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  project name ~ Yr2-Honorarium for Health Auxillaries

category ~ Health Care and Family Planning

 
       

  

     

  Project Name

 

Yr2-Honorarium for Health Auxillaries

  NGO

 

Tribal Health Initiative

  Category

 

Health Care and Family Planning

  District

 

Dharmapuri

  State

 

Tamil Nadu

  Budget Approved

 

Rs 204480

 

  Year Approved

 

2007

 

 
 
 
 
 

  Photographs

 

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  Chapter Coordinators

 

Shrish Paranjpe
Vijay Venkatraman

 

Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh

 

  Caption

 

 

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  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 the Farming and Health Committees that we 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 2006,with the help of the Health Auxillaries THI has been successful in their health programs. In the villages, the health auxillaries have started new programs like HIV/TB programme,organising meetings against alchoholism, organic farming initiative, craft initiative and other community related activities. The infant mortality has reduced to 68/1000 from 147/1000 in 2000 (when THI started the program). We consider that all changes of maternal mortality and infant mortality is most certainly due to health auxillary contribution. The health auxillary have brought about behavioural and cultural changes and convinced mothers to come for antenatal checkups, which were detrimental to child mortality.THI considers these change were the key to bringing down the infant mortality.

 

  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

 
 

  


 
 
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