Independent efforts were made by some civil society organizations to test and pilot different mechanisms for financial accountability including the review of untied fund spending, district planning, community based expenditure awareness, tracking of supplies and medicines and so on. This workshop aims at bringing together some of the organizations who have been involved in such experiments and to share experiences and find ways to take this process forward.
On 8th & 9th November an annual adhiveshan was held at Anadur (Solapur), Hosted by Halo Medical Foundation with the support of CHSJ, New Delhi. The main objective of adhiveshan was bringing together all the Animators from 100 villages for knowing each other, developing rapport and sharing experiences, learning and challenges and benefitting from each other and to develop a sense of belongingness and mutual support that they are not alone in this journey. We also expected that it will be a capacity building opportunity for the animators to learn from collective wisdom. Along with the Animators this platform also provided an opportunity to partner organizations, facilitators, mentors, CHSJ and UNFPA representatives to interact and learn from each other.
We have organized a National Sharing Meeting on Citizen's Reports on Health Programmes Implementation. There was sharing done by various participating organizations of the findings from studies conducted across 8 states of the country. These studies have examined different aspects of NRHM, including health systems strengthening, women's experiences of receiving reproductive health services, maternal mortality and so on.