MOTHER & CHILD CARE AWARENESS PROGRAM- SWISS RED CROSS
The health status of the Mother and child in the district is not upto mark which is evident from the survey conducted. Looking at the status the organization in partnership with SRC under the awareness program for socially and economically marginalised women and children across 36 villages of Andhrathari Block of Madhubani District
The total Population covered is 5500 female population.
The objectives of the project are as follows:
1. To significantly reduce the crude birth rate from its current level
2. To optimally reduce maternal, infant and child mortality rate in the project area in the forthcoming 3 years.
3. To enhance community’s role in management and financing of the programme.
4. To galvanise government health care delivery system.
1. Educate about the means and benefits of natural and artificial forms of contraceptive-on and motivate the community to adopt the same.
2. Provide for family planning devices.
3. Registration of all pregnant women at the health post
4. ANC and PNC coverage to all pregnant women
5. Immunisation coverage to all pregnant women and infants
6. Training of TBAs in safe delivery practices
7. Appropriate referral for complicated cases of pregnancy
8. Referral support by allopathic doctors through weekly clinics
9. Growth monitoring of all children in the age group 0-5 years
10. Nutrition Counselling of pregnant women.
11.Training of Health Coordinator and Health workers
12. Training of core committee members in operation and management of health post using PME skills
13. Evolve a trained cadre of health promoters from among CBO members, with each promoter providing voluntary services to earmarked cluster of households & extending assistance in health post management
14. Simplification of record keeping system with incorporation of PME techniques
15. Educate the community about the programme costs
16. Enhance and ensure regularity in community contribution
17. Identify the underlying causes for malfunctioning of government health care system and educate the community about the same
18. Mobilise popular pressure, through networking with other NGOs functional in the region, for redressal of these causes
19. Involve core group and core committee members and organizational staff in monitoring the govt. health care system at various level
SOCIAL MOBILIZATION FOR POLIO ERADICATION – UNICEF
Polio has been a major concern for India for a long time. Polio has been hitting the infant population hard and erodes them of their childhood and takes away the opportunity of a prosperous future. Looking at the adverse impact that its creating, Sakhi in partnership with Unicef launched a social mobilization program in 4 blocks of Madhubani district and 3 blocks of Saharsa district ,in order to spread awareness on the issue through campaigns, street plays, wall writing etc. The idea is to motivate people especially the parents of the new born to get their infants two drops of polio and safeguard their life from such a deadly virus.
PROMOTING TUBERCULOSIS AWARENESS AND PROVIDING LINKAGE – ADRA INDIA
Tuberculosis was observed to be another concern in the major parts of Madhubani district. It was observed that the community didn’t have much knowledge or awareness about the ways to prevent or how its spread and what could be done in order to contain the situation. The organization in partnership with ADRA started the initiative of promoting awareness about the disease amongst community of Andhrathari block. It was realized that the community is unaware of the various facilities that is being provided by the government. Therefore, the major component of the program is to provide linkage between the different facilities available through government to the community.
Awareness Generation and Health Check up Camp- District Health Society, Darbhanga
Sakhi in partnership with the District Health society organized various awareness generation camps and Health checkup camps in different parts of Darbhanga for a population of approx. 2000 people, in order to provide free medical assistance and medicines to the community who otherwise never opt for any regular checkup due to which their disease or any other medical issue never comes into light and they suffer through in vain. The expert doctors went through every patient and provided immediate medicines as per need and the ones who needed extra attention were referred to the specific hospitals or doctors. These camps helps the community get more awareness about the various diseases and its causes and how they can be prevented and also about the importance of a regular health check up so that they don’t miss out any issue of immediate attention.
ELIMINATION OF FEMALE FOETICIDE – PLAN INTERNATIONAL, USA
Female foeticide has been a major challenge in most of the developing and under developed countries. The society for various reasons looks down upon females considering them to be inferior than the male and hence wishes to get rid of them even before they could see the sunlight. This mentality has adversely affected the society in ways beyond apprehension. The issue was seen prevelant in Madhubani district as well. The district sex ratio was found be 812/1000 male according to census 2011. This brought into light the need to spread awareness regarding the consequences of the disbalance created in such a way due to female foeticide. Sakhi in partnership with Plan International launched a program for the same in Andhrathari block of Madhubani, in which the objective of the program is to spread awareness through various means like street plays, wall painting, school awareness programs, community gatherings etc.
HEALTH CAMP DURING FLOOD DISASTER– DORABJI TRUST
Sakhi in partnership with Dorabji Trust organized Health camps during the flood disaster in 2008 in parts of Madhubani, Darbhanga, supaul and Madhepura. These health camps were very crucial during flood as the major population was threatened owing to the lack of proper Sanitation and Hygiene facilities for both male and female. The risk of having being infected with any sort of disease ran high in the community. The medical check up and medicine distribution was carried out for a total of 5000 people. The population benefitted immensely through this camp especially women and children who become the most vulnerable during such disastrous times.