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  project name ~ Kalrayan Hills-Health Auxillary program-2011

category ~ Health Care and Family Planning

 
       

  

     

  Project Name

 

Kalrayan Hills-Health Auxillary program-2011

  NGO

 

Tribal Health Initiative

  Category

 

Health Care and Family Planning

  District

 

Dharmapuri

  State

 

Tamil Nadu

  Budget Approved

 

Rs 250800

 

  Year Approved

 

2011

 

 
 
 
 
 

  Photographs

 

  Chapter Coordinators

 

Jahnavi Prasad
Chitra Ranganathan

 

Boston
Seattle

 

  Caption

 

 

 

  Summary

 

 

Ten years after the HA program was started in the Sittilingi valley, the infant mortality rate has drastically decreased in the Valley and there are almost no malnutrition cases. The tribals have better access and wider knowledge of health care. After discussions with the community, it was decided to discontinue the program in the Valley. Instead, they wish to take this tested model to the Kalrayan Hills where 16 HAs have been trained over the last one year. The situation in the Hills is similar to how it was at Sittilingi ten years ago: there are no roads, no access to health care and alarming mother and child mortality rates. The HA model changed the health picture completely at Sittilingi and they want to replicate the program in the Hills.The main objective of this 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.??

 
 

  Achievements

 

 

Since its the first year of the program, there are no significant achievements to outline. The success of the Health Auxillary project in the Sittilingi valley and the successful start to the implementation of the project in the Kalrayan Hills (training of the 16 Health Auxillaries) is indicative of the forward progress of the project.

 

  Goals

 

 

The goals of this project are the same as the THI Health Auxillary Honorarium project and are detailed below: 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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