Bengaluru-based “ARTIST for Her” has won the “Excellence in Capacity Building Award” at the 13th FICCI Healthcare Excellence Awards 2021 presented today. The Award was bestowed on the organisation for preparing Covid19 warriors nationwide for maternal and child health care in the Covid and post-Covid era through a digital platform.
Asian Research & Training Institute for Skill Transfer (ARTIST) is a premier institute for learning, research and skill transfer in Bengaluru set up by internationally-renowned gynaecologist Dr. Hema Divakar.
Covid19 compelled organisations to relook at how obstetrics and gynaecological care is delivered. ARTIST collaborated with Rajiv Gandhi University of Health and Sciences (RGUHS) to launch a skill development programme for healthcare providers pan-India on 15 April, 2020 through a digital media training platform. The training was provided across Karnataka, Rajasthan, UP, Jharkhand, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Bihar, Manipur, and Uttarkhand.
Over 3,600 staff nurses and frontline healthcare providers were trained, building their competency for safe delivery during Covid19 and beyond. This initiative has positively impacted more than 3 lakh pregnant women in more than 450 small and medium-sized maternity homes trained through this initiative. The use of a digital platform for skill transfer improved efficiency and brought the initiative to scale in a cost effective manner, reducing maternal and child morbidity and mortality.
“On behalf of all our champions and master trainers, we are honoured to receive the FICCI Award for Excellence in Capacity Building for ARTIST for Her. We promise to transform the future of women’s healthcare by digital skill transfer. We have an ambitious mission of training one million healthcare providers in the maternal and child health space,” said Dr Hema Divakar, receiving the award in an online ceremony.
The ceremony hosted by the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FICCI) had Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar, Minister of State, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India officiating as the chief guest, and Mr C K Mishra, former Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India, as the guest of honour.
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