Rajasthan is among the states having High Maternal and Neonatal Mortality. ‘SUMA’ Rajasthan White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood was launched in 2002 to create social awareness and work towards action and advocacy for reduction of high maternal and neonatal mortality in the state . CHETNA is secretariat of SUMA since 2002. This Alliance is formed of Civil Society Organisations and UN agencies, International NGOs, Government Departments and individuals are special invitees to the alliance.
Some of the major achievements and contributions of SUMA since 2002 are as follows: