The North East Research & Social Work Networking (NERSWN) is a secular, not-for-profit, gender-just, non-political organization set up in 2004 and registered in 2005 under the Societies Registration Act 1860.
The community monitoring which had succeeded in creating a democratic space for dialogue between the community and health authorities to resolve health related issues and problems which hitherto would have been the relation of receiver and giver of services only. The community in the project area has been made aware about their roles and responsibilities in improving the healthcare scenario. Community now, knows about the rights and entitlement under different health schemes. The mental health initiative of providing care and treatment for people with mental illness was first of its kind in the history of its district. Besides providing diagnosis, treatment, follow up and basic counselling the efforts has succeeded in changing the prevailing negative perception about the illness among the community members and also among the healthcare personnel. There has been a progress generative line that leads to incorporate inclusive idea of health by integrating, education, livelihood, women participation, food security etc into the framework of health. This initiative has already begun and the NERSWN team looks forward for meaningful intervention towards this direction-