Community Health Program for Sunderban villagers



Vivekananda Int'l Health Centre and villagers are developing a Hospice/Community Health Centre to promote health & nutrition to 50,000 villagers in Falta, Sunderbans a backward area in W.Bengal, India

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Quality & affordable health Care is not available in Sunderban (South 24 Prg. District of West Bengal) which results in high incidence and prevalence of Diarrhea, RTI, Malaria, T.B., infant mortality etc. The elderly and terminally ill patients do not get proper care. Hospitals are far and transporting patients are difficult, expensive and time-consuming. Many people die due to lack of treatment.

How will this project solve this problem?

Community Health workers of VIHC provide basic Health Education to villagers esp. mothers and bring ill/elderly villagers to our Community health centre where doctors provide free treatment & medicines. Serious patients are referred to Hospitals.

Potential Long Term Impact

The trained Health workers will ensure total immunisation, and other preventive health practices among 50000 villagers in 10 backward villages; Doctors at the Community Health Centre will treat 500 patients/month. Hospice care for 6 elderly patients

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $2,350

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $2,350 .  The original project funding goal was $89,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Abanindra Kumar Nag

Kolkata, W.B. India

Where is this project located?

Map of Community Health Program for Sunderban villagers
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