India’s ASHA and Anganwadi workers are rallying under the slogan “Community health work is work!” to demand fair pay and treatment for the essential services they provide. Read the essay written by Dipa Sinha supported by Union to Union and the Swedish trade union Kommunal under the project "Gender justice for quality public health and social services in India"
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Over the last year-and-a-half, one of the most visible groups of workers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic in India have been the Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs), a cadre of community health workers appointed by the National Health Mission (NHM).
These hitherto invisible women were seen not only going house to house across the country in villages and cities conducting surveys for tracing and treating purposes, building COVID-19 awareness and providing support for those in home quarantine, but also made themselves heard through their protests and strikes demanding better working conditions.
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India’s community health workers’ struggle for recognition
India’s ASHA and anganwadi workers are rallying under the slogan “Community health work is work!” to demand fair pay and treatment for the essential services they provide.https://roarmag.org/essays/india-community-health-worker-struggle/