Health Services to women, Children, and Adolescents Girls
- HEALTH CAMPS
Even after decades of freedom, India is still struggling to provide basic health services to its people. According to government sources, in India 45 children die every hour due to respiratory infections, 1 child die every 2 minutes due to diarrhea and annually about 2 million children under the age of 5 years die due to preventable diseases.Â The situation calls for timely care and diagnosis which can reduce the incidence of morbidity and mortality especially among children and women.Â Thus, EFRAH organizes one day campÂ in different parts of the Delhi on the basis of health needs of a specific location. These health camps aim at promoting health seeking behavior in the long term and thus unlike a general curative health camp, these camps also majorly work on building awareness regarding common ailments, family planning methods, nutrition,Â hygiene and sanitation. These camps provide comprehensive health services free of any cost. These health camps are organized with support from corporate, government and individual volunteers. EFRAH has directly benefitted more than 10000 people living in slums and underprivileged community.
- Reproductive and Child Health (RCH)
RCH program provides preventive, curative and promotion of community health with special focus on adolescent girls and women. Women health has always been the second priority in our society. Programmes are implemented in the community to sustain one’s life and could not be left out. EFRAH emphasizes on health intervention programme;
a central for people well being. EFRAH provides doctor services, medicines, ANC & PNC care, free condom distribution, couple orientation and family counseling to women and adolescents girls.
Services under RCH
üÂ we are run the RCH clinic for ANC (Ante-natal care)and PNC (post- natal care) and adolescent girls
üÂ Distribution of Free Medicines, iron and folic acid tablet to adolescent girls and women which helps in controlling anemia as well as provided nutritional guidance.
üÂ Weekly OPD for children, adolescent girls and women to sort out the problem and provide free medicines.
üÂ family counseling for improving institutional deliveries
üÂ Increase community awarenessÂ on basic reproductive and child health issues
üÂ Organizing RTI/STI awareness sessions for the community and provision of medical services for youth, adolescent girls and women.
- TARGETED INTERVENTION HIV/AIDS AWARENESS PROGRAMME
It is estimated that more than 90% of HIV transmission in India is related to unprotected sexual intercourse or sharing of injecting equipment between an infected and an uninfected individual. Not everyone in the population has the same risk of acquiring or transmitting HIV. Most of the HIV transmission in India occurs within groups or networks of individuals who have higher levels of risk due to a higher number of sexual partners or the sharing of injection drug equipment.
Since 2008, Targeted Intervention program for Female Sex Workers (FSW)Â is being implemented by EFRAH with supportÂ from DSACS. The main aim of the intervention is to build awareness about HIV/AIDS in the targeted high risk group of female sex workers (FWS) and bring an attitudinal change towards the disease through behavior change communication. The basic components of the intervention are outreach, communication, service delivery, creation of an enabling environment and community mobilization. The intervention is being implemented in four locations in South East District of Delhi, Madanpur Khadar, Gautampuri, Jaitpur and Badarpur.
üÂ To increase awareness about sexually transmitted diseases and HIV/AIDS and encourage health seeking behavior among the targeted high-risk group of female sex workers (FSW)
üÂ To provide comprehensive care, support and treatment to those living with HIV/AIDS
üÂ Strengthening community based organization and service delivery mechanisms
üÂ Building a strong network of civil society organizations and service providers for outcome based advocacy
Results of Behavior Change
üÂ 98% FSWs are using condoms and practice safer sex.
üÂ 95% FSWs got themselves tested for HIV/AIDS
üÂ 97% FSWs are getting regular medical services from the project office
üÂ 97% FSWs are getting other related services like testing, counseling, etc.