Mobilising Civil Society towards Right to Free Public Health and Education in Jharkhand
Oxfam India believes that the right to universal access to good quality healthcare and education is a practical way of closing the ever-widening gap between the rich and the poor. Oxfam India works in six states to empower the community to improve accountability of public delivery systems of healthcare and education. While in most states the initiatives on health and education are exclusively implemented, in Jharkhand, the two strands have come together. Oxfam India has supported three nongovernment organisations (NGOs) in Jharkhand – Child In Need Institute (CINI), Nav Bharat Jagriti Kendra (NBJK) and Society for Participatory Action and Reflection (SPAR) – in three districts since 2011. Oxfam India, along with its partners, works closely with community advocates in an effort to strengthen the civil society movement towards realising the entitlements for health via the National Rural Health Mission (now National Health Mission) and for education through the Right To Education (RTE) Act 2009.
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