Urban Slum Health Action (USHA) Project

by Sukarya
Urban Slum Health Action (USHA) Project
Urban Slum Health Action (USHA) Project
Urban Slum Health Action (USHA) Project
Urban Slum Health Action (USHA) Project
Urban Slum Health Action (USHA) Project
Urban Slum Health Action (USHA) Project
Urban Slum Health Action (USHA) Project
Urban Slum Health Action (USHA) Project
Urban Slum Health Action (USHA) Project
Urban Slum Health Action (USHA) Project
Urban Slum Health Action (USHA) Project
Urban Slum Health Action (USHA) Project
Urban Slum Health Action (USHA) Project
Urban Slum Health Action (USHA) Project

Project Report | Jun 13, 2022
Healthcare in the slums of the NCR Delhi

By Debadutta Dash | Secretary, Sukarya USA

Delhi NCR has the highest percentage of the urban population in the country, with 15.3% living below the poverty line. The continuous influx of migrants from all corners of the country has mushroomed several urban poor settlements. As per the Economic Survey of Delhi, these areas are home to almost half of the total population of Delhi.

These residents lack access to most of the basic public amenities essential for a decent living. Compared to other states, Delhi has a well-developed health infrastructure. However, to cater to a vast population, the public health service delivery system alone becomes insufficient. From increasing Neonatal, Infant, and Child Mortality rates to the low nutritional status of women and children, degrading maternal health, and the spread of preventable and vector-borne diseases, the overall health condition of the poor in Delhi is grim and demands attention.

The lack of access to safe water and toilet facilities in many of the slum clusters has further increased the vulnerability of the urban population to diseases. Beyond these, the absence of health-seeking behavior among the people adds to the risks of sickness, deaths, lower worker productivity, lower enrollment of children in schools, and retention rates.

Key activities of Sukarya's Urban Slum Health Action program:

  • Holding nutrition awareness sessions regularly.
  • Nutritionists organize cooking demonstrations to promote good dietary habits, low-cost nutrition food, and recipes.
  • Timely immunization with due convergence with Government Health Department.
  • Observation of Mother and Child health days and the government's Immunization camp.
  • Frequently held sanitation campaigns are helping promote hand hygiene, covering the WASH component, and cleanliness drives to promote community health and ownership.
  • Home visits and follow-ups with community health workers ensure up-to-date messaging with target groups.

 

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Sukarya

Location: Gurgaon, Haryana - India
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Project Leader:
Shipra Shukla
Gurgaon , Haryana India

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