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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



Tribal Health Initiative



Health Care and Family Planning






Tamil Nadu

  Budget Approved


Rs 250800


  Year Approved







  Chapter Coordinators


Jahnavi Prasad
Chitra Ranganathan











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.??





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.





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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