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Urvi Ashow Piramal

Urvi Ashow Piramal

About the Partner

Urvi Ashok Piramal Foundation is the CSR initiative of the Ashok Piramal Group. The Group has a presence in diverse business sectors, from textiles to real estate and engineering to entertainment. The Piramals have been associated with social work long before the phrase Corporate Social Responsibility was coined. The Foundation’s vision stems from and is an extension of the group’s vision of “Touching the lives of one in five people around the globe.”

About the Project

This Smile on Wheel was launched on 10th June 2008. The project was flagged off by MLA Mr. Jitu Jiraji. The unit has a team of doctors, nurses and other medical staff along with all possible required medicines from distinguished laboratories and are distributed free of cost to the ailing. The patients are charged either nothing or a nominal cost for the treatment and consultation. Numerous health camps are organized in all the slums that the unit covers. With a special focus on the health of women and children, the Smile on Wheels also makes the slum dwellers aware about preventive measures against diseases and educates them in health and hygiene.

Going forward, this Smile on Wheels aims at developing in all the people living in these slum areas the importance of sound health and inculcate in them a health seeking behaviour.

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Able Charities Faridabad

Able Charities Faridabad

About the Partner

ABLE Charities is a nonprofit organization, focused primarily on working in villages for the last 15 years. ABLE has taken a leadership position in providing hospital and clinical services, education, and community integration in numerous villages located in the district of Faridabad, Haryana. ABLE’s mission is to improve the quality of life for people living in villages by offering first class medical services, education, food programs, and vocational activities in an environment that is affordable, congenial and rural based.

About the Project

This project was launched on November 11, 2011. It was inaugurated by Shri Anand Koushik (MLA Faridabad), Shri Ashok Arora, (Mayor Faridabad), Dr.Vimal Mehta (President, K.L Mehta Dayanad College for Women) Shri B.R Ojha (Social Activist). This mobile hospital would be targeting 48000 underprivileged people of five slums in Faridabad namely Prem Nagar, Trikha Colony, By Pass slum, Patel Nagar and 36 Guj. This mobile hospital will visit each of these locations thrice in a month.

The unit has a team of doctors, nurses and other medical staff along with all possible required medicines from distinguished laboratories and are distributed free of cost to the ailing. The patients are charged either nothing or a nominal cost for the treatment and consultation. Numerous health camps are organized in all the slums that the unit covers. With a special focus on the health of women and children, the Smile on Wheels also makes the slum dwellers aware about preventive measures against diseases and educates them in health and hygiene.

Going forward, this Smile on Wheels aims at developing in all the people living in these slum areas the importance of sound health and inculcate in them a health seeking behaviour.

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Delhi – Helping Health Prosper

Delhi – Helping Health Prosper

Delhi, the capital of the Nation is undoubtedly one of the most powerful cities in the country. Though the city has the best of medical facilities, the urban poor population living in the capital faces a grim health situation, which does not get reflected in the commonly available health statistics.

The impoverished population of the city is vulnerable to health risks due to consequence of living in a degraded environment, inaccessibility to health care facilities, irregular employment and widespread illiteracy. Furthermore, a significant proportion of slums is not listed in the official records, and thus remains outside the purview of public health services. The gloomy health situation is reflected in the urban poor population of South Delhi. Communicable and vector borne diseases, such as tuberculosis, malaria, dengue and chikungunya are prevalent in the region. Poor environmental conditions, overcrowding and malnutrition make the urban slums prone to communicable and vector borne diseases, such as tuberculosis, malaria, dengue and chikungunya.

Intervention

In this time of despair, Smile Foundation joined hands with United Health Group to reach out to the underprivileged. Smile Foundation is rendering its services in the urban slums of South Delhi through Medical Mobile Unit and specialized Health Camps supported by United Health Group. Providing the underprivileged with preventive, promotive and curative health services was the primary aim of the initiative.

Smile Foundation, through its Mobile Health Unit delivered medical services at the doorsteps of the underprivileged people. Gender inequality being a primary deterrent in the upliftment of the society as a whole, had to tackled while delivering the health services. Smile Foundation with its doorstep facilities was able to reach out to women, the most neglected strata of the urban poor society.

For community mobilization, several IEC activities were conducted. People were sensitized on health related issues through health camps and several street plays. For better implementation of the project government officials and community stakeholders were roped in.

Project Highlights

  • Regular health checkups and pathological lab tests conducted in several OPDs organized in South Delhi.

  • Overcoming the social barriers, Smile Foundation reached out to a larger part of the urban poor population, which included 72% women beneficiaries.

  • Lab tests for blood group, hemoglobin, sugar and diseases like malaria, chikungunya and dengue were done for proper diagnosis of the patients.

  • Recorded data of the disease pattern indicates that people were treated for more than 14 prevalent diseases.

  • Filling the gap between the community and the government, patients were referred and also given information on government hospitals they could avail affordable medical services from.

  • The Smile Foundation Team conducted various awareness sessions on diseases like TB, HIV, RTI/ STI, and also basic health & hygiene for the community.

  • During the reporting period, eight street plays on various ailments and health issues like Swine Flu, Immunization, Institutional delivery, Sanitation and hygiene etc. were organized.

IMPACT

A TOTAL 386 OPDS ORGANIZED

OVER 32 ICE ACTIVITIES WERE CONDUCTED LAST YEAR, BENEFITING MORE THAN 1509 PEOPLE

1302 PATHOLOGICAL TESTS WERE CONDUCTED SO FAR.

A TOTAL OF 26641 PEOPLE BENEFITED OF WHICH 40% BENEFICIARIES WERE WOMEN

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Bilaspur – ‘Smile on Wheels’

Bilaspur – ‘Smile on Wheels’

Bilaspur, a city in the Bilaspur district of Himachal Pradesh, lies at the foot of Bandla Hills. Majority of the population lives in villages and earns its living through farming. Though Bilaspur fairs well in terms of literacy rate, the condition of health is quite disheartening.

The average distance between the villages in the hilly terrains of the district is around three to four kilometres. But due to the lack of transportation facilities, covering even this small distance becomes tougher. Due to lack of proper medical services, the inhabitants have to travel 25-30 km. The government health facilities that are available in the region are not enough to cater to the increasing population. Moreover lack of resources, poor infrastructure and shortage of trained doctors makes the health situation more dismal. People living in the district are left with no option but to consult private doctors, who charge a high fee that not everyone can afford.

Intervention

Smile Foundation along with Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Limited, planned to bring the joy of good health in the lives of the people living in Bilaspur. They pledged to provide them with facilities necessary to uplift the dismal health situation in these villages. The aim was to provide preventive, promotive and curative health services at the doorsteps of the underprivileged population in the region.

In December 2014, Smile Foundation launched Smile on Wheels project in Bilaspur to help cure the people suffering from prolonged ailments and also spread awareness among people regarding issues of health and hygiene. The project covered 42 villages in the district. As a part of the programme several OPDs are organized where people are made to undergo medical check-ups and pathological tests, if required. While working in these villages Smile Foundation’s team had to overcome social stigmas and reach out to a large part of the rural population. Women and children being the most vulnerable were given extra attention under the project.

Project Highlights

  • A total of 42 villages covered under Smile Foundation’s ‘Smile on Wheels’ initiative. The beneficiaries included the weaker sections of the society like women, elders and children.

  • After conducting medical checkups and lab tests, free medicines provided to the patients.

  • People were treated for 15 different diseases in the reporting period. A record is also kept of the prevalent diseases in the region in order to provide better medical guidance to the inhabitants.

  • The project also acts as a bridge between the community needs and government services by bonding with government hospitals, which provide medical services at affordable prices to the beneficiaries.

  • Information, Education and Communication is another important aspect of ’Smile on Wheels’ Bilaspur program. Activities include conducting awareness programmes to sensitize the community on healthier practices.

  • Specialized health camps conducted in order to reach to a grater part of the population.

IMPACT

A TOTAL 439 OPDS ORGANIZED

OVER 138 ICE ACTIVITIES WERE CONDUCTED LAST YEAR, BENEFITING MORE THAN 2938 PEOPLE

2912 PATHOLOGICAL TESTS WERE CONDUCTED SO FAR.

A TOTAL OF 11445 PEOPLE BENEFITED OF WHICH 53% BENEFICIARIES WERE WOMEN

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CHANDERI, ASHOK NAGAR – Helping those in Need

CHANDERI, ASHOK NAGAR – Helping those in Need

A town of historical significance, Chanderi is a part of Ashok Nagar district in Madhya Pradesh. The slum areas of the town face a dismal health condition due to lack of accessibility to health care facilities. Scarcity of infrastructure and professional medical help facilities are common problems that are prevalent in these slums. Other factors like costly health check-up, loss of income and lack of proper follow up have aggravated the health scenario in the slums.

In order to get a detailed picture of the condition, Smile Foundation conducted a Baseline cum Need Assessment Study on healthcare in 20 villages of Chanderi Block of Ashok Nagar district. Carried out in March 2013, the survey helped to understand the current health situation (Physical infrastructure, health delivery system, disease pattern and know-how of the health care practices). The study team also met different stakeholder’s e.g. men, women, children, Doctors, ANM, AWW, ASHA, PHC staff, Pradhan and other PRI members of different villages.

Intervention

Once the survey was done, Smile Foundation joined hands with Rural Electrification Corporation Limited (RECL) and initiated “SMILE ON WHEELS” in Chanderi town of Ashok Nagar, MP to cater to the health needs of the rural underprivileged population.

Making health care facilities accessible and affordable to the rural populace is the primary focus of the project. The plan was to launch Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) and also develop support from the various health partners and functionaries in the community. Women and children being the most vulnerable sections of the communities are given special attention under the project. A total of 55,500 people (18,500 per year) were identified as direct beneficiaries.

As major part of the slum population was living in poverty, it could not afford primary education, which further lead to unawareness of health and hygiene related issues. Thus to educate the village population, special awareness programmes were designed and implemented as a part of the project.

Project Highlights

  • Mobile Health Clinic launched in the villages to make health services accessible to the inhabitants.

  • Daily OPDs conducted that included free health check ups and pathological tests to diagnose the ailments and then provide medicines in the community.

  • Awareness programs were conducted in 15 villages of Chanderi, Ashok Nagar through which 2762 beneficiaries were reached.

  • To make learning a fun process for children, innovative awareness programs were conducted.

  • Lectures regarding ANC & PNC care are provided to the pregnant & lactating women in these villages.

  • Mass mobilization programmes included screening of health and hygiene related short films in 19 villages that were attended by 480 inhabitants.

  • Severely Acute Malnourished (SAM) children referred to Nutrition Rehabilitation Centre, Chanderi through coordination with Community stakeholders. Also, counselling of parents of malnourished children was done.

  • Liasoning with community stakeholders like Anganwadi works, ASHA and ANMs in order to build a good rapport with the community members.

IMPACT

A TOTAL 485 OPDS ORGANIZED

OVER 38 ICE ACTIVITIES WERE CONDUCTED LAST YEAR, BENEFITING MORE THAN 405 PEOPLE

1509 PATHOLOGICAL TESTS WERE CONDUCTED SO FAR.

A TOTAL OF 26753 PEOPLE BENEFITED OF WHICH 41% BENEFICIARIES WERE WOMEN

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Increasing access to primary healthcare services- Greater Noida

Increasing access to primary healthcare services- Greater Noida

Greater Noida is a fast growing city in Delhi-NCR. Newly developed infrastructures, a fast growing industrial belt have made it one of the most populous areas in the recent years. The city attracts immigrants from all parts of the country now.

Apart from growing at a fast pace Greater Noida also suffers from major urbanisation issues. While most of the city is developed and progressing at a fast pace there still remains a considerable population who still live in slums in poor conditions. Some of the concerned issues include poverty, rising population, unemployment, poor public health and education. Poor health conditions have increased the vulnerability of the people to diseases like malaria, dengue, diarrhoea, TB and HIV.

Intervention

In order to take care of the health care needs of the underprivileged population Smile Foundation intervened and launched a Smile on Wheels project in Greater Noida. The project was initiated with support from New Holland India.

Key issues of concerns were found out to be lack of awareness, poor sanitation facilities and no access to proper medical facilities. This is why it was very important to initiate a project that would provide proper medical facilities along with raising awareness too. Children, mothers, daily wage earners are the main focus of this project.

The initiative of Smile Foundation has been appreciated by the elders and the other villagers too.

Project Highlights

  • To provide primary health care services to the underprivileged in the identified slums/villages of Greater Noida through Mobile Medical Unit (MMU).

  • To conduct health awareness (IEC and BCC) activities to generate the demand and promote preventive measures to improve health seeking behaviour.

  • To develop linkages with nearby Government Health Institutions/ Private Clinics/ Nursing homes/ Health Centres for referral services.

  • Distribution of basic medicines would be an integral part of day-to-day operations.

  • As a part of generating awareness on health related issues, awareness sessions, community meetings etc will be conducted at periodic intervals through IEC activities including distribution of pamphlets, display of posters, wall writings and audio visual aids etc. the awareness activities will revolve around the health needs of the community.

IMPACT

IN 2014 , A TOTAL OF 12,000 PEOPLE BENEFITED FROM THE INITIATIVE

4500 STUDENTS RECEIVED BENEFIT FROM SCHOOLHEALTH PROGRAMS

OVER100 ICE ACTIVITIES WERE CONDUCTED LAST YEAR, BENEFITING MORE THAN 6500 PEOPLE

IN THE FIRST MONTH OF THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE STATIC CLINIC PROGRAM A TOTAL265 PEOPLE BENEFITED OF WHICH 57% BENEFICIARIESWERE WOMAN

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Mumbai – Addressing healthcare needs with Smile on Wheels

Mumbai – Addressing healthcare needs with Smile on Wheels

Mumbai, the capital of Maharashtra is the most populous metropolitan city in the country. Being home to the world’s largest film industry, and several manufacturing industries, the city attracts immigrants from all over the country.

Over the past few decades, Mumbai has witnessed a steep rise in terms of economy, education and infrastructure. But like all the other rapidly growing cities, Mumbai also suffers from major urbanisation issues. While the city is progressing, the major part of the population living in the slum areas lies neglected in their poor conditions. Some of the issues of concern include rising population, poverty, unemployment, poor public health, and poor civic and educational standards. The dismal health conditions have lead to an alarming increase in diseases like malaria, dengue, diarrhoea, typhoid, TB and HIV. The modern healthcare services available in the city remain inaccessible to the slum population.

Intervention

In order to take care of the healthcare needs of the underprivileged population, Smile intervened and launched a Smile on Wheels project in Mumbai. The project was initiated in May 2013, with support from Shakuntalam Charitable Foundation.

Key issues of concern were identified, and were found out to be rising population in the slums, poor health and sanitation, and no access to medical services. A lack of awareness among the people further worsened the condition. This called for an approach that would not only deliver proper medical services in the slums but also enlighten them on the benefits of healthy practices. Children, mothers and daily wage labourers are the main focus of the project.

Smile Foundation’s initiative has been heartily welcomed and appreciated by the community. Youth mandals of the targeted areas have displayed banners informing the locals about the project. The team of volunteers working for the project has been growing ever since the inception of the project and now they are called “Wheel of Smile” by the project team.

Project Highlights

  • Mobile health clinic launched to provide primary preventive and curative healthcare services to the underprivileged. The clinic comes equipped with the latest medical equipment and a competent medical staff. Also, present in the clinic are audio visual aids used to spread awareness in the villages.

  • Doorstep medical facilities provided under the project covered the slums of Andheri, Malwani, Kalina, Vakhola, Dindoshi, Khardanda, Behramnagar Khar, Hanuman Takeri and Film City.

  • As per the treatment requirements, patients are referred to public and private health institutions whenever required.

  • Mass awareness campaigns include activities like rallies, street plays and community meetings. Distribution of pamphlets, display of posters, wall writing, and conducting audio visual sessions were some of the activities conducted in this regard.

  • Targeting specific community groups, the project team uses innovative ideas like the School Health programme to promote a health seeking behaviour among the school going children.

IMPACT

IN 2014 , A TOTAL OF 12,000 PEOPLE BENEFITED FROM THE INITIATIVE

4500 STUDENTS RECEIVED BENEFIT FROM SCHOOLHEALTH PROGRAMS

OVER100 ICE ACTIVITIES WERE CONDUCTED LAST YEAR, BENEFITING MORE THAN 6500 PEOPLE

IN THE FIRST MONTH OF THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE STATIC CLINIC PROGRAM A TOTAL265 PEOPLE BENEFITED OF WHICH 57% BENEFICIARIESWERE WOMAN

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Bringing healthcare to the doorsteps of Delhi slum dwellers

Bringing healthcare to the doorsteps of Delhi slum dwellers

Delhi has the highest percentage of urban population in the country, with 15.3% living below the poverty line. Continuous influx of migrants from all corners of the country has resulted in mushrooming of several urban poor settlements. As per the estimates of Economic Survey of Delhi, these areas serve as home to more than half of the total population of Delhi.

These residents lack access to most of the basic public amenities that are essential for decent living. Compared to other states, Delhi has a well-developed health infrastructure. However, to cater to a population so huge, the public health service delivery system alone becomes insufficient. From increasing Neonatal, Infant and Child Mortality rates to low nutritional status of women and children, degrading maternal health, and spread of preventable and vector borne diseases, the overall health condition of the poor in Delhi is grim and demands attention.

Lack of access to safe water and toilet facilities in many of the slum clusters has further increased the vulnerability of the urban populate to diseases. Beyond these, the absence of health-seeking behavior among the people adds to the risks of sickness, deaths, lower worker productivity, lower enrollment of children in schools and retention rates.

Intervention

In order to take care of the healthcare needs of the underprivileged population, Smile Foundation intervened and launched a Smile on Wheels project in New Delhi. The project being implemented was initiated in 2014 in partnership with St. Stephen’s Hospital.

The objective of the project is to provide the much-needed healthcare services to underprivileged community in New Delhi’s urban slums through fully equipped mobile hospitals. With special focus on women and children, Smile on Wheels takes healthcare to the doorsteps of the urban poor and provides free promotive, preventive and curative health services.

Staffed with a qualified doctor, nurse, lab technician, pharmacist, community mobilizer and project coordinator the mobile hospital is committed to provide free-of-cost medical consultation and diagnosis, besides medicines and lab testing facilities. In addition to these, community awareness sessions are being conducted on vital issues pertaining to child, mother and family health. During these sessions, topics like family planning, proper dietary habits, nutrition, hygiene and sanitation were discussed to inculcate a health-seeking behavior among the people.

Project Highlights

  • The project operates on the eastern and northern fringes of Delhi and Ghaziabad delivering free healthcare at the doorsteps of the underserved population.

  • As a major focus, the project has been covering the homeless, slum dwellers, migrants, daily wage earners and rickshaw pullers in clusters like Yamuna Pushta, Mansarovar Park, Rani Garden, Kalyanvas, Mori Gate, Motia Khan, Majnu Ka Tila, Shastri Nagar, Dilshad Garden, Shastri Park, and Nand Nagri.

  • Smile on Wheels mobile hospital is equipped with a pathological laboratory, doctor’s cabin, ECG, nebuliser, medicines etc.

  • School health programme is also included under the project that covers IEC sessions, clinical services, health check-ups, investigations, child to child health skills training, counseling and health talks.

  • Special health camps are organized on targeted locations to complement the Smile on Wheels in providing healthcare services.

IMPACT

A TOTAL 156 OPDS ORGANIZED

TOTAL NUMBER OF FEMALE AND CHILD BENEFICIARIES WERE 5497

74 PATHOLOGICAL TESTS WERE CONDUCTED SO FAR.

A TOTAL OF 6537 PEOPLE BENEFITED FROM THE HEALTH CARE SERVICES PROVIDED

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Urban poor in Ranchi receive doorstep healthcare facilities

Urban poor in Ranchi receive doorstep healthcare facilities

Listed among the poorest states in India, Jharkhand has population of over 32 million with almost 54% of it living below the poverty line. The capital city – Ranchi houses the highest urban population in the state. The health and living condition of the urban poor in Ranchi is dismal. As per reports, infant mortality rate and under 5 mortality rates among urban poor is 50 percent and 58 percent respectively. Also, the percentage of urban poor pregnant women receiving complete antenatal care is as low as 17.5 percent.

Healthcare facilities in Ranchi that includes both government and private owned hospitals cater majorly to the economically empowered populace. Not only Ranchi hospitals attend to patients from all over Jharkhand region but also from neighbouring regions of Bihar. This has increased the burden on the healthcare facilities in the district.

Unhygienic living conditions, lack of drinking water, illiteracy, poverty and lack of health-seeking behaviour has resulted in the increase of diseases and number of deaths among the urban poor people, especially those who dwell in the slum clusters. People living in these slum clusters generally belong to the lowest economic strata and are dependent on the meagre income that they make as minor farmers and daily wagers.

Intervention

In order to address the healthcare needs of the underprivileged population, Smile Foundation intervened and launched a Smile on Wheels project in Ranchi. The project was initiated in 2013 and being implemented in partnership with Krishi Gram Vikas Kendra.

The project seeks to address problems of mobility, accessibility and availability of primary health care with a special focus on children and women in the urban slums and villages of Ranchi district. After identifying the locations and a detailed study on the need assessment, the project was launched and set off for operations. These mobile hospitals use modern, state-of-the-art equipments along with pathological services as well as audio-visual aids for spreading awareness about health issues in the community. The Smile on Wheels team constitutes Project Coordinator, Doctor, Lab Technician, Nurse, Pharmacist, Driver and a Community Mobilizer.

General Diseases (fever, cough and cold), blood pressure and diabetes, eye infection, weakness, itching, antenatal care (ANC), gastroenteritis, hypertension, body pain, and skin diseases are the top ten diseases in the descending order which are being treated on regular basis. In addition to these, community awareness sessions are being conducted on vital issues pertaining to child, mother and family health.

Project Highlights

  • On an average, over 20,000 children and their families are being catered to with healthcare services every year through the project.

  • On quarterly basis, 45.5 % young mothers and women, 24.5 % children are directly benefitting from the healthcare services provided by Smile on Wheels.

  • Besides curative and preventive health services, Smile on Wheels is also providing promotive services in Angar, Bundu, Namkom, Ormanjhi and Patratu areas, covering a population of 130,000.

  • 150 adolescent girls have been prepared to emerge as ‘Change Makers.’ They have been trained on issues such as anaemia, life cycle approach of an adolescent girl, access to health care, adulthood and motherhood.

  • School children have also been included in Smile on Wheels’ health coverage. Moreover, multi-specialty health camps have been a special feature in addition to the daily mobile health service.

IMPACT

A TOTAL 133 OPDS ORGANIZED

TOTAL NUMBER OF FEMALE AND CHILD BENEFICIARIES WERE 5286

THE NUMBER OF VILLAGES/SLUMS COVERED WAS 10

A TOTAL OF 8788 PEOPLE BENEFITED FROM THE HEALTH CARE SERVICES PROVIDED

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Providing comprehensive healthcare services slum dwellers in Ahmedabad

Providing comprehensive healthcare services slum dwellers in Ahmedabad

The capital city of Gujarat – Ahmedabad has approximately 2500 slums, housing around 1.5 million people. Although the city has a good network of public and private healthcare facilities, challenges still remains in addressing the growing demands of health needs from a heterogeneous group of people. The most poorly served are those who live in slums. The growing influx of migrants into the slums of the city has added to the demands on the limited health facilities, leading to further worsening of the status of health in the city.

Majority of the population living in the urban slums are involved in construction work, vegetable vending, rag picking, factory jobs etc. With an average annual income that is too low, these families hesitate to save for or make health expenditures. Illiteracy, lack of health-seeking behaviour, unhygienic living conditions, etc. are some of the reasons of the increase in many preventable diseases in these areas.

Intervention

In order to take care of the healthcare needs of the underprivileged population, Smile Foundation intervened and launched a Smile on Wheels project in Ahmedabad. The project being implemented was initiated in 2013 in partnership with Rotary Club of Ahmedabad Airport Charitable Trust.

The objective of the project is to provide comprehensive mobile health care services to underprivileged community in Ahmedabad’s urban slums with special focus on women and children. Through a well-structured service delivery system, the Smile on Wheels is committed to provide promotive, preventive and curative health services to the beneficiaries.

On a regular basis, awareness sessions on preventable diseases like TB, HIV, RTI/ STI, and also basic health & hygiene are being conducted in different locations. The mobile hospital is staffed with a qualified doctor, nurse, lab technician, pharmacist, community mobilizer and project coordinator. Besides medical consultation and diagnosis, the people are also provided with free of cost medicines and lab testing facilities. Emphasis is given to preventive and promotive measures, to cultivate a health-seeking behaviour in the community.

Project Highlights

  • A total of approximately 16,000 beneficiaries are being reached per year through organizing Promotive, Preventive and Curative services through qualified health professionals.

  • Awareness on hygiene & sanitation, breast feeding, family planning methods, nutrition and balanced diet among children & women, counselling support to individuals and families are conducted on regular basis in the target areas.

  • With special focus on women and mothers, immunization – mother & child, antenatal and postnatal services, growth monitoring, distribution of iron, folic acid and calcium tablets, and supply of nutrition supplements are conducted.

  • OPD services for common diseases/illnesses including communicable diseases, ENT, dental, ophthalmic, etc. are conducted. In the Smile on Wheels, minor surgery/dressing of wounds, and basic pathological services (Blood, Urine, etc.) are carried out.

IMPACT

A TOTAL 168 OPDS ORGANIZED

TOTAL NUMBER OF FEMALE AND CHILD BENEFICIARIES WERE 5018

THE NUMBER OF VILLAGES/SLUMS COVERED WAS 6

A TOTAL OF 7475 PEOPLE BENEFITED FROM THE HEALTH CARE SERVICES PROVIDED

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Supplementing & In Alignment with Government Initiatives

EDUCATION

Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan
National Education Policy
Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao
Digital India

lIVELIHOOD

Skill India
Enhancing Formal Skilling



HEALTH

National Rural Health Mission
Universal Health Coverage
National Digital Health Mission
Promotion of Govt. Health Schemes

WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

Anaemia Mukt Bharat
Poshan Abhiyan
Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan
Anganwadi Strengthening