Community Health

Overall Goal of Community Health Sector

“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 30 years WDT 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. WDT also has a team of alternative system medicine doctors and midwives working in 1349 villages.

  • 3887 pregnant women had undergone 4 to 5 health checkups in rural antenatal clinics conducted during 2014-15 and of them 109 risk pregnancy cases were identified and referred to hospitals for safe management of delivery.
  • Around 19712 persons including antenatal/postnatal mothers, 0-4 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 and jaggery through 654 centres spread across 597 villages.
  • There are a total of 6 Rural Health Clinics functioning by the end of March 2015. In all 22945 cases were treated in rural clinics and village level health clinics conducted by doctors.
  • 960 persons covered under ART (Anti Retroviral Treatment) from Kanekal hospital and are being regularly followed up to see that that they adhere to treatment.