Some of the success stories
What an Idea! 3 Ways to Tackle Disasters
Three innovations – a fire-resistant cloth bag, a floating toilet and a tubewell on a raised platform – that won prizes at an innovation contest recently, promise# to be handy while tackling disasters in Assam.The contest was organised by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority here.
DFY Celebrates International Day For Disaster Reduction (IDDR)
International Day for Disaster Reduction, held every 13 October, celebrates how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters. The 2017 edition continues under the "Sendai Seven" campaign..
DFY 10th Year Anniversary Celebration
Doctors For You has completed 10th year of its establishment in 2017. This journey could not have been possible without the support of our partners, donors and member staffs of Doctors For You.
Support the Recovery of Severe Acute Malnutrition Children from Bihar
Doctors For You NGO started a community based programme for malnutrition management in an underdeveloped village of Masari. Under the program the NGO has successfully saved and cured 10 SAM children and 24 MAM children. But the case are more and more for the NGO to tackle in the village. Doctors For You call for support individual and groups to help it in battling the cases. The NGO has 30 SAM and 20 MAM children to be supported urgently.
Creating Hope - Water Solution In Alwar(Rajasthan)
Doctors For You is developing a socially sustainable Purified Drinking Water program in the urban slum & peri-urban rural areas of District Alwar, Rajasthan. The project aims to achieve increased number of households having access to safe and low salinity drinking water. Expected to support More than 300 families in each day. In addition the program would reduce the water borne illnesses in the target community (Expected Target- 20% reduction). Decrease in the number of hospitalizations owning to water borne illnesses (Expected Target- 20% reduction). Reduction in the number of new patients of mineral overload disorders owing to consumption of high salinity water. (Expected Target- 20% reduction).
Soap For Hope Campaign
Doctors For You is the NGO partner of Sealed Air’s Soap For HopeTM initiative. We are recycling the used soaps from the multiple hotels. The program is a multi-sector benefiting program as the program provides livelihood opportunity, sanitation & hygiene uplift-ment and health promotion. The project provides livelihood to the employees of this project, supports community by distributing recycled soap and support hotel chains by collecting their waste soaps.
GARIMA - Hygiene Technician’s Skilling Programme
Doctors For You and Sealed Air has jointly have trained 74 individual in Chennai, New Delhi, Alwar (Rajasthan/NCR Delhi) and Bihar. From 74 candidates 55 got certified and 24 got placed (previous batch 24 got placed). With the growing economy and expanding job opportunity, there is a growing demand for a skilled workforce. The youth applying for these jobs often lack the required skills to execute them effectively. In addition youth from marginalized community are often unaware of job prospects and opportunities that will help them make a steady living. Thus unemployment tends to continue to raise and the cycle of poverty is perpetuated.
Support Rural Maternal Health Care (Bihar)
Generally motherhood is mostly a positive and fulfilling experience for woman. However, the situation is not the same in many countries where motherhood is associated with suffering, ill-health and even death. The causes delineated for high mortality and morbidity are haemorrhage, sepsis, high blood pressure, unsafe abortion and obstructed labour. Due to non-availability of Operation Theatre at Doctors For You rural hospital in Bihar, DFY team have to refer many pregnant mothers in labour pain to poorly equipped govt. hospitals or private hospitals where they have to spend lots of money to get even minor surgical procedures or for cesarean section.
Support the Recovery of Severe Acute Malnutrition children from Bihar
Bihar has one of the worst child health indicators with 43% children being underweight, 48% stunted, 53 % being exclusively breastfed for 6 months and only 7 % children getting adequate complementary feed between 6-23 months (NFHS-4). In a screen at village Masari in Bihar, out of 411 screened, 74 were Severe acute malnutrition (SAM) and 99 were moderate acute malnutrition (MAM). Severe acute malnutrition is a life threatening condition requiring urgent treatment. According to WHO, 35% of the undernourishment leads to fatality.
Training and Capacity Building in Public Health in Emergencies in Assam
Assam:Doctors For You - NERO in collaboration with Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) and District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) is conducting its training programs through its capacity building in public health in emergencies in Assam. The module was modified keeping in mind the category of training participants, their level of perception and capabilities to cope up disasters and emergencies.
Support the Violence Victims in Kashmir Valley
Kashmir: The recent escalation of violence in the valley raises the concern due to increased burden of medical emergencies on the health system, given the high levels of shortages of medicines, medical disposables and local requirements. Health services in the Kashmir region are overloaded amid severe shortages in medicines and doctors due to the ongoing violence since 8th July 2016. The pregnant women, patients with chronic diseases and injured during conflicts all are facing challenges.
Bringing the Best Health Practices to Rural Bihar
Cardiotocography (CTG) machine is an established tool for monitoring wellbeing of an unborn baby. It is as essential as the stethoscope for an obstetrician. But due to cost, lack of awareness and lack of technical skill to interpret the graphs, it is rarely used in Bihar outside Patna city. One CTG test in Patna costs Rs 800!! The NMBT Center, Patna has started CTG monitoring of patients in their final month of pregnancy and during labour process.
Educating the Young Girls on Health & Hygiene Practices
Doctors For You, Tamilnadu conducted a health and hygiene promotion camp at Government Higher Secondary School in Tiruvallur District. The camp was about educating the students on how to wash hands properly, demonstration of hand wash techniques. General hygiene awareness, nutritional based awareness etc. Most importantly,the team discussed on how one should take care and avoid falling sicking in the post-flood