Since 2006, the pediatric visits reach out to more than 3000 children at risk and their communities, providing food and critical medical and dental attention and teaching fundamental health care. Your help supports periodic medical examinations helping children fulfill their hopes of a bright and healthy future. These project will cover the expenses related to providing pediatric service and food for the rest of 2012 and 2013.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
There is a current sanitary and nutritional emergency in more than 100 schools throughout Narmada district. The difficult task of providing critical medical services to these areas threatens the lives of an entire generation of children. This situation is aggravated by the lack of sanitary and education attention, the irregular or scarce government aid, and the precarious infrastructure located in places with difficult accesses due to their geography and climate.
How will this project solve this problem?
Through periodic medical visits we provide nutritional complements to targeted children. They are enrolled in an annual health care control plan that facilitates the nutrition and growth follow-up. Our doctors teach the children and their families about preventive health care that promotes better habits within the community and they also provide medical treatment. In several cases, children will receive these medical, dentist and ophthalmologic services and vaccination for the first time ever.
Potential Long Term Impact
Gram Vikas Trust is helping several communities with medical and nutritional needs. Since our visits started in 2006, to date nutrition deficiencies have decreased 55%, dentistry problems such as cavities 54% and common skin diseases 25%. The preventive health care education combined with healthy nutrition produced results that can be measured not only statistically, but also with prospects of a brighter future. Integrate Health, Nutrition and Education programs is key for their future
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.