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Prevention

The Community Health Programme has Five key components:

A)  Health Education
B)  Reproductive Child Health
C)  Community-based Care and Support Programme
D)  Network of Peoples Living with HIV / AIDS

The vital component of Community Health Programme is Health Education. This is imparted through Information, Education and Communication (IEC) activities such as School Health Programme, Street Theatre, Film Show, Door-to-Door education, Exhibition and Mass Programme. School Health education with yoga Training. Besides Ante-natal Care is part of this programme. The IEC activity provides a good platform to create awareness about the diseases like Tuberculosis, Leprosy, Reproductive Child Health and also AIDS.
 

Health Education in the Schools

Mrs. Panchavarnam taking health classes
 
Reproductive Child Health

In the villages, Health committees were formed and the members were trained in health and organisational aspects of the program. They give support to the village Health Guides (VHGs) and take up issues such as clean water supply. A few of them participate in the Primary Health Centre (PHC ) meetings and express their concerns.

All VHGs liaise with the PHC staff for immunisation, child growth monitoring, iron tablets distribution to the adolescent girls and ante-natal and post-natal care. Other work includes treating minor ailments ( often with locally available remedies ) and giving health education. They refer people with symptoms of TB , STI, childhood diseases and ante-natal, post-natal complications for treatment.

Community-based Care and Support Programme

The goal of the Community based Care and Support program is to ensure that the communities in Bodinayakanur who are infected, affected or are at risk for contracting HIV/AIDS have a better quality of life.

Network of Peoples Living with HIV / AIDS

Network has now been registered under the umbrella of AHM Trust called PLAN Trust. The office is located at Bodinayakanur and the committee independently organizes their programme and plans their future development

 

People living with HIV / AIDS
Forum members