Rural Development Trust

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Community Health

Goal

The Poor and needy in rural areas will have access to quality health care at affordable costs

Unlike the big cities and towns, people who live in villages struggle for quick and easy access to good healthcare. People also lack knowledge and awareness vital to taking care of the health of their children and families. Since 37 years RDT has tried to support government infrastructure by training local women as Community Health Workers and concentrating on the prevention and treatment of common and serious health problems in women and children. RDT also has a team of alternative system medicine doctors and midwives working in 2688 villages.

  • A total of 975 Community Health Workers locally known as CHWs who were trained by RDT are continuing by the end of March 2015.
  • 6798 pregnant women had undergone 4 to 5 health checkups in rural antenatal clinics conducted during 2015 and of them 257 risk pregnancy cases were identified and referred to hospitals for safe management of delivery.
  • Around 44212 persons including antenatal/postnatal mothers, 1-5 age group children, aged persons and persons suffering from chronic health problems are receiving nutrition in the form of boiled eggs and beverage made of ragi powder jaggery through 1553 centres spread across 1421 villages as on March 2015.
  • There are a total of 15 Rural Health Clinics functioning by the end of 2015.  In all 82139 Patients, children and adults were treated in rural clinics and village level health clinics conducted by doctors during 2014-15.