MAMTA has worked on the
issues of adolescent health and development, women’s and child
health, reproductive and child health programs,
and towards development of
health modules for out of school students in
collaboration with various Government institutes like:
Ministry of Human
Resource Development, Government of India
Ministry of Health
and Family Welfare, Government of India
National Institute of
Health and Family Welfare (NIHFW), New
National Institute of
Public Cooperation and Child Development (NIPCCD), New Delhi
National Council for
Education Research and Training (NCERT)
Indian Institute of
Health Management Research, Jaipur
These apex institutes
have been MAMTA’s long-standing partners in carrying out trainings
at both National and International levels.
United Nations Agencies:
Presently MAMTA has the
distinction of working with various UN agencies like United Nations
Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), United Nations Population Fund
(UNFPA), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and the World
Health Organization (WHO). The collaboration with WHO (both with the
SEARO and the WHO headquarters) is on various projects, which
include conducting Research studies and developing training modules.
Also MAMTA is a part of the WHO Task Force/Steering committee on
adolescents as well as in special consultative status with the
Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.
Other National level Collaborations/Corporate Sectors:
Some of the
organisations that have supported MAMTA’s work since its inception
MAMTA’s work has been
supported by a number of multilateral and bilateral agencies like
the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA, Sweden), British
High commission, Australian High Commission (AUSAID), McArthur
Foundation, S.M.Sehgal Foundation, the Royal Norwegian Embassy (NORAD)
and International HIV/AIDS Alliance.
collaboration with the Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York; has provided
professionals at MAMTA an opportunity to build their capacities in
different areas and to work with international experts and bring
home their experiences.
An important milestone
in MAMTA’s efforts in the area of development is the
institutional collaboration with the Oregon State University,
Corvallis, Oregon, USA. The five-year agreement has been initiated
from the year 2002. One of the areas of collaboration is the student
exchange for research and study and this includes a Masters program
in Social Anthropology. Other areas of collaboration are joint
research and exchanges based on research done by each institution on
related issues. It is hoped that this collaboration would help
achieve a fine blending of rigorous social science methodologies and
grassroots level work. As a part of the program it has also been
agreed that the Oregon State University would provide partial
tuition scholarship support as well through the Office of
International Education and the Department of Anthropology. As a
result of this partnership one of the members of MAMTA Mr. Faiyaz Akhtar is pursuing his Masters degree course in the
Department of Anthropology, Oregon State University, USA.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine:
with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in order to facilitate
the exchange of information as well as build capacities of the
current staff through sharing of knowledge and experiences. The
Albert Einstein College has extended support to MAMTA in helping it
build its capacities in Qualitative Research methodologies as well
as the use of related software. The MAMTA staff had been awarded
visiting Post Doctoral Fellowship position in the AIDS International
Training and Research Programme.
The main purpose of the
visit was to learn qualitative research methodologies and software.
this visit a proposal ‘Research on strengthening
Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights (YRSHR)
peer education in India’ was submitted to Department of Health and
Human Services, Public health services, US Government. Another
research proposal ‘Peer educators -- overcoming stigma?’ was
submitted to the Advanced in-country project of AECOM. Both the
proposals were submitted under the mentorship of Dr. Laurie J.
The proposal ‘Peer
educators -- overcoming stigma?’ submitted to the
Advanced in-country project of AECOM has been awarded funding.
Funding approval for ‘Research on strengthening YRSHR peer education
in India’ proposal submitted to Department of Health and Human
Services, Public health services, US Government, is pending.