THIRD REPORT FOR GLOBAL GIVING: AAROHI’S HEALTH EFFORTS JUL - DEC 2012
28 January 2013
Since the month of April 2012 when Aarohi's project to “Reduce Infant and Maternal Mortality in the Himalaya” was posted on Global Giving's website, people from all walks of life have found it in their hearts to contribute. These contributions have had an incredibly positive impact on the project, benefiting and supporting whole communities through Aarohi's Mother and Child health program.
This third report aims to put six months of work from July to Dec 2012 into perspective.
Located in the Kumaon Himalyas of Uttarakhand, India, Aarohi’s project serves a population of approximately 12,500. Funds raised on the Global Giving website have enabled Aarohi to offer extensive community-based training to Traditional Birth Attendants and local Health Workers.
In Feb 2010 Aarohi’s health program received a three-year grant from the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust (SDTT) grant for strengthening its model community based health care delivery system, which aims to reduce maternal and child mortality. The project focuses in on training village health workers and midwives, increasing community awareness about their health needs and rights, and improving access to affordable and ethical health care. The project covers around 14,000 people in 30 extremely remote villages in Nainital district. The project has undergone an external evaluation in Nov 2012, the report of which is attached.
A detail of patient care at the Aarohi hospital is reflected below:
TOTAL PATIENTS BENEFITED 1964
TOTAL VILLAGES COVERED 45
SPECIALIST CAMPS HELD 7
PATIENTS TREATED IN SPECIALIST CAMPS 577
TOTAL SURGERIES DONE 32
TOTAL ULTRASOUNDS DONE 126
DENTAL CAMPS HELD 6
TOTAL DENTAL PATIENTS TREATED 206
Funds from Global Giving, co-supported by the SDTT enabled 7 specialist health camps in Satoli. 577 patients were treated and 126 ultrasound investigations done during these camps with the help of visiting volunteer doctors. A further 206 patients were treated for dental problems in 6 dental camps. 32 surgical procedures including cholecystectomies, hysterectomies and reconstructive surgeries for post burns contractures and developmental defects like cleft lip and palate were conducted.
A special thanks to all our supporters who have helped plug in the gaps in the larger SDTT funding to bring meaningful maternal and child and patient care to the most marginalized sections of the community of rural Kumaon.
We look forward to your comments and suggestions to help us do better and to bring you a better undertanding of our work.
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