Our Project: Health Program

Better health is central to human happiness and well-being. It also makes an important contribution to economic progress, as healthy populations live longer, are more productive, and save more. Better health helps in attainment of personal ambition, favors personal efficiency, contributes on an individual's lifespan and has much to do with happiness and success as it permits people to conserve their earnings. Breaking the vicious circle of poverty and ill health is an essential condition for economic development, Out of the eight MDG goals, five lay emphases on gender and health and hence one can realize how important it is for the development of the society. The present pattern of development has been directly affecting the lives of the poor and marginalized, as access to accessible and affordable health services has been a challenge for the rural masses. Improving quality and accessibility of existing government health services through strengthening the capacities of the service providers and strengthening the accountability and responsibility of the mechanisms, is the aim with which SRKPS is functioning in the health sector.

 

INTRODUCTION

According to Global Adult Tobacco Survey India (GATS-2009) more than one-third, (35%) of adults in India uses tobacco in some form or the other. The prevalence of overall tobacco use among males is 48 percent and that among females is 20 percent. Prevalence of smoking among males is 24 percent whereas the prevalence among females is 3 percent.

In Rajasthan, 32.3 % of adults (50.5 % of males and 12.9 % of females) currently use Tobacco in any form. Overall current tobacco smoking prevalence is 18.8 % among adults (31.5 % of males and 5.3 % of females). Prevalence of smokeless tobacco is 18.9 % among adults (28.7 % of males and 8.5 % of females). Average age at daily initiation of Tobacco use among adults in 17.3 years(17.7 years in males and 14.1 years in female) As far as Monthly expenditure on Bidis is concerned it is highest in Rajasthan (Rs 147.80/per head), among all states of India. Tobacco users among males in Rajasthan exceeds the national average, where half or more daily users initiated daily tobacco use before reaching the age of 18.

The high prevalence of tobacco use in state calls for urgent action, taking into consideration its implications on public health, including the huge health-cost burden. Shikshit Rojgar Kendra Prabandhak Samiti (SRKPS), in Technical and Financial collaboration with The Union, New Delhi is focussing on working on Tobacco control Project entitled “Advancing Comprehensive tobacco control in Rajasthan through Advocacy, Public Education, Capacity building, Enforcement of Legislation, and Monitoring and Evaluation” in 24 Districts of Rajasthan.

 

PROJECT STRATEGY:

This project focuses on implementation of MPOWER* policy package in respective districts by creating and strengthening a politico- administrative framework, building capacity of stakeholders, developing and effective monitoring mechanism (formation of district steering committee) to ensure effective implementation of tobacco control laws; coalition building and networking; public awareness; and strategic monitoring and evaluation in support and supervision of District Administration. In its first year of the implementation phase (Nov 13- Oct 14), the project aimed at advocating for setting up of institutional framework for implementation, by constitution of District Level Coordinating Committee in the entire 24 project districts and through capacity building of the enforcement officials for ensuring COTPA implementation in the area. For the same One to one meeting with stakeholders was conducted with district collector, CMHO at the district level. Participated in DHS meeting, liaison with District collector for release of orders for section 4,5, 6a and 6b, DLOs meeting at district level to sensitize the officials of medical and administration department so that an environment can be build in the district and state.

 

OUTCOME:

1. Formation of District level Coordination committee in the entire 24 districts.

2. Functional District level Coordinating committee has been taking lead role in taking necessary action based steps for ensuring effective implementation of COTPA in the district.

3. Appointment of nodal officers in all the 24 districts.

4. 6 Divisional level workshop for stakeholders capacity & coalition building on Effective implementation of COTPA, 2003 has been conducted, where network of NGOS , social activist, Medical department representatives has been formed at division level for mutual sharing and discussion of the tobacco control progress in the state.

5. More than 800 District level officers has been sensitized and trained for effective implementation of tobacco control in their respective districts.

6. COTPA Implementation mechanism (Chalaning & Violation reporting ) has been activated in all the districts.

7. Continued Advocacy for “Tobacco Free Rajasthan” in support of State Tobacco Control Cell”.

 

Tobacco Control Program-NSF

INTRODUCTION

SRKPS worked jointly with district administration towards creating a smoke free and tobacco free environment at public places such as bus stop, railway station, schools, collages, hospitals, hotels, etc. as well as sensitized the vendors, public place managers, schools colleges principals, hospitals administrators, government official offices, restaurant owners about the ill effects of tobacco products on our society and youths. With these efforts of SRKPS, in close collaboration with District officials, Jhunjhunu district was declared Smoke free on 31st May 2012. With the focused approach SRKPS achieved the above objectives in Jhunjhunu municipal area. Now this approach was needed to expand in rural areas and blocks of Jhunjhunu district, judged on same indicators, as discussed above. In 2013, Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation awarded SRKPS for doing excellent work in the field of tobacco control in Jhunjhunu. With the support of the award SRKPS initiated a program to create smoke and tobacco free public places by strengthening and expanding tobacco control initiatives in Jhunjhunu and Nawalgarh Block of Jhunjhunu District.

 

PROJECT STRATEGY:

The main goal of the program was to make two Tehsil smoke and tobacco free by the strict enforcement of COTPA-2003 especially section 4 & 6. Under the program Educational Institutions Heads were sensitized and oriented towards ensuring voluntarily declaration of all educational institutions of 2 tehsils smoke free and tobacco free by enforcement of COTPA-section 6. During the program signature campaign was carried out among students to sensitize about ill effects of tobacco consumption. Village level health service providers (ANM, ASHA and AWW) were oriented to increase the outreach of the program up to village level. For developing strengthened and sustained participatory mechanism workshop with government functionaries and potential tobacco control partner’s were organized which ensured long term tobacco control efforts.

 

OUTCOMES:

1. Under this program 53 educational institutes declared smoke and tobacco free as per CBSE guideline.

2. More than 263 educational heads, institution heads, 497 NSS students, 180 health service providers and 93 members of NGOs /CBOs were oriented for the formation of tobacco free society.

3. 25,000 youth took the oath to fight against tobacco consumption and making a healthy society in the signature campaign.

 

Targeted Intervention Project

(Prevention of HIV/AIDS)

INTRODUCTION

AIDS has become one of the largest pandemic diseases in India. AIDS does not discriminate between classes, castes or communities. It spreads rapidly among HRGs with HIGH-RISK behaviours such as persons who have multiple sex partners and injecting drug users who share needles. It is also transmitted through blood transfusion and mother to child etc. The infection then spreads in the general HRGs covering all segments of society.

Targeted Intervention project is being implemented in all over India as per prevalence rate of HIV/AIDS. The technical and financial support for this project provided by National AIDS control Organization (NACO), Department of AIDS Control, New Delhi and at state level it is supported by Rajasthan State AIDS Control Society (RSACS), Jaipur. Under Targeted Intervention Project 5 High Risk Groups (HRGs) has been identified which has segregated core and bridge group. HRGs identified under the core group are FSWs, MSM, and IDUs. Whereas Migrant and Trucker are bridge group HRGs . Out of above 5 groups SRKPS is working on 2 groups of HRGs i.e. IDUs & FSW. The project being implemented at Kota (IDU-300) and Jhalawar (FSW-300) districts of Rajasthan.

 

TI-IDU, KOTA

Targeted Intervention Project is being implemented with the financial support of RSACS (Rajasthan State AIDS Control Society), Jaipur under National AIDS control Organization (NACO) now Department of AIDS Control, New Delhi. TI project, with a target of 300 IDUs (Injecting Drug Users), has been started from March 2011, in Kota district of Rajasthan.

 

PROJECT STRATEGY:

As part of targeted interventions, SRKPS focuses on all the seven components of TI: i.e. Condom promotion, Management of STI, Referral and Linkages, Enabling environment, Community Mobilization, Behavioural Communication change and Needle Syringes Exchange Programme.

The TI (Targeted Intervention) project is being run on the objectives of (National AIDS Control Program) NACP III till March 2014 and (National AIDS Control Program) NACP IV has been started from April 2014. The IDUs project main objective is for Harm Reduction of HRGs which can prevent them from HIV/AIDS so even when they are taking drugs, they should be careful regarding the communication of diseases and practice safe ways to curb the spread of HIV/AIDS.

OUTCOME:

1. As per targeted 300 IDUs organization has currently registered 341 IDUs where 2 IDUs are HIV positive.

2. All the IDUs are getting TI services as per requirement and NACO guideline.

3. Crisis management committee is formed to provide technical and financial support to the IDUS when required.

4. IDUs come to DIC for getting TI services and recreational activity on regular basis. Advocacy from different stakeholders is on regular basis.

5.  For the engagement of the community we organize community event, health camp program on 2 times in a year.

6. Conducting BCC (Behavior Change Communication), cultural activities, demonstration of condom use, drop in centre activities, counseling in NGO clinic by counselors, Meeting with PLWA (People Living with HIV/AIDS) etc are the action based activities conducted in this project.

7. Now in Rajasthan 1st Opioid substitution therapy (OST) has been setup at Kota which focus the HRGs to change their injecting behavior from injecting practice to oral consumption.

 

TI-FSW, JHALAWAR

Targeted Intervention Project is being implemented with the financial support of RSACS (Rajasthan State AIDS Control Society), Jaipur under National AIDS control Organization (NACO) now Department of AIDS Control, New Delhi. TI project, with a target of 300 FSWs, has been started from March 2014, in Jhalwar district of Rajasthan with its operational office in Bhawanimandi.

 

PROJECT STRATEGY:

The main aim of the project is to sensitize and to create awareness among the targeted community about the risks of HIV, HIV prevention and build their capacities. The project aims to reduce high risk factor of spreading HIV among FSWs and their clients. As per the TI Component we focus on: i.e. Condom promotion, Management of STI, Referral and Linkages, Enabling environment, Community Mobilization and Behavioural Change Communication.

Targeted Intervention Project is being implemented with the financial support of RSACS (Rajasthan State AIDS Control Society), Jaipur under National AIDS control Organization (NACO) now Department of AIDS Control, New Delhi. TI project, with a target of 300 FSWs, has been started from March 2014, in Jhalwar district of Rajasthan with its operational office in Bhawanimandi.

OUTCOME:

1. As per targeted 300 FSWs organization has currently registered 306 FSWs and all are getting TI services as per requirement and NACO guideline.

2. The Need Assessment report has been prepared in March 2014 for analysis of community needs of the project. For this particular study sample size of 20 % of the targeted HRGs were taken as instructed by RSACS. We interviewed 60 FSWs for need assessment as well as key informants from the core groups of the community. We also conducted 10 FGDs among the HRGs.

3. The overall objective of the study was to gain an in-depth understanding of situation and needs of the communities, to obtained detailed profile of location, participants and facilitators of high risk activities as well as to validate and strengthen mapping information and to collect evidence leading the project design that responds to the assessed needs and the situation in relation to the risk of HIV among Female Sex Workers (FSWs) of Jhalawar District, which was achieved.

 

SMILE ON WHEEL (SOW)

INTRODUCTION

SRKPS along with the support of Smile Foundation, New Delhi is running a mobile healthcare van in Jaipur with an objective of providing a comprehensive range of health care services to under-privileged community in 12, remote rural areas and slums through an equipped mobile medical van. SOW was launched on 21st of August 2010 at the community level.

 

PROJECT STRATEGY:

The project focuses on providing wide range of promotive, preventive and curative healthservices to the beneficiaries. This program is based on the innovative concept of “Community based self sustainable health delivery model”. SRKPS has been working on the idea of getting curative measure to the marginalized people and also facilitating them on the health care services. It has made remarkable approaches to the slum areas and it getting widen up on the work.

OUTCOME:

1. Till now SRKPS has interacted with more than 1, 50,000 people from the slum communities and provided services to approx 37,000 people at their door steps.

2. With the collaboration & team efforts of Smile Foundation and SRKPS, SOW has spread in many outreach areas.

3. It has not only created awareness among the people but also motivated them to take prevention health services at the initial level of the diseases.

Rajeev Gandhi Scheme for Empowerment of Adolescent Girls (RGSEAG)-SABLA

INTRODUCTION

The SABLA project was implemented by SRKPS with the support of women & child development department, Jaipur, Rajasthan. This project has been implemented in 10 districts of Rajasthan by WCD, in which SRKPS has implemented the project at Sanganer city of Jaipur district, covering 5 sectors and 174 AWCs.

PROJECT STRATEGY:

The SABLA scheme aims at empowering Adolescent Girls of 11-18 years by improving their nutritional and health status, up gradation of home skills, life skills and vocational skills. The girls will be equipped with information on health and family welfare, hygiene and guidance on existing public services. For this every AWCs identified Adolescent girls in their population area and among these adolescent girls they selected the Sakhi Saheli as the leaders of other adolescent girls. NGOs role is to train the Sakhi saheli on above subject and after the training these trained Sakhi Saheli will train their other colleague. Apart from this continue follow up by NGOs was continued to strengthen AWW, ASHA in sector meeting for attaining the objective of SABLA scheme.

OUTCOME:

1. Enabled self development and empowerment of Adolescent girls.

2. Post training improvement in their nutrition and health behavior.

3. Increased awareness among adolescents about health, hygiene, nutrition, Adolescent reproductive and sexual health (ARSH) and family & child care.

4. Upgrade their home-based skills and life skills.

5. Mainstream out-of-school Adolescent girls into formal/non formal-education.

6. Informed and guided them about existing public services such as PHC, CHC, Post Office, Bank, Police Station etc.

 

Block

Sakhi Saheli Trained

Sector Meeting Strengthened

Centers Visited and Strengthened

Centers Conducted in Kishori Sampark

Target

Trained

Target

Actual

Target

Actual

Sanganer City

516

All Covered

25

25

172

172

21

 
 

MERA ABHIYAN, MERI PEHCHAN

INTRODUCTION

The latest NFHS-3 (2006) data indicates that 45percent women (20-24 yrs) are married before 18 years in India. The state of Rajasthan has highest number of child marriage. Estimated 65.2 % of girls and 57% of boys are married before stipulated age of 18 years and 21 years respectively (NFHS-3, 2006). Mean age at marriage is 16.6 years for girls and 19.9 years for boys according to Census 2001. In-spite of legal enactments on right age at marriage the traditional norm of child marriage perpetuates. It is most common in rural areas where obvious alternatives such as schooling and opportunities to improve their livelihood skills are absent. Estimated 75.5% of adolescents’ between15-19 is literate. Of this 88.2% are male and 60.3% are females. “Mera Abhiyaan Meri Prhchan” was started in 2010 in 67 villages of Laxmangarh block of Sikar district with the support of MAMTA, New Delhi as a CSR initiative of Greenply Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi with an overall goal of creating enabling environment for adolescents (10-19 years) for accessing sexual reproductive health services through an integrated approach and development initiative with the social focus on prevention of early marriage and early pregnancy.

PROJECT STRATEGY:

During the tenure of three years the project was able to create enabling environment for adolescent’s reproductive sexual health and rights through integrated health and development initiative. The local community realizes and understands the importance of adolescent health, education and marriage at right age.

On the basis of the work in 67 villages in last three years the groups have become strongly bonded and group leaders are more enthusiastic to grab knowledge. In the last year 2013-14 active group leaders and peer educators were trained on adolescent health and education issues, in order to establishing community based sustainable system for prevention of early marriage, early pregnancy reduce school dropout and improve school retention. The trained PEs and Group Leaders will further transform knowledge and skills among adolescents, community members through regular meetings and discussions with their respective group. Under the project Health service providers were trained for providing Adolescent Friendly Health Services at PHCs which will provide youth an environment to confidently discuss about health changes as well as problems faced during the age of 10-19 years.

Establishing Umang Centers was the back bone of the project as it provided a friendly environment to the adolescents as well as it also acted as the resource center where reading material, outdoor & indoor games, etc. were available. In first two years meeting at the Umang centers were facilitated by the ORWs on the issues of early marriage, early pregnancy, adolescent health, education, etc. but in the last year peer educators played the role of the facilitator. Umang centers are now completely driven by the adolescents under the guidance of Peer educators. To reduce the inter-generational gap between the parents and adolescent, in order to create a friendly environment where issues of adolescent health education can be discussed and addressed, joint forum of the parents and adolescent were planned, basically “Baap- Beta”, and “Maa-beti” Samwelan. Under this project we did conducted few meetings to understand the community’s perspective and issues.

The project was implemented successfully now the stakeholders like the PRIs/ religious/influential leaders in the community have taken the responsibility to taking agenda forward after the exits of MAMP project.

 

OUTCOMES:

1.  6 Umang centers have been established in 6 villages Paldi, Jajod, Jasrasar, Rehnawa, Narsa and Magluna.

2.  8 functional Adolescent Friendly Health Centers has been established in Primary Health Centers.

3.  2 villages emerged as model villages where everyone can sign.

4. 185 adolescents identified and trained as peer educators through Life skill education.

5. 110 students were successfully added to the mainstream schooling

6. 19 early marriages, 46 gauna and 59 early pregnancy cases were directly delayed.

7. 186 frontline functionaries, 96 paramedical staff, 50 medical officers were trained on Adolescent Friendly Health Services.

8. Total 5630 one to one interactions were carries out which includes 277 health service providers, 233 PRI members, 471 teachers, 126 religious leaders, 280 retired Govt. officials , 1349 village resource person, 912 lactating women, 1235 mother-in-laws and 756 father-in-laws.




Our Programmes
Photogallery
National Girl Child Day Celebration 2017
National Girl Child Day celebration 2017
Certificate Distribution
DLOs Training in CHURU District
Biodiversity
Biodiversity
War for water
Our Partners
  • Aajeevika Bureau, Udaipur
  • ARAVALI, Jaipur
  • ARTH, Udaipur
  • ASTHA, Udaipur
  • Canter For Advocacy and Research, New Delhi
  • Cecon-Decon, Jaipur