The rural inhabitants make up more than 77 percent of the total population, living different villages of Uttar Pradesh, the most populous state of India. Despite forming a major part of the state’s population, these rural areas face a dearth of health facilities. This dismal health situation is reflected in the Raebareli district of Uttar Pradesh.

The grim health scenario is evident from the increasing infant and maternal mortality rate, poor sanitation, prevalence of chronic diseases, and non-availability of qualified medical staff. Lack of proper infrastructure for sub-centres and PHCs or CHCs is a major issue. The condition of the rural women is no less terrible. Young girls are married of early; as a result they bear children at an age when their bodies are not ready medically and physically. Thus, majority of the children suffer from malnutrition and many of them are not even able to celebrate their fifth birthday.


Project Highlights

  • In order to identify the major health problems, a baseline survey was conducted in 15 villages of Harchandpur block in Raebareli.

  • Smile on Wheels unit, equipped with medical facilities was launched on 16th August 2013. A team of medical and para medical staff was recruited.

  • Smile worked to build rapport with District Administration, District & Block level Health officials for better implementation of the project.

  • Smile earned the support of community stakeholders like Anganwadi Workers, ASHA and ANMs.

  • Daily mobile clinics, lab tests and ANCs were part of the healthcare programmes.

  • During the reporting period, the disease pattern highlighted more than 19 prevalent diseases.

  • The diseases were diagnosed through pathological lab tests and suitable treatment given to the identified beneficiaries.

  • Health awareness activities and community meetings were conducted as part of the awareness programmes under the project.

Impact

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


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