Gramin Vikas Sansthan

Visitors' Comments

I am so very impressed with the great work you are all doing to save the lives of women and children in your community. I will be sure to tell my colleagues and policy makers about how important you efforts are to improving health. Thank you so much for your time.

- Rachel Wilson
PATH International, USA

"Visited this organisation on the 18th of August 2003.

It is a matter of great pleasure and satisfaction that this projet of Gramin Vikas Sansthan and all its allied programmes of women and child, as well as nutrition being run so very beautifully and with such perfection.

My hearty congratulations to Mr Ataullah and all his team members and colleagues for doing this wonderful work.

To see so many women and children to the centres inspite of the rain was a proof of the very good work that is being done by this organsation.

In my opinion this is one of the best NGOs that I have visited and it's a matter of national pride for all of us."

- Hamida Habibullah
Ex Member Parliament
Ex Minister for Social Welfare

Thank you for allowing me to join you meeting. It was a wonderful educational experience and I loved the song.

- Rajeev Venkayya, MD
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

The VHSC and MG in this village have done a remarkable job working with mothers members.

- Mary Taylor
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Dear Friends,

Thank you for spending time with us generously to learn about your work to save lives of women and new born. We appreciate all the knowledge and experience you gained. Your enthusiasm and energy levels are great. We wish you all the best in work.

- Usha Kiran
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, New Delhi

The mothers group was very existing to sit with. This is real great work. Impressinve planning by the VHSC.

- A Saha
PATH India

GVS's work in the realm of rural development and uplift of rural poor through various programmes aided and unaided is commendable. I wish the best of success in your future works also.

- D. Elangovan
General Manager Regional Office, Kolkata

The power of women and the community was a joy to experience and a pride to carry back. My very best to Sure Start CARE and community members and congratulations!

- Usha Narayanan
UP Minorities and Finance Welfare Department, Lucknow

Dear Mr Ataulla Ji,

I visited your Grameen Vikas Sansthan and whole of your team. I with my other team members saw the work in the field for TI project and all of us are impressed to observe the dedication and commitment of you along with your team.

We wish you and your team a great success in your project as well as in life.

- Dr Rajiv Chaoudhary
Assistant Director
UPSACS, Lucknow

Thank you very much for taking me to Paradia and Goriagari. It was so interesting to see the SMCS and SHG programs at work. I was interested to see the materials used during distributions, and also to see the contributions made by the women. When we met with the SHG, I was happy to see so many women speaking freely and positively about the program, and especially to hear from the mother who has not lost a child since she began participating. Thank you to your staff for showing me around and helping with translations. Impressive work here.

- Sara Bowers
CRS Delhi

We were very pleased to learn about your great program on safe motherhood and child survival. Thanks for the opportunity. Johns Hopkins University is extremely pleased to get the opportunity to work with you on the Hypothermia project. We greatly value the partnership with GVS and it is our hope that together we will be able to improve the health of mothers and newborn of Shivgarh. Please keep up the great work you are doing.

- Dr Abdullah Baqvi
Associate Research Professor
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Room E8138
615 N. Wolfe ST.
Baltimore, MD 21205

We are very pleased to learn of your excellent program in Safe Motherhood and Child Survival. You have an excellent MIS system, and we feel the use of the VHW is a very effective way to deliver success. The program we want to introduce is aimed at improving health and survival of newborns, since more than 40% of deaths in children under age 5 die in the first month of life. Our program will deal with improved newborn practices in the home, through health education delivered through VHWs. We feel a partnership in which we help with improving care of the newborn could help to form a complete Safe Motherhood and Child Survival Program that will make a great impact in the community. We would be very interested in further discussing the possibility of a partnership with you.

Thank you for your time and interest.

- Gary Gamstadt, MD