Health
 India
Project #8634

Health care and Awareness in 18 Indian slums

by Serve Train Educate People's Society-STEPS
Vetted
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
Dr Prameelamma examining  Filariasis patient
Dr Prameelamma examining Filariasis patient

Dear Donors

Greetings from STEPS NGO

I am glad to present report of the project. 

                Organized Health camp for Filariasis patients at STEPS Urban Health Centre. During this camp Dr.P.Prameelamma examined Filariasis patients, treatment given and medicines were distributed. All the patients practiced exercises, so that they can move without difficulty.

Kindly, spread the word on the importance of supporting this program. Tell to your friends and family to bring in more support. This will benefit the poor Filariasis patients in a big way.

From  beneficiaries

All the Filariasis patients would like to thank everyone for the generous support they received for the treatment of their disease. Without your help probably they could have not been got the treatment for their disease expressed by all patients. Your donations helped to give them basic clinical services. Thank you!

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

http://youtu.be/tqanK14mRRA

Thanks and regards

Dr. P. Prameelamma

President, STEPS NGO

Explaining about medicines to Filariasis patient
Explaining about medicines to Filariasis patient
Explaining about medicines to Filariasis patient
Explaining about medicines to Filariasis patient
Filariasis patients doing Exercises
Filariasis patients doing Exercises
B. Subbamma, Filariasis patient
B. Subbamma, Filariasis patient

Dear supporters.

Greetings from STEPS NGO

I am glad to present another report of the project. I have the honour to thank all those who has supported this project  in the past and at the same invite who would like to help this people to do so with all assurance that they will be receiving regular reports and progress of the activities.

                This Health care program is essential for the poor community living in slums.  Most specially this project is implemented by group of Medical professionals. Clinical services are administered by the trained staff who are really doing their best. The STEPS Health centre has continued to help in extending health care services.

                 We look forward to sharing progress as our health care programs expand and our health care services reach more people. Please feel free to tell your friends and family about our program and show them the significant impact your donation had on the lives of Filariasis patients.Do contact us for any information in detail about this project.  The work is moving on and hopefully by next year, much will be done if we gain more support. 

Success story from a beneficiary

Subbamma would like to thank everyone for the generous support she received for the treatment of filariasis. Without your help probably I could have not been got the treatment for my disease said Subbamma. Your donations helped to give me basic clinical services. Thank you!

   Important achievement is our STEPS NGO Program is posted in the You Cause website through Global Giving, which is free portal for nonprofits to administer their charity pages and engage with their Corporate clients and their employees. Through this also the donors can support our program.

Thanks and regards

Dr. P. Prameelamma

One of the community meetings
One of the community meetings

The following is a postcard from Neeharika Tummala, GlobalGiving's In-the-Field Representative in India and Bangladesh, about her recent visit to Serve Train Educate People's Society-STEPS.

In order to get to this small town in Southern Andhra Pradesh, I had to catch a flight and then travel by road for another hour. All I knew was that Kalahasti is a small town and was expecting a small low capacity organization. What I found, was a modest office that runs healthcare services for 18 areas within Kalahasti, equipped with outreach staff, project leads, and community centers that address challenging areas of TB, Malaria, Pre-Natal education, Malnutrition and many other issues - all done with a very modest budget. 

At the center of all of this activity is Dr. Prameelamma, who has dedicated her life to servicing this community, along with her husband. As we travelled through and visiting multiple community center clinics in different slums, and heard stories from her about the community, there were so many people who would come up to her to say hello. Locally, she is known by almost everyone as she is frequently on the ground, seeing patients or running awareness sessions.  

What struck me was the sophistication in delivering their programs. An example is their TB program, which requires almost 100% outreach, so when they hear of even one outbreak, STEPS can mobilize to stop the spread. In order to accomplish this 100% reach in 16 areas, they work with grassroots organizations and trained outreach staff to survey, gather incidence information and run medical tests.

The malaria program, posted on global giving is another fantastic program. The patients Prameelamma recognizes that patients cannot travel far, so STEPS has set up local centers, where they see patients, distribute medication as per patient charts, conduct weekly meetings to educate communities on sanitation and prevention and nutrition. As you see the pictures on the project page, you can see the level of swelling and ulcers which are extremely painful and cause difficulty in walking. I learned that these are primarily due to malnutrion plus mosquito bites in these areas or drinking mosquito infested water. The local area is industrial and filled with quarries where stagnant water is prevalent. The result is that the weakest or the poorest and neglected segment of society suffers without access to adequate healthcare or nutrition. Several patients that I spoke to could not stop expressing their gratitude that this support was available and I feel privileged for having seen their work. 

One of the recipients of malaria care
One of the recipients of malaria care
Distribution of nutritional kits
Distribution of nutritional kits
Another patient receiving care
Another patient receiving care
One of the slums
One of the slums
A map of Kalahasthi and the impact in the city
A map of Kalahasthi and the impact in the city
G Venkatamma, Filariasis patient
G Venkatamma, Filariasis patient

Dear Friends,

Greetings from STEPS NGO

Your help is taking care of Filariasis patients in India

With your generous support STEPS NGO could able to provide treatment to poor Filariasis patients and makes them better living and give them an opportunity to recover from the disease.

 I am writing to share with you the story of G Venkatamma,filariasis patient who is taking treatment. She would like to thank everyone for the generous support received when she was suffering with the disease.

 Story from a beneficiary

I am 70 years old and suffering with Filariasis since 30 years. My husband G. Chenchaiah died during the year 2000. I am staying in 10-90, Salipeta slum, Srikalahasti, India.I am very poor and cannot afford treatment. Your donations helped to give basic materials to STEPS NGO for my treatment. Without your help probably I could not have been able to walk and move freely, said Venkatamma Thank you!

 

The team of STEPS NGO wishes to thank all of its donors on GlobalGiving, for their contribution to provide health care of the filariasis patients in Srikalahasti.

 We hope to continue extending treatment and check the spreading of the disease.

  Thank you and regards,

 Dr. P. Prameelamma

 

 

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Organization Information

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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