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  project name ~ Yr4-Honorarium for Health Auxillaries

category ~ Health Care and Family Planning




  Project Name


Yr4-Honorarium for Health Auxillaries



Tribal Health Initiative



Health Care and Family Planning






Tamil Nadu

  Budget Approved


Rs 113850


  Year Approved







1   2   3   4   5  

  Chapter Coordinators


Shrish Paranjpe
Vijay Venkatraman







Health Works (blue saree) alongwith the health auxillaries at a field clinic. Health auxillaries arrange the field clinic.





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.





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.





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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