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  project name ~ Arogya Sathi Project

category ~ health care - adult

 
       

  

     

  Project Name

 

Arogya Sathi Project

  NGO

 

CEHAT (Center for Enquiry into Health, Allied..

  Category

 

health care - adult

  District

 

Thane

  State

 

Maharashtra

  Budget Approved

 

$ 7000

 

  Year Approved

 

2004

 

 
 
 
 
 

  Photographs

 

  Chapter Coordinators

 

 

Bay Area
Pittsburgh

 

  Caption

 

 

 

  Summary

 

 

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  Achievements

 

 

- 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.

 

  Goals

 

 

- 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.

 
 

  


 
 
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