Women Health Care Awareness Program
20/12/2018 to 28/01/2019
Rural and Urban Slum of Nagpur city
Participant / Trainee:
Women and couples of north Nagpur
Women and children together constitute about 67.7% of the country’s population, as per 2011 Census. Empowerment and protection of women and children, and ensuring their wholesome development is crucial for sustainable and equitable development of the country.
Towards creating a healthier society by popularizing preventive measures; Indian Women and Child Welfare VCS organizes health awareness programs on various issues of health and hygiene. For this purpose, we make use of visual media which communities are familiar. Another strategy to engage is involving children and youth in awareness programs debates etc. Children are the best messengers to carry the message to their parents, family and other community members. Health-weeks and health camps are also generally organized in slums for different age groups.
Program goal lead to care and promote with awareness generation among women and couples about life stage and circle which they should know and aware others about the pregnancy, child birth, childhood care, adolescence care and adulthood care. A scale of care means working with women and children from birth to adulthood in order to break the inter-generational cycle of poor health. Gender based violence cuts across all stages along the field of care. We aim to ensure they have continuous access to and awareness of the health services they need to live a health and safe live.
- Encouraging institutional deliveries through the public health system
- Identifying preventing and treating malnutrition
- Capacity building to deliver better public services for child health and nutrition
- Educating adolescents on reproductive health and gender equality
- Creating a cadre of youth to become community change agents
- Providing mental health and legal services to women facing violence and improved knowledge and access to Planned Parenthood
Information about the conduct of health awareness sessions and camps is widely canvassed by Women and Child Welfare VCS well in advance. These sessions and camps are organized in coordination with the community keeping their time and other constraints in mind. Through these Activities, VCS ensures that such programs reach maximum number of people.
While the health statistics of rural continue to be poor, the health status and access to health for the poor in urban slum dwellers has surfaced to be equally deplorable and have less than 4% of government primary healthcare facilities.
Urban slum dwellers suffer from adverse health conditions owing to mainly two reasons –first the lack of education and thus lack of awareness; and second the unwillingness to lose a day’s wage in order to reach the nearest medical facility. Healthcare for underprivileged, which is a desperate need, thus remains unaddressed.
So for VCS form and established four centers two at rural and two at urban slum area where our female social worker and counselors provide all possible and necessarily information to procedure to get better health access and precautions.
When women try to meet their needs for reproductive health care and other health care services, they often face a fragmentation in the health care system itself. Furthermore, women make more visits to the doctor than do men. Women are highly interested in, and informed about, health care issues. However, reliable information about health care has not been widely available. National studies have indicated that women may not be as satisfied with the information they receive from their health care providers as are men or with the level of communication with their provider. Furthermore, several studies have found that health care providers treat women differently than they do men. Compared with the treatment given to men, health providers may give women less thorough evaluations for similar complaints, minimize their symptoms, provide fewer interventions for the same diagnoses, prescribe some types of medications more often, or provide less explanation in response to questions.
Considering that most of the earlier strategies to enhance women health care and services yet it not succeeded over the past seven decades or more. The time has come to take on a new approach with renewed vigor. Women health care awareness and legal awareness can become both the means and the way of ending this apathy
Progressive government policies based on evidence-based approaches, an engaged media, a vibrant educational system, a responsive industry, aggressive utilization of newer technologies and creative crowd-sourcing might together help dispel the blight of women health care.