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  project name ~ THI: Yr5-Honorarium for Health Auxillaries

category ~ Health Care and Family Planning

 
       

  

     

  Project Name

 

THI: Yr5-Honorarium for Health Auxillaries

  NGO

 

Tribal Health Initiative

  Category

 

Health Care and Family Planning

  District

 

Dharmapuri

  State

 

Tamil Nadu

  Budget Approved

 

Rs 182000

 

  Year Approved

 

2011

 

 
 
 
 
 

  Photographs

 

  Chapter Coordinators

 

Supriya Kumar
Madhav Sankunny
Vijay Venkatraman

 

Pittsburgh
Chicago
Pittsburgh
San Diego

 

  Caption

 

 

 

  Summary

 

 

The main objective of the project is to bring down the Infant Mortality and to keep the Maternal Mortality at nil. This would be done by continuing the existing health services and also augmenting the first tier of health delivery by enhancing the quality of care delivered by the Health Auxiliary at the tribal doorstep. The Health Auxiliary would also act as an agent of social transformation and help to develop women groups and the Farming and Health Committees that will be continuing to form.

THI works in Sittilingi area of Harur Taluk is in Dharmapuri District (TamilNadu). The area is in a reserved forest area. THI works intensively in 21 hamlets covering about 10000 population.

 
 

  Achievements

 

 

In 2008, Health Auxiliaries play a vital role in facilitating community work in the villages and seen visible difference through reduction of infant mortality rate and maternal mortality in the valley (IMR for the year 2008 is 20/1000 - the lowest we have reached so far - and no maternal deatrhs five years is a row, thats a lot of credit for the health auxiliary program.) . They continue to be the backbone of the work of Tribal Health Initiative. Because of the confidence generated by positive changes happened in the community health scenario now many of them are also involving in other community related work like organic farming, getting community certificates for tribals, eradicating plastics from the valley and other community welfare and empowering activities.

 

  Goals

 

 

1) Improvement of all health parameters especially the Infant Mortality Rate. 2) Augmentation of Health Auxiliary responsibilities and Capacity Building. 3) Continuation of ongoing Field Health Programs 4) Continuation of Curative Health services increasing hospital deliveries and neonatal care of sick newborns and infants 5) Function as agents of change and link with community.

 
 

  


 
 
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