People living in India's informal housing settlements (commonly known as slums) do not have access to primary or preventive healthcare. Women have no prenatal care, children go without pediatric care, and most families are unable to seek treatment for preventable diseases like tuberculosis. We currently operate 3 clinics in Jaipur, India, with plans to open another. This project will fund our 3 clinics for a year, providing care to more than 20,000 people.
The Government of Rajasthan estimates that there are 680,000 people living in slums in Jaipur. These residents share the universal desire to improve one's situation and to take care of one's family. Achieving these dreams is impossible without good health and good health requires basic preventive healthcare which is available to very few in these communities. Untold potential for individuals, families, and the world is lost for lack of basic healthcare.
Save Kids Trust operates 3 medical clinics serving slum populations in Jaipur. Each clinic serves as the trusted "general practitioner" for hundreds of families and responds to common issues confronted in pregnancy and birth as well as chronic conditions for all ages. More serious issues are referred to local government and specialty hospitals. Save Kids Trust also provides education in support of womens' health and, during Covid-19, basic food staples for the neediest families.
The thousands of people served by each Save Kids Trust clinic are better prepared to pursue their ambitions and dreams unencumbered by easily treated medical conditions and disease. With peace-of-mind about their health, people can obtain more regular work and children can attend school. By providing healthcare, Save Kids Trust also ensures that patients are treated with the fundamental dignity and respect they deserve as human-beings.