Project #6938


by The Earth Trust
Jun 28, 2012

Primary Health Care Training in Nilgiri Villages - provided by Earth Trust from Jan to Mar 2012

Earth Trust Provides Primary Health Care Training in Rural villages in Nilgiris

Earth Trust provides and supports a process whereby people learn to improve their personal habits and attitudes and to work responsibly for the improvement of health conditions in the family, community and nation. Every member of the health team shares responsibility in providing health education.

It aims to help people make use of their own efforts and education in improving their conditions of living, lodging, good nutrition and prevention of diseases.

It is a means of improving the health of the people by employing various methods of scientific procedures to show the most healthful ways of living.

Earth Trust teaches 12 modules programme for rural village women.  In which the following Modules are taught to the group of village women.

I. Human Body Systems (Anatomy)

a)     Digestive system

b)     Respiratory System

c)     Skeletal system

d)     Function of Heart

e)     Nervous system

f)      Muscular system

g)     Reproductive system

h)     Child Birth

i)       Adolescence


II. Nutrition - Basic Nutrients and uses

III. Disease classification

a)      Communicable Diseases

b)      Non communicable diseases – Symptoms & sign of diseases

IV. Breathing Exercises - Importance of Breathing exercises

V. Hygiene (Basic) - Self Hygiene & in community

VI. Neonatal & Child Care

a)      Antenatal guidance

b)     From child birth to Adolescent stage

VII. Stress management / Massage  & simple Exercises

VIII. Reflexology

IX. Energy Healing Therapies (Quantum Touch, Reiki, Cranio sacral therapy)

X. Herbal Garden setup (Indigenous Plants) – Minimum 20 plants

XI. Herb Medicine preparation – Teas, Legium, Sooranum, Oils and Syrups

a) Documentation of indigenous herbs & uses

b) Extending knowledge about indigenous plants

c) Preparing Medicine on available plants

c) Preparing Medicines for Primary Health Care conditions

During Jan 2012 to March 2012 we have given this training to two villages Namely Thenalai & Kethorai Village.

  • After completing this programme the village women are aware of Hygiene, nutrition & above said information.
  • They are happy to set up a Kitchen Herbal Garden for their own nutrition & primary health care. Now the women have set up their kitchen herbal garden.
  • The women are Preparing Their own Nutrition flour with the Following Ingredients

        INGREDIENTS     Quantity

1           Pearl Millets                 1 kg

2          Finger Millets / Ragi       1 kg

3          Little Millets                  1 kg

4          Foxtile Millets               1 kg

5          Maize                          1 Kg

6          Sorghum                      1 Kg

7          Wheat                         1 Kg

8          Brown Rice                 1 kg

9          Barley                          1 kg

10        Chick Peas                    0.500 g

11        Green Peas (Dry)          0.500 g

12        Green Beans                 0.500 g

13        Soya beans                   0.500 g

14        Amaranthus                  0.500 g

15        Roasted Chana dhal      0.500 g

16        Red gram                     0.500 g

17        Bengal gram (Split)        0.500 g

18        Black gram / Urid dhal   0.500 g

19        Green gram (Split)         0.500 g

20        Horse gram                  0.500 g

21        Beans                           0.500 g

22        Almonds                      0.100 g

23        Groundnuts                  0.100 g

24        Cashew nuts                 0.100 g

25        Pista nuts                     0.100 g

26        Fennel                         0.100 g

27        Fenugreek                    0.050 g


TASTE / Flavor

28         Cardamum                   0.050 g

29         Dry Ginger                   0.100 g

30         Jaggery                        5.500 kg

31         Brown sugar                 0.500 g

32         Cumin                         0.050 g



Roast and grind all the ingredients

Additional options: Amaranthus seeds; flax seeds; forest grains & nuts


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Organization Information

The Earth Trust

Location: Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu - India
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Vanya Orr
Ketty Post, Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu India
$13,411 raised of $88,200 goal
193 donations
$74,789 to go
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