Health
 India
Project #2176

Alemari: Maternal & Child Health in an Indian Slum

by Project Prerana

Summary

Project Alemari provides free, quality healthcare to women and children through monthly health camps in the neglected slum settlement of Ekalaavyanagara.
$2,559
total raised
54
donors
0
monthly donors
8
years active

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.

Solution

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.

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.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

Prerana Women's Health Initiative
United Nations HABITAT Website on Slums
Millenium Development Goals

Organization Information

Project Prerana

Location: Mysore, Karnataka - India
Website: http:/​/​www.sahaya.org/​prerana/​
Project Leader:
Paul Adamson
Project Coordinator (Project Alemari)
Berkeley, CA United States

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