Serve Train Educate People's Society-STEPS

STEPS NGO gives emphasis on Medical and health aspects of those particularly preventive and curative health related programmes, with a special focus on children, Adolescents, and Women with more specifically emphasis on strengthen integrated child health and awareness and advocacy services. MISSON: To provide better future to the most vulnerable women, children of those particularly deprived sections by protecting their health needs and rights women's reproductive health with an integrated approach. We believe that access to affordable health services are fundamental human rights. FOUNDING PRINCIPLES: To become centre of excellence in the field of medical and Health, Women empowerment, chi...
Jul 3, 2013

Filariasis disease treatment to Indian slum people

Mrs.K. Ramanamma  LF patient
Mrs.K. Ramanamma LF patient

Dear Donors

Greetings from STEPS

We have started this program from December 2011 and providing medicines and health checkups for 20 Filariasis patients with the funds rose up to know. Kindly consider donating again to continue this program and also tell about this to your friends.

Keeping check of Filariasis

  Mrs.K. Ramanamma aged 55 yrs living in Kondamitta slum, Srikalahasti municipality, India. She is widow and her husband Mr. Sivaiah died 10 years back. She is very poor and depends on her daily earnings.  

 She is suffering with Filariasis since 20 years. Her both legs were affected with Filariasis. Her Right leg affected since 20 years and Left leg  since 1 year. Last month when she got abscess in leg, she has taken treatment at Ruya hospital, Tirupati.

Because her both legs are affected she could not able to attend her daily work. With the treatment and awareness provided by STEPS NGO with the support of kind contributions of Donors through GlobalGiving, her health condition improved. Now she could able to attend her daily work and also earning her lively hood. 

Apr 4, 2013

Treatment to Lymphatic Filariasis disease

Krishnaiah LF patient with medicines - house visit
Krishnaiah LF patient with medicines - house visit

Dear Donors

Greetings from STEPS

Your support is helping us to provide treatment for Filariasis patients at Srikalahasti. During the reporting period (January-March 2013), a total of 20 patients are getting the treatment from the last one year.

Thanks to donors like you, we are providing medical support to Filariasis patients. Now many of the patients can do their work without difficulty. We hope that we could bring down spreading of filariasis. We are thankful for believing continued support of STEPS vision to provide health and our work to care for people who are living in poverty, suffering with the disease. Please feel free to email me personally if you have any questions or ideas concerning our work.

We invite you to take a tour of our program area and meet some Lymphatic Filariasis patients who have benefited through this support. We are always proud to show off our facility and have our supporters meet the patients, we serve with the help of your generosity.

 Keeping check of Filariasis

     V. Krishnaiah aged 60 years living in Kummari Street slum of Srikalahasti. He is suffering with Filariasis since 30 years. He is poor, depends on making clay pots for his lively hood and cannot afford treatment. The intensity of disease is more and he could not able to move freely and not able to attend his work. With difficulty he could able to walk.

 In his note, He states "STEPS have been providing treatment and medicines since one year. Now he is not getting fever. Paramedical staff visiting his house regularly and monitoring his treatment and health condition. By doing the exercise regularly he can move freely and attending his regular duties. He said that he would not have been able to get this without the support of Donors through Globalgiving.

 Dr.Prameelamma Medical Director said that all the 20 Filariasis patients have been in much better health since STEPS has taking care of them with a regular supply of medicines. We are grateful for the funding by donors to continue treatment and medicines. 

Jan 3, 2013

Failariasis patients Treatment and awareness

Filariasis  patients with Medicines
Filariasis patients with Medicines

Dear Donors

SEASONS’S GREETINGS AND WISH YOU A HAPPY & PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR 2013

Thank you for your support to provide medical services to the poor LF patients during the year 2012. We would like to convey our thanks to all our donors for their continuing support and faith in our work.

We have started this program from December 2011 and providing medicines and health checkups for 20 Filariasis patients. With the funds rose up to know, we can provide medicines to LF patients for one more month. Kindly consider donating again to continue this program at this festivity and also tell about this to your friends.

We feel happy to give more updates on the project.

Transmission control is important to eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis and this is achieved by mass annual drug administration of Diethyl carbamazine Citrate (DEC) by the STEPS Health Centre staff to entire communities living in slums who are at risk of infection. With this reduction of transmission of Lymphatic Filariasis new infections are prevented and protecting future generations from the disease.

Providing clinical checkups once in a month in the Health Centre. The Para medical staff during field visits advising chronic elephantiasis Patients to maintain hygiene and take necessary precautions to prevent secondary infection and aggravation of the disease condition. Educating and counselling the patients with Simple measures undertaken. They are 1.Washing the affected parts twice daily with soap and clean, cool water, and drying carefully 2.Raising the affected limb at night 3.Exercising the limb regularly 4.Keeping the nails and spaces between the toes clean 5. Wearing comfortable shoes 6.Using medicated creams or antibiotics to treat small wounds or abrasions.

Motivated by the clinical services provided by STEPS, many LF patients in this area requested us to enrol them in the program. For more number of beneficiaries, more funds are required. We would be able to help them only if we can raise enough funds. This project we have posted on the GlobalGiving Website. If required funds are raised, we will be able to help those deserving patients and they will be provided medicines and treatment. We strongly hope that your support is very crucial and you would continue showing the support in the days to come as well. We will be soon in touch with updates on the project and the beneficiaries. 

Many thanks once again for all your support.

With warm regards

Dr.Mrs. Pedamalli  Prameelamma

LF patient with Medicines during house visit
LF patient with Medicines during house visit
Examination of Filariasis patients in Hospital
Examination of Filariasis patients in Hospital
L F patient with  Medicines during house visit
L F patient with Medicines during house visit
K S Reddy giving Medicines to LF patients
K S Reddy giving Medicines to LF patients

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