Health care and Awareness in 18 Indian slums

 
$5,352
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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. 

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Project Leader

Pedamalli Prameelamma

Srikalahasti, Andhra Pradesh India

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