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  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


Rs 419295


  Year Approved







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  Chapter Coordinators



Bay Area










- Women are selected as CHWs as they are accessible round the clock(men go to cities for work), and can be easily approached by the local women and understand womens problems.
- The project has support of the local community. The villagers help in the selection of women for the role of CHWs. They also help in monitoring the working of the CHWs and the primary health care centers.
- Training is very pictorial and hands-on. The trainees have to appear for a examination after the training.





- 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. such malaria, fever, bodyache, anemia, pneumonia, flu etc.



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