Alemari: Maternal & Child Health in an Indian Slum

 
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Summary

Project Alemari provides free, quality healthcare to women and children through monthly health camps in the neglected slum settlement of Ekalaavyanagara.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

A community of migrant workers lives in a slum settlement outside of Mysore. The lack of sanitation and healthcare combined with overcrowding creates a destitute living environment. Children suffer from easily treatable worm infections and diarrheal disease, which contributes to anemia and chronic malnourishment. Women lack reproductive and prenatal healthcare leading to high rates of maternal and infant mortality. Project Alemari aims to promote health awareness and improve health outcomes.

How will this project solve this problem?

Provide maternal and child health services through medical camps: de-worming campaign for children; multivitamin supplements, symptomatic treatment of infections; comprehensive prenatal care. Care coupled with hygiene, nutrition, & health promotion.

Potential Long Term Impact

Providing services to treat disease, improve nutrition, and promote education allows for healthier living and brighter futures for children. Women will also benefit from comprehensive reproductive care, leading to fewer maternal and infant deaths.

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

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Organization

Project Leader

Paul Adamson

Project Coordinator (Project Alemari)
Berkeley, CA United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Alemari: Maternal & Child Health in an Indian Slum