Set up on the 30th of September 1996,in the wake of a devastating earthquake, the SPARSH rural hospital (of the PRIDE India) continues to be one of the only source of quality healthcare to villagers from Marathawada region, especially Osmanabad ,Latur districts in Maharashtra, India. The hospital provides primary healthcare with its 40-bedded high specialty facility, support and care to people living with HIV/AIDS, Maternal and Child Healthcare and Outreach activities through Mobile Medical Van
Lack of quality healthcare services in the region have resulted in poor health indicators. Statistics regarding maternal and child health state that only 33.1 % mothers had received full antenatal care and only 49.6 % of births took place under proper institutional care. Further, these districts have also been rated 'A' (Red zone) i.e. high prevalence of HIV/AIDS as per National Aids Control Society (NACO), and only 18.5% women are aware about prevention & transmission of HIV/AIDS.
1. Primary health care services for all types of patients including well-equipped examination room and diagnostic facilities 2.Providing maternal and child healthcare with a specialized maternity ward , delivery room, care and counseling during all stages of pregnancy 3. Support and Care for People Living With HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) through a Community Care Centre (CCC) and counselling 4. Preventive Health Awareness in 48 villages a Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) providing primary health services
1. Significant reduction in number of infant, child & maternal deaths through its dedicated well equipped post natal care ward 2. Empowerment of adolescent girls & women through outreach programmes - reduction in child marriages, reduced school drop outs, reduced prevalence of anemia status among pregnant women/adolescent girl 3. Increased awareness about HIV/AIDS and women -related cancer 4. Increased community demand for quality health services through awareness programmes