Social Health Project
A target based preventive health service for about 10,000 women in 20 villages initiated in January 2007. Some of the key activities include-• The Health workers support and instruct the pregnant women and their families.
• The Health Workers undertake ”Mothers Meetings”, ”Mothers Camps” and other activities
• Birth assistants receive training.
• The beneficiaries are informed about their rights & entitlements specially in the health sector and are assisted to access them.
• Three doctors are present in the organization three days a week.

Over the years, the project has been able to :

• Train 50 village women as Field Health Workers who are now able to assist in providing basic health care like ANC check ups, identification of Risk Pregnancy, motivate family for institutional deliveries
• Involve 20 villages in the program
• 4400 families benefit from this program and receive information and awareness about women’s health (family planning, pregnancy, children …).
• More than 8000 persons have benefited from the services of the doctors.
• In 2009, an ambulance service has been set up.
• A small unit to provide basic Pathological tests support is under construction.
• FHWs have established good relationship with field level government health staff

 Evaluation findings of Social Health Project in Sundarbans implemented by IGF-JGVK during 20011-2013

Combating Malnutrition in children – Sustainable Health through Advocacy in the Sundarbans, India

JGVK’s social health activities was initiated in 2007 with care of the Pregnant women’s with focused Antenatal Check Ups and household care services during pregnancy, delivery and after delivery in 20 villages spread across in 4 Gram Panchayets of Basanti Block. This continued till 2014 in two phases.  After the Final evaluation of the project it became evident that the malnutrition in Sundarbans among children is an enormous neglected area with a major impact on the society.

With this need CMC activities started in October 2015 in 24 villages covering around 30000 populations in 5 Gram Panchayets of coastal Basanti. 10 full time Health Assistants along with 44 health volunteers are deployed in the areas to work for reducing malnutrition through advocacy with ICDS centers, Gram Panchayets, Block Rural Hospital. The Goal of the project is to decrease malnutrition in the 0-5 year old children in Sundarbans through advocacy.

As a part of the critical strategic service delivery to the communities, JGVK continues to provide services by operating OPD clinic with two doctors, a subsidized Pathological Laboratory.

Over the years the health unit was able to:

  • Bring up a cadre of 54 trained community health volunteers on Ante Natal Check Ups, children’s Growth Monitoring & Promotion (GMP), health & Nutrition
  • 1478 people received diagnosis & treatment service from the OPD clinic, 274 blood test were conducted from the Patho Lab during January to December 2015
  • 11 Field Health Workers received special hands on training on Integrated Management of Neo Natal & Childhood Illness and basic care of sick people from Sharamajibi Hospital, Sreerampur, Hooghly
  • Institutional deliveries of the four project Gram Panchayets is 73% in contrast with the 28% of all 13 Gram Panchayets in the Block ( record from the Block Rural Hospital)
  • With the initiative from Block Rural Hospital, JGVK health department has become the member of two different Block level committees Viz. (i)Block Health & Family Welfare Committee and (ii) Block Rogi Kalyan Samity.  JGVK is also being selected by State Health & Family Welfare Department to run Rogi Sahayata Kendra at Block Rural Hospital
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