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Reproductive Child Health (RCH)
(Surakshit Janani evam Bal Vikas)

Striving to Achieve Millenium Development Goals

Goal 4: Reduce Child Mortality
Goal 5: Improve Maternal Health,
Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases,
Goal 8: Develop a Global Partnership for Development

The greatest invisibility of women prevails in health issues. Reproductive health strategies to meet women’s multiple needs include education for responsible and healthy sexuality, safe and appropriate contraception, and services for STD, RTI, pregnancy and abortion. Reproductive issues are inextricably linked with reproductive rights.

The sex ratio in the 0-6 category has declined from 945 females to 927 for every 1000 males: indicating an increase in female foeticide all over the country. Women bear the burden of sterilization programmes. The greatest invisibility of women prevails in health issues. Reproductive health strategies to meet women's multiple needs including education for responsible and healthy sexuality, safe and appropriate contraception, and services for STD, RTI, pregnancy and abortion. Reproductive issues are inextricably linked with reproductive rights.

1.Adoption of Reproductive Health Care as one of its core intervention

INDCARE Trust has adopted the following objectives in relation to the issues of Reproductive Health care in line with the national scheme to achieve the maximum outputs in minimal time.-

  • To achieve immunization of 90% of all the children in the project areas.
  • To increase the rate of institutional deliveries by 30%, 60% by TBAs and 10% by untrained birth attendants.
  • To ensure proper counseling and referral guidance to the RTIs, STIs and other needy women.
  • To motivate and sensitize the people towards reproductive health through advocacy measures as well as IEC activities.
  • To promote the use of alternative systems of medicines (medicinal plants) to counter the fact of non- availability of supplies.

Strategies Adopted by INDCARE Trust to Achieve the above Objectives

  • Advocacy at the Policy level for intensifying effectual managerial capabilities.
  • Institutional strengthening of the network for RCH.
  •  Effectively implementing the plan and gradually decentralizing it.
  •  Interlinking it with other schemes.
  •  Using Corporate Social Responsibility as a method to increase resource for furthering and sustaining the scheme
  •  Intensifying research in Institutes of Health research, Training institution and Operational levels.
  •  Developing and effective mechanism for monitoring and evaluation for proper utilization of resources.
  • Using mechanisms like health clinics and awareness camps for increasing awareness on the issue.

2. Acted as a mother NGO since 2001 in the RCH Programme in the State of Delhi

INDCARE has acted as the Mother NGO for the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for the North West and West Districts of Delhi. It is operating as Mother NGO since 2001, heading a consortium of seven NGO's namely Child Survival India, GDS Society, Manch, Myrdo, Alamb, Renaissance and Muskan.The total population covered under it is 1,00,200.

Health Clinics are held once a week by professional lady doctors for health check- ups for women and girls. They arereferred to the hospitals, if problems persist. Apart from this women are given counseling related to Family Planning measures, sex related diseases, urinary tract infections and other contagious diseases. Last year 1638 people were given counseling and medical treatment.

3.Providing access to Health Clinic

Health Clinics are held once a week by professional lady doctors for health check- ups for women and girls. They are referred to the hospitals, if problems persist. Apart from this women are given counseling related to Family Planning measures, sex related diseases, urinary tract infections and other contagious diseases.Last year 1638 people were given counseling and medicaltreatment

4. Encouraging Research & Development on the issue through Corporate Sector Initiative

In our endeavor to involve the corporate sector and develop public-private partnerships, INDCARE collaborated witha number of companies for researchand development in the field of medicine, so that cheaper and easily accessible medication is available to those who really need but cannot afford due to economical constraints. Some of the companies which have helped the organisation to further the cause and also make it an inclusive process as well as expand the activities on a larger scale, as part of their CSR agenda, are Care Medicare, Ranbaxy Natco Pharma Ltd., Reddy pharmaceuticals, Cipla, LTD., Novartis, etc.

5. Holding Awareness Camps to increase awareness on the issue

Health camps are organised by INDCARE Trust on a regular basis. The main purpose of the camps is to strengthen participants’ understating on various kinds of disease, their prevention as well as cure. It includes mapping of participant groups for the camps, selection of resource persons, ensuring participation of target group, and selection of pedagogy.

Total Activities supported by INDCARE in the last financial year

 

S.No.

Nature of Activities

Number of Activities Done By FNGOs

1

Health Camp

22

2

Health Mela

8

3

Video Show

70

4

Nukkar Natak

27

5

Community Work shop

12

6

Magic Show

5

7

Community Meeting

148

8

Capacity Building

4

9

Adolescent meeting

16

10

Immunization camp

44

11

Advocacy Meeting

23

12

Health Education meeting

16

13

SHG Formulation

6 Group

14

Mahila panchayat

7 case register

15

HIV/AIDS Awareness camp

8

16

Munnadi

4

17

Male meeting for family planning

15

18

Networking Visit

8

19

ANM Visit for immunization camps

6

20

Vocational training

15

21

Mahila Mandal Meeting

5

22

Family planning

58

 

INDCARE has acted as the Mother NGO for the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for the North
West and West District of Delhi. It is operating as a Mother NGO since 2001 and serving in North–West
and West Delhi, heading a consortium of 7 NGOs namely, Child Survival India, GDS Society, Manch,
Mrydo, Alamb, Rennaisance and Muskan. The total population covered under it is1,0,0200 .INDCARE has acted as the Mother NGO for the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for the North West and West District of Delhi. It is operating as a Mother NGO since 2001 and serving in North–West and West Delhi, heading a consortium of 7 NGOs namely, Child Survival India, GDS Society, Manch, Mrydo, Alamb, Rennaisance and Muskan. The total population covered under it is 1,0,0200 .3.Providing access to Health Clinic



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