"Learning humility, purity and simple-living from those who don't take too much from the earth...
Targetting the problems of hunger, disease and oppression that sadden their lives...
Inspiring in each other trust, confidence and support for one another..."

back    »  documents

  project name ~ Arogya Sathi Project

category ~ health care - adult




  Project Name


Arogya Sathi Project



CEHAT (Center for Enquiry into Health, Allied..



health care - adult







  Budget Approved


$ 7000


  Year Approved







  Chapter Coordinators



Bay Area














- Basic Healthcare: 2,960 health cases were treated by the CHWs from July''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''03- Mar''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''04 and only 14 were referred to the primary healthcare centers. The dire need for healthcare is finally reaching door to door for these neglected tribal communities - Economic Impact: Every treatment by a CHW saves Rs 100! Extrapolation projects Rs 1 Lakh savings per month, hence a significant reduction in healthcare expenses in the region. - Program Affiliation: CHW Program has been certified and approved by SNDT University, Mumbai. - Community Awareness: Signature campaigns and Public hearings regularly held to highlight the denial of healthcare - a basic human right! As many as 700 people attended the hearing. - Innovation: CHWs came up with new ideas that serves their needs. For example, the Health Calendar was created to monitor the services of the primary health care centers.





- The program aims towards training villagers to take up the role of “Community Health Worker” (CHW), so that they can diagnose and treat simple ailments. - This will fulfill the dire need of “First Contact Care” units and hence save time and money to the villagers and also save them from being exploited by the unscrupulous. - On a macro level, this program will have long term effects in reducing infant and child mortality, timely detection and correction of malnutrition, easy accessibility to tablets for malaria, pneumonia, flu etc.



 Copyright © 2003. Association for India's Development. All Rights Reserved