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Meena, a Taruni Sakhi (community volunteer) and shop-based entrepreneur, poses outside her grocery store in her house in Badundia Village, Bagdunda Cluster, Udaipur. She has been affiliated with Action Research and Training for Health (ARTH) for nine years. Since November 2014, ARTH has implemented the Taruni project in 467 villages in the districts of Udaipur and Rajsamand. The project employs an innovative model to deliver sexual and reproductive health information; community volunteers such as Meena enable women to self-assess their pregnancy status, consult a telephone helpline, seek information and commodities from neighborhood entrepreneurs, and access reproductive health counseling and services at primary care clinics facilitated by escorted referral to specialists.


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Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

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