Project Vatsalya

SNEH - Vatsalya

Mahatma Gandhi had once said, “It is the health that is the real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.”

Adhering to the very concept, our aim with ‘Vatsalya’ is to provide affordable healthcare services to the underprivileged mother and children. We have a team of doctors with diverse specializations and with their help, we regularly organize sessions health awareness sessions, medical camps, HB camps for adolescent girls and mothers

Our volunteers identify cases during field visits. They then consult the concerned doctor on the team and ensure necessary action. Doctors provide 24×7 medical help and if required, refer the patient to other hospitals where he/she can receive medical help at a bare minimum.

INR.3 lakhs have been effectively spent on addressing health issues which included cases of Lung Tuberculosis, Appendicitis, ENT Operations, Cerebral Palsy, Neutral Disorders etc.

100 + Medical checkups are done by our health care group with 3000+ direct beneficiaries in the community.
150 + health awareness sessions conducted by experts covering a wide range of maternal & child health issues.

Whatever may be the hurdle, SNEH Foundation is always determined in identifying the issue, and most importantly, putting it all out to solve the problem.

The project aims to focus on maternal, child & adolescent girl health with an aim to reach out to 1500 + community members in the next one year from the urban slums of Pimpri Chinchwad area.
1000 Adolescent Girls on Anemia and Awareness, 500 mothers on aspects of Ante-Natal, Post-Natal & Neo-Natal care. The specific areas proposed to be covered include urban slums of Pimpri Chinchwad area.

Key objectives include

  • Linking of maternal and child health to reproductive health and other components (like family planning, adolescent health, HIV, gender and Preconception and Prenatal Diagnostic Techniques (PC&PNDT))
  • Linking of community and facility-based care as well as referrals between various levels of health care system to create a continuous care pathway, and to bring an additive /synergistic effect in terms of overall outcomes and impact.

This approach is likely to succeed given that India already has a community-based program (that has been given a huge fillip by the presence of 8.7 lakh ASHA workers) as well as the three-tiered health system in place. These provide a strong platform for delivery of services across the entire continuum of care, ranging from community to primary health care, as well as first referral level care to higher referral and tertiary level of care. This integrated strategy can potentially promote greater efficiencies while reducing duplication of resources.

Thus, the primary objective of SNEH would be to ensure timely services to the beneficiaries along with counselling by developing an efficient tracking and monitoring system for interventions.

Priority interventions for Adolescent health
1. Provision for adolescent nutrition; iron and folic acid supplementation
3. Information and counselling on adolescent sexual reproductive health and other health issues
4. Counselling on Menstrual hygiene
5. Initiation of Preventive health check-ups

Priority interventions for pregnancy and child birth
1. Ensuring delivery of antenatal care package and tracking of high-risk pregnancies
2. Ensuring skilled obstetric care
3. Availability of Immediate essential new born care and resuscitation
4. Availability of emergency obstetric and new born care
5. Counselling on Postpartum care for mother and new born
6. Counselling on Postpartum IUCD and sterilization
7. Implementation of PC&PNDT Act

Priority interventions
1. Ensuring Home-based new born care and prompt referral
2. Ensuring availability of Facility-based care of the sick new born
3. Counselling on Integrated management of common childhood illnesses (diarrhea, pneumonia and malaria)
4.Counselling on Child nutrition and essential micronutrients supplementation
5. Ensuring Immunization
6. Ensuring Early detection and management of defects at birth, deficiencies, diseases and disability in children (0–18 months)

Priority interventions through reproductive years
1. Community-based promotion and delivery of contraceptives
2. Promotion of spacing methods (interval IUCD)
3. Promotion of Sterilization services (vasectomies and tubectomies)
4. Ensuring Comprehensive abortion care (includes MTP Act)
5. Counselling on Prevention and management of sexually transmitted and reproductive infections (STI/RTI)

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