Since 1996, Janani has pioneered contraceptive social marketing and clinical family planning services in northeastern India. Janani operates clinics in the states of Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh under the brand name of Surya Family Planning Clinics. Initiated in 1998, the Surya clinic network was the first reproductive health social franchising program in India and one of the first in the world. It served over 50,000 clients per year.
Janani also conducts social marketing in the same three states as well as Assam, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa and West Bengal. Janani markets and sells a range of contraceptive and safe abortion products, including condoms, oral contraceptives, injectables, IUDs, emergency contraception and mifepristone/misoprostol combination packs.
Janani works in close partnership with the Government of India under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) component of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) and the Government of India’s National Contraceptive Social Marketing Program.
Janani delivers its products and services through:
- Surya family planning clinics
- Outreach family planning services at government facilities
- Social marketing of contraceptives and abortion care products
- A strong outreach network of motivators who refer clients to clinics
In the 20+ years since its establishment, Janani has provided family planning products and services to over 25 million couples protecting them from unwanted pregnancies. Janani physicians have conducted over 600,000 female sterilizations, 16,000 male sterilizations and 325,000 surgical abortions.
Janani also provides training in clinical family planning and comprehensive abortion care at its government-approved training center. Courses provide training and certification in family planning and comprehensive abortion care services and are open to both Indian and international healthcare professionals.
Learn more about DKT Janani’s provider and counselor training through Dorthy Fadiman’s 2001 film, “Woman by Woman: New Hope for the Villages of India,” available for viewing here. This project, funded by the Packard Foundation, follows women who become family planning providers and counselors after undergoing training at DKT Janani clinics.
In 2016, Janani generated 1,321,929 couple years of protection.