Parisar
Village Sagonikalan
Post Kolua Khurd, Raisen Road
Bhopal – 462021
Tel: 0755-2852783
Email : mpvs.bpl@gmail.com


Flat No. 3 & 4, Aman-E Terrace
Plot No.-140,
Dahanukar Colony Kothrud,Pune-411 029
Tel: 020-65006066, 64005540
Email : sathicehat@gmail.com


Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology
KIIT University
Bhubaneswar – 751024
Odisha, India
Tel: 0674-2725113/2378550
Email : kiit@kiit.ac.in; sudarsan_d@yahoo.com; mkmohantyin@yahoo.com


Prayas Chittorgarh
8-Vijay Colony
Near Railway Station
Rajasthan, India
Tel: 01472-243788/250044
Email : info@prayaschittor.org;

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu Science Forum (TNSF)
245, Avvai Shanmugam Salai
Gopalpuram, Chennai – 86
Tamil Nadu.
Tel: 044-28113630
Email : tnsf2@vsnl.com

Government Orders
Madhya Pradesh
Tamil Nadu


Presentations from the Pilot Phase of Community Monitoring 2007-2009






Documentary film

Reviewing Hopes: Realising Rights

The film highlights the potential of Community Monitoring as a community empowerment tool and democratization process in the context of people’s right to health. The film contains the experiences and opinions of various stakeholders associated with the process at the national, state and grassroots levels. It also captures the processes, immediate impact of the process at the field level, lessons learned and challenges faced. Screen the film for more details.