Studies have shown that access to good healthcare not just improves the health of the poor and destitute, but also leads them to a dignified living. Lack of it, on the other hand, deteriorates their diseased condition leading to higher mortality rates. In an endeavour to save lives and improve the quality of life of the underprivileged in Ahmedabad, Smile Foundation has joined hands with Deutsche Bank. Under this intervention, Smile Foundation is rendering its preventive, promotive and curative health services in 14 slums across the city including Gomtipur, Rakhial, Nagari Mill Ki Chali, Soni Ki Chali and CMC Mill.
Through its unique mobile hospital programme Smile on Wheels, Smile Foundation is delivering primary healthcare solutions at the doorstep of families and children living under constant threat of water borne and vector borne diseases. This mobile hospital is staffed with a Doctor, Nurse, Pharmacist and Lab Technician to provide medical consultation, diagnosis, testing facilities and medicines to beneficiaries. There is also a Community Mobilizer on board who is responsible for enhancing health-seeking behaviour among slum communities through street plays, counselling sessions, audio-visual shows and other such IEC activities. Considering the increasing number of maternal and infant deaths, special meetings are conducted for women on diet and nutrition, ANC/PNC and immunization.
Aiming to reach around 1.5 lakh beneficiaries in a year through healthcare services
General health check-ups, lab tests and medicine distribution conducted for free through regular OPDs and special health camps.
Patients with serious threats to health referred to government hospitals to bridge the gap between the community and public healthcare system.
Various awareness sessions conducted on basic health and hygiene, with special focus on maternal and infant nutrition, ANC/PNC and immunization.
School health programmes, community meetings and IEC activities conducted to foster healthy living practices among families and children.
21,346 CHILDREN DIRECTLY PROVIDED EDUCATION THROUGH 120 CENTERS IN 21 STATES
50% OF TOTAL BENEFICIARIES ENROLLED WHERE GIRL CHILDREN, TO ENSURE A FAIR START FOR ALL
100% CHILDREN RECEIVED REGULAR NUTRITION & HEALTH CARE SUPPORT
100% TEACHER RECEIVED TRAINING IN INNOVATIVE TEACHING SKILLS
IN 2014 , A TOTAL OF 12,000 PEOPLE BENEFITED FROM THE INITIATIVE
OVER100 ICE ACTIVITIES WERE CONDUCTED LAST YEAR, BENEFITING MORE THAN 6500 PEOPLE
4500 STUDENTS RECEIVED BENEFIT FROM SCHOOLHEALTH PROGRAMS
IN THE FIRST MONTH OF THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE STATIC CLINIC PROGRAM A TOTAL265 PEOPLE BENEFITED OF WHICH 57% BENEFICIARIESWERE WOMAN