The Desai Foundation's fun filled health fairs in rural India attract more than 2000 people at a time to guide them on healthier living. We've impacted 8000+ children to date. We provide services to ensure children learn good habits, parents are aware of required vaccinations for their newborns, & children receive proper screening & vaccinations.These activities are conducted through games and musical puppet shows that attracts children's attention while they learn about health-related matters.
Rural India still faces health care crises due to inadequate medical facilities. Children's health is one of the major areas that gets affected due to lack of proper medical facilities. There is one hospital/ primary health care unit catering to the needs of 30,000 people.There is a lack of knowledge about proper eating diet and preventive care, and basic hygiene awareness is minimal. There is also lack of accessibility to the nearest hospitals which delays immediate patient care.
Our health camps have two goals- provide necessary preventive health care services, and educate communities on preventive care and nutritional diet. We organize our camps in villages where they have no access to primary health centres. Our medical practitioners have certified formal education degree to practice medicine.Thus, providing rural families with good health care services for their children help us contribute towards improving the child health care condition of rural India.
Our long-term objectives are to improve the hygiene status and eating habits of the children in rural areas, which will ultimately increase the number of healthier children. This will further ensure that children are not dropping out of school due to their poor health conditions. Additionally, it also liberates women to concentrate on other activities that will lead to their personal development rather only on their children's poor health.