Health
 India
Project #8634

Health care and Awareness in 18 Indian slums

by Serve Train Educate People's Society-STEPS
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Prasanna with Children& Mother in Law
Prasanna with Children& Mother in Law

 Prasanna aged 30 years with her two children in the photograph, who is one of the beneficiaries from the program activities extended by the project. She lives with her husband Chandrasekhar in Project Street slum in Srikalahasti town.

 Both are illiterates and work as labourers. She has one male and one female child. During her second delivery she had many health problems and visited STEPS Urban Health Centre (STEPS UHC) regularly for the checkups. With the advice of Medical Officer, she started taking nutritious food and prescribed medicines.

 From the beginning of 9th month she has not taken the diet properly due to afraid of the delivery and became weak. One day her mother-in-law observed bleeding and immediately approached STEPS UHC. She was examined and referred to Maternity hospital in Tirupati for delivery. After examining her the doctors have done the surgery and Prasanna gave birth to a female child.

 STEPS NGO taking care of the health of Prasanna and her children. During the field visits, ANMs explained her about the importance of Immunisation to her children. Every month she is bringing her children to STEPS UHC for checkups and they were regularly immunised.

Prasanna said “Now I know the importance of health care and awareness. Whenever there is health problem, I am approaching STEPS UHC for treatment and advice. I am attending all Health awareness camps organised by them. My children were immunised free cost without financial burden on us. We are living happily without health problems.” 

Organizing health care and awareness camps for slum people in addition to continuing health services to Filariasis patients.

 

Immunization camp for children in slum
Immunization camp for children in slum
Health awareness camp in slum
Health awareness camp in slum

Dear Donors

Greetings from STEPS NGO

I am glad to present report of the project.

With the efforts of STEPS Urban Health Centre staff, we could able to bring control of Dengue fever in slums. There are no new identified cases of Dengue fever since 2 months.

Organized Health awareness camp on 22-01-2016 in project street slum, Srikalahasti,India. Dr.P.Prameelamma STEPS UHC Medical Officer explained about the Filariasis disease symptoms and precautions to be taken to prevent the spreading of the disease. She examined Filariasis patients, provided medicines and explained how to take them correctly.

All the beneficiary Filariasis patients thank the donors for their contribution for providing health care and awareness.

We need your support to continue care and treatment of people suffering with diseases and filariasis effected people. Tell to your friends and family to bring in more support. This will benefit the poor people living in slums and patients in a big way.

 

You can watch Filariasis Health camp video through this You Tube link

https://youtu.be/G3epftg03cU

 

Thanks and regards

Dr. P. Prameelamma

President, STEPS NGO

Dr Prameelamma explaining about medicines
Dr Prameelamma explaining about medicines
Filariasis patients with Medicines
Filariasis patients with Medicines
STEPS NGO Health Awareness Rally
STEPS NGO Health Awareness Rally

Dear Donors

Greetings from STEPS

Dengue fever is spreading rapidly in the slums of Srikalahsti Municipality. STEPS NGO Health team creating awareness in slums to keep their surroundings clean so that the breeding Mosquitoes who cause Dengue, Malaria fevers, Filariasis can be prevented.

KavyaSri saved from Dengue fever

This is the story of young girl saved from Dengue fever. Kavyasri aged 8 years saved from the Dengue fever by the STEPS Urban Health Center staff as a part of program activity.  Her father Gopi is living in Salipeta, one of the slum in Srikalahasti Town.He is poor and mainly depends on daily earnings. On 24-10-15 Gopi observed her daughter suffering with fever. He went to STEPSS UHC for treatment. After treatment, Medical officer sent her to Area hospital for clinical tests. The test for Dengue fever was positive. STEPS UHC Medical Officer immediately referred her to Pediatrician in Tirupati for treatment. After 1 week of she recovered from disease and discharged. Her father Gopi said “My daughter saved from Dengue fever because of the timely treatment and referral advice by the UHC staff”.            

Organized health camp at STEPS Health centre on 17-10-2015. Examined 20 Filariasis patients. Provided Treatment, Medicines and Fruits.

With kind regards,

Dr P. Prameelamma

President, STEPS NGO

Dengue fever awareness camp in slum
Dengue fever awareness camp in slum
Slum in Sikalahasti Town
Slum in Sikalahasti Town
Treatment and Medicines to Filariasis patients
Treatment and Medicines to Filariasis patients
Mrs.Munilakshmi with her Child
Mrs.Munilakshmi with her Child

Dear Donors

Greetings from STEPS NGO

The Mission of STEPS NGO is to provide better future to the most vulnerable women, children of those particularly deprived sections by protecting their health needs and rights, women’s reproductive health, through education, environment and improving their living conditions with an integrated approach. We believe that good health, well being and access to affordable health services are fundamental human rights.

         The primary goal of STEPS is to improve the health and welfare of the people with an emphasis on preventative healthcare programs. In future we will expand different Health programs for girls and women.  We have specialized health care providers for community health care, maternity and pediatric services for adults and children. We are providing health care to people living in slums.

          Dear Friends, I am sharing with you story of  Munilakshmi living in Gajendranagar, Salipeta one of the slum in Srikalahasti Municipality, Andhra Pradesh state, India.

           When Munilakshmi was 21 years old, married Raju who belongs to same area. Their occupation is weaving and through which they used to earn money. After 5 months of their marriage she became pregnant.  She did not have medical checkups. During 9 th month she was admitted in Area hospital with labour pains. Due to high Blood pressure she delivered dead baby.  

            After Six months again she became pregnant. STEP UHC ANMs advised her to have checkups in STEPS Urban Health Centre. From the beginning she had regular checkups and treatment. After 9 months she was referred to Area hospital for delivery. She had a safe delivery and gave birth to a male child. After 1 year she gave birth to a second male child.  Both of them are healthy, immunized and having regular health checkups in STEPS Urban Health Centre.

           With the generous support of Global Giving donors, STEPS NGO is able to improve Health care access to women like Munilakshmi and her children. 

Thank you for everything you have done so far and request you to strengthen our health care activities with your support. 

 You can watch video through link

https://www.dropbox.com/s/id04p86djdm65um/1.Munilakshmi%20video.wmv

 

  Thanks and regards

Dr. P. Prameelamma

President, STEPS NGO

Health awareness camp in slum
Health awareness camp in slum
LF patient clinical examination in health camp
LF patient clinical examination in health camp

Dear Donors

Greetings from STEPS

Organized health camp at Project Street and Filariasis patients were provided treatment and medicines. Mrs. Vajramma one of the Filariasis patients created awareness about diseases to the slum people during health camp.

A case study

Mrs.B. Vajramma,  wife of B. Ranganadham, aged 52 yrs living in Door. no. 15-1040 Project street slum, Srikalahasti Municipality, India.  They are very poor and depend on her husband daily earnings.  She is suffering with Filariasis since 25 years. During field survey STEPS NGO staff identified her and advised to take treatment. She approached STEPS Health centre and started taking treatment.

B. Vajramma attended Health camp organised by STEPS NGO on 25-04-2015. She was requested to give feedback about the disease. She advised the slum people to take care of their health. “I have not taken any treatment for Filariais even though I am suffering with the disease since many years. With the advice of STEPS Health Centre staff, I am taking treatment. Now the spreading of the disease stopped and I am taking the treatment regularly. My advice to fellow slum people is to keep your premises clean, so that many diseases can be prevented. For any disease take treatment immediately and do not suffer like me. I request Dr.Prameelamma to convey my thanks to all donors and Global Giving for supporting this program” said Vajramma.

STEPS NGO  providing health care to the people living in slums with very limited resources. Kindly consider donating again to continue this program and also tell about this to your friends.

With kind regards

                                                                                   

                                                                                          Dr. P. Prameelamma

                                                                                        President, STEPS NGO

Vajramma LF patient with medicines in health camp
Vajramma LF patient with medicines in health camp
Filariasis disease awareness to slum people
Filariasis disease awareness to slum people
 

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Serve Train Educate People's Society-STEPS

Location: Srikalahasti, Andhra Pradesh - India
Website: http:/​/​www.steps.org.in
Project Leader:
Pedamalli Prameelamma
Srikalahasti, Andhra Pradesh India

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