Health
 India
Project #1881

Provide Life Saving Vaccines in Rural India

by Seva Mandir
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Wishing you a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Thank you for your support to our project ‘Provide Life Saving Vaccines in Rural India’.

With your support we began a new year and are excited about the hopes and surprises it will bring. YOUR support is bringing real changes in the lives of these children and women.

With your support last year we have reached to 5101 children, through our immunization camps in 91 hamlets in southern Rajasthan. 6805 pregnant women were also reached through our birth attendants. We are able to make this progress only because of the support from YOU.

We request you to sign up to a monthly donation by clicking on recurring donation of an amount that you want to give and help us to make sustainable progress in coming year.

We look forward to your continued support. Please do consider visiting Seva Mandir when possible. Once again, wish you a very Happy New Year to you and your family. 

Best wishes,

Atul Lekhra & Seva Mandir Team 

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Dear Friend,

Greetings from Seva Mandir, India!

Recently, I met a lady Kiran (name changed) who got married at a tender age of 17 and after her marriage shifted to Aad Village of Alsigarh in Girwa Block. Her husband Ketan (name changed) used to work for a stone mines, so very often used to stay away from home. During Kiran’s first pregnancy she was neither aware of any vaccination nor anyone to guide resulting in massive deterioration of her health and her child’s health. Her first child a boy was very weak and it was alarming for survival of both. During her second delivery her village members guided her to immunization camp run by Seva Mandir on her village. When she had joined she was extremely pale and was anemic and her weight was also critically low. Even after her delivery her newly born Parul (name changed), underwent complete immunization through the camp run by Seva Mandir. There is considerable change in Kiran's health, she conveyed her thanks to Seva Mandir for organizing such camp so that many such lives could be saved.  

First kid remains weak and is still struggling to be physically fit and healthy. On asking her about government run immunization camp she said “since the place where the Government vaccination does take place, is quite far for me to walk to and also because I have never went out that far on my own”. The vaccination is free from the Government but has a poor reach to many places.

Seva Mandir run immunization camps take place within the village and at a central location where women can walk to, easily holding their children in their arms. Also, the camp takes place at a fix time and date each month. With the support from Friends like you, last year:

  • 1024 immunization camps were held in 108 locations
  • A total of 8479 shots were administered.
  • 805 children completed their immunization

The birth attendant (traditional birth attendant in the village supported and trained by Seva Mandir) reminds everyone about the camp a day prior. She also explains the community about the immunization and its benefits.

I would like to thank you from all of us here at Seva Mandir, for being there for us in this important mission. Together we are reaching out to many more mothers and kids saving their lives. Your faith and untiring support is very critical to us.

Thank you

Regards

Atul Lekhra and Seva Mandir Team

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Rani (name changed) is 24 and lives in Amba Ka Vela village. This village has poor health facilities and so Seva Mandir started an immunization camp which caters to the pregnant women and the children. Rani came to the immunization camp during her second pregnancy and during the check-ups it was seen that her haemoglobin level was very low and she was anaemic. The immunization team advised her to consult a doctor immediately as she and her child were at risk. But she did not attach much importance to the advice and never went to the doctor. On her second visit to the camp, the team again asked her to consult a doctor and also advised her family to make sure she did. She was then taken to the hospital in Kurabad village by Seva Mandir ‘s staff from where she was referred to the Udaipur hospital. Rani went into labour in her seventh month and was put on a drip as her condition was poor. She gave birth to a stillborn child but the doctors were able to save her life. She became very weak after the delivery but gradually regained her strength. The immunization team's timely advice saved her life and this experience has also proved to be a learning experience for Rani for future pregnancies.

With the support from Friends like you, last year:

  • 287 immunization camps were held in 108 locations
  • A total of 5,810 shots were administered
  • 942 children completed their immunization
  • 2,796 children suffering from common ailments such as fever, cold, cough, diarrhoea and skin infections were treated in the camps
  • The camps also provided antenatal services to 2,683 pregnant women

Thank you so much for bringing change in the lives of these women and children, and for your continued support. Please consider telling your friends and family about our project - tell them why you chose our project, what it means to you, and how they can also become a part of this CHANGE!

Thank you

Regards

Atul Lekhra and Seva Mandir Team

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Dear Friend,

Only 35 percent of children are fully immunized from deadly diseases in Rajasthan. This statistic is made more alarming in the fact that 193 children dies every day in Rajasthan because of various diseases. Seva Mandir has continued to push for further for more immunization efforts. Since its inception Seva Mandir’s immunization program has immunized 5,100 children and 2,700 pregnant women.

Please see a short film on Seva Mandir’s efforts to help these children and women:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jqJNVcDfiw&feature=youtu.be 

Thank you so much for your help and support to our immunization programme. Help Seva Mandir save more children’s lives through immunization by donating on upcoming BONUS DAY on Global Giving- 15th June beginning at 9:00:01 am EDT (Washington, DC time). Donations made on Bonus day will be matched by 50% by Global Giving. The donations will be matched untill funds run out.

Please consider telling your friends and family about our project and special Bonus Day - share the link on your blogs or social networks, use the SHARE feature on the project page to share the project to your network, or just bring us up in conversation. You know your friends and family best, so use your own words - tell them why you chose our project, what it means to you, and how to become a part of the CHANGE!

Thank you

Regards

Atul Lekhra and Seva Mandir Team

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Dear Friend,

An immunization camp was recently organized by Seva Mandir on 12th April in Kheradia village of southern Rajasthan. There is severe lack of basic healthcare facilities in this area. Around 300 families live in this village but the nearest government health center where immunization is undertaken is far away from the village. Many of the women and children in this village are simply unable to undertake these journeys and therefore often missed out on routine immunization.

This time around 25 kids and women got vaccine shots in the camp. All the kids were given vaccine shots; pregnant women were also counseled and given tetanus shots. 

Meena, a resident of Kheradia village who came with her child for immunization said “Without the camp she would have probably missed her critical tetanus shot during pregnancy and her child would have also not be immunized”. Meena was motivated by a representative of Seva Mandir to attend the camp and received ante-natal check-ups as well as immunization. Meena knows that the camp is a boon for her village as it helps protect the lives both of the pregnant women and of their young children.

Another woman Kavadi came with her daughter Gudiaa to this camp to get her daughter second vaccine shot. She said “The people in this village rely on home remedies, traditional healers or quacks for treatment and go for qualified care only when the condition deteriorates. Thanks to Seva Mandir and its staff who create awareness in the village and for making things easy for us.”

To motivate these women to get themselves and their new borns immunized, Seva Mandir gives 1 kg lentil pack to the woman on each vaccine shot they take for themselves or for their children. After the complete immunization, women are given a utensil set as an incentive.

Thank you so much for bringing change in the lives of these women and for your continued support. Seva Mandir will continue to conduct free health check up and immunization camps in such difficult remote villages with your support.

We look forward to receive your feedback and comments. Please do reach out to us at atul.lekhra@sevamandir.org.

Regards,

Atul Lekhra and Seva Mandir Team
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Seva Mandir

Location: Udaipur, Rajasthan - India
Website: http:/​/​www.sevamandir.org
Project Leader:
Priyanka Singh
Executive Director
Udaipur, Rajasthan (INDIA) India
$112,120 raised of $120,000 goal
 
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