Some of the success stories
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