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Swasthya Sathis are married women and majority of them are illiterate. They are selected by the villagers at village meetings. Swasthya Sathis are trained as primary health care providers. They are taught to clinically diagnose simple illnesses and perform simple laboratory tests. The Swasthya Sathis provide medications with doses adjusted according to age; monitoring growth of children; antenatal and postnatal care and health education etc… They also collect data from their villages on vital events – births, deaths and pregnancies They focus on the national control program for malaria, tuberculosis and leprosy. They also implement various co