With the aim of catering to the healthcare needs of underprivileged families and children, Smile Foundation has launched its Smile on Wheels (SoW) programme in Hyderabad with the support of Open Text. Under this initiative, 12 slums have been identified as target areas including N.T.R Nagar, Indira Nagar, Yellamma Banda, Singareni Colony, Suraram Weaker Section Colony, Shiridi Sai Baba Nagar, Raj Nagar, Narsing Bagwan Temple Nagar, Anjaiah Nagar, Giri Nagar and Sanjay Gandhi Nagar. With a team of medical experts, this mobile van provides all-inclusive healthcare services right at the doorstep of people residing in the aforementioned areas.
Besides rendering promotive, preventive and curative services, the Smile on Wheels conducts a variety of IEC activities and organises regular health camps to reach out to the communities and sensitise them on nutrition and everyday hygiene. It also lays special emphasis on the health of pregnant women and infants through community meetings that cover essential women-related issues like childbirth, ANC/PNC, breastfeeding, immunization and family planning.
A total slum population of 75,000 will directly benefit from this initiative in a year.
The total number of households reached out across 12 slums of Hyderabad is 20,000.
General health check-ups and pathological tests conducted during regular OPD sessions for proper diagnosis and treatment.
Street plays, health talks and several other IEC activities organised to encourage healthy living among underprivileged families and children.
Special focus on women and infants by spreading awareness on childbirth-related issues like ANC/PNC, immunization and breastfeeding.
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