Fund raising for the prevention of “Corona Virus” focused special project of 'Health Development Awareness Programme' based on the maxim" prevention is better than cure"
Hyderabad based Registered Society act NGO , LALITHA FOUNDATION , Telangana was registered on 2017 under the Registration of Society Act. The main objects are the total development of Health, Education and Culture of the public AND Women Empowerment.
As we all know Corona virus is spreading widely in India. It has to be prevented by all means.
Project Operational Areas
The proposed project implementing operational area is Sub-Urbs area’s of Hyderabad Implementation of Mitigation Strategies for Communities with Local COVID-19 Transmission .
When a novel virus with pandemic potential emerges, non pharmaceutical interventions, which will be called community mitigation strategies in this document, often are the most readily available interventions to help slow transmission of the virus in communities. Community mitigation is a set of actions that persons and communities can take to help slow the spread of respiratory virus infections. Community mitigation is especially important before a vaccine or drug becomes widely available.
The goals for using mitigation strategies in communities with local COVID-19 transmission are to slow the transmission of disease and in particular to protect:
•Individuals at increased risk for severe illness, including older adults and persons of any age with underlying health conditions
•The healthcare and critical infrastructure workforces
These approaches are used to minimize morbidity and mortality and the social and economic impacts of COVID-19. Individuals, communities, businesses, and healthcare organizations are all part of a community mitigation strategy.
•Emphasizing individual responsibility for implementing recommended personal-level actions
•Empowering businesses, schools, and community organizations to implement recommended actions, particularly in ways that protect persons at increased risk of severe illness
•Focusing on settings that provide critical infrastructure or services to individuals at increased risk of severe illness
•Minimizing disruptions to daily life to the extent possible
•Each community is unique, and appropriate mitigation strategies will vary based on the level of community transmission, characteristics of the community and their populations, and the local capacity to implement strategies.
•Consider all aspects of a community that might be impacted, including populations most vulnerable to severe illness and those that may be more impacted socially or economically, and select appropriate actions.
•Mitigation strategies can be scaled up or down depending on the evolving local situation.
Major objectives of the project
To promote organisations of unorganized women, Adolescent and children
To strengthen capacities of promoting community health structures.
To sensitise the mainstream health care institutions to pursue support services to prevention and curative care services.
To facilitate and strengthen formal linkages between the trained village health guides and the mainstream institutions.
To develop appropriate strategies and mechanisms to share and replicate the project experiences.
To create sustainable supportive environment for building the capacity of women and adolescents to support themselves.
To increase the capacity of community members for strengthening and stimulate community based responses.
Why do we adopt for Village Health Guide Concept?
The concept of Village health guides is not new and many development organisations in Tamil Nadu and other states including Kerala, Karnataka, Arunachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir have proved this to be an effective way of promoting Community health. They act as first level contact for individuals, families and the community, and are the link between the people and the health care system. Since they are from the local community people feel close to them, as a result most of their health problems can be easily dealt with and resolved and health care will be most effective with in the context of the area’s needs and limitations. They also bridge the cultural and communication gap between the rural people and organised health sectors.
Village health guides salient features
- Win the confidence of the people
- Easily accessible
- Compassion and concern
- Dedication towards the service
- Role model in the village
- Learning attitude
- Accountability, Good health
- Unconditional positive regard
- Free to move and not having too many house hold responsibilities
- Close relatives accept the role
- Aware of what is happening in the community
Vital Role of Village health guides
- Educating community to minimize stigma and discrimination
- Providing basic medical care and to know when to refer
- Role model to community to establish relationship with community people in discrimination of cast, color, sex
- Mobilising community based support through (PCA),community leaders, youth club, philanthropists etc
- Providing proper guidance and counseling
- Encouraging people who have symptoms of corona for proper testing.
- Accompanying with beneficiaries to avail services from private and mainstreaming service providers
- Extending support for forming support structures
- Organising meeting ,training
Proposed Contents- Initial training (Could be modified based on requirement)
Basic facts on Corona virus /Covid19
Prevention strategies of corona virus/Covid19
Primary health care services and introduction to community health.
Heath indicators and participatory community health assessment.
Communicable and non communicable diseases
Treatment for minor ailments.
The results achieved would be:
Creation of a model village in each panchayat Health consciousness developed among members with its relationship to economics.
Concept of Community participation understood and accepted.
Village Health Guides equipped to cure common ailments.
Increased Awareness on preventive measures.
Increase in Health Seeking behavior People motivated to access timely health care.