Health

Ongoing Projects


            Duration

Assignment name/& brief description of main deliverables /outputs

Name of Client & Country of Assignment

Contract Value in Rs 

October 2013 to December 2014

Media advocacy programme on Stunting and IYCF

UNICEF

Rs 3184320/-

December 2012 to March 2015

Urban Health Programme, Jharsuguda

NRHM, Odisha

3932200/-

January 2013 to March 2015

Vulnerable Groups Health Programme, Lakhanpur, Jharsuguda

NRHM, Odisha

3083550/-

September 2011 to September 2015

Advocacy Programme on RCH

OVHA (PACS)

2700000/-

Key Interventions
Reproductive health

Reproductive health is crucial part of general health and a central feature of human development. Among women of reproductive age (15-44 years), the burden of reproductive ill-health is far greater than the disease burden from other causes. Women run the risks of pregnancy, childbirth and unsafe abortion, take most of the responsibility for fertility
regulation and are socially and biologically more vulnerable to reproductive tract infections and sexually transmitted diseases including HIV/AIDS. LAVS has been engaged in promoting reproductive rights through community led advocacy processes.
Vulnerable Groups Health project
Vulnerable communities residing in remote & inaccessible pockets are underserved due to problems of geographical access and those who suffer social and economic disadvantages such as Primitive Tribes,
 
Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes (SCs/STs) etc. The RCH indicators of vulnerable population are very low than the District/ State average. LAVS is partnering with NRHM to implement the project in Jharsuguda district with following strategies :

Area Specific need based RCH interventions to improve the health indicators. 

Participatory local level specific micro plan developed by the target stakeholders.

Partnership with primitive tribal group development agencies (PTGs)

Urban Health Project
Increasing urbanization accompanied by growing slums in the cities/towns in the state poses challenges for the state/local governments in providing basic services in urban areas. Existing public health facilities and basic  services  like drinking water, housing,  drainage,  sewerage  etc,  are  not  accessible  to  most  of  the urban people in general and the urban  poor living in slum or slum-like conditions in particular.  LAVS is partnering with NRHM to implement the urban health project in Brajaraj Nagar municipality with following objectives:

Water and Sanitation Initiatives

in people’s livelihoods.  Unsafe drinking water and poor sanitation contribute to disease, unemployment, poverty and indebtedness. Waterborne diseases like Diarrhoea, Cholera, Arsenicosis, Fluorosis, Guinea worm, Intestinal worms, Schistosomiasis, Trachoma, Typhoid. Poor sanitation contributes for frequent attacks of Malaria by providing ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes.
Persons lacking access to water and sanitation services often suffer from aggravation of even non-waterborne diseases like TB, Leprosy, Jaundice and STDs etc. 
LAVS has undertaken a number of enabling activities to promote round the year access to safe drinking water and quality sanitation facilities the details of which are presented below:

5 nos of wall writings on water and sanitation issues

9 mass campaigns on water and sanitation issues

7 orientation programmes for school children on hand washing and hygiene practices

5 orientation programmes for adolescent girls on personal and menstrual hygiene practices

Orientation of 32 grassroots health workers on Behaviour Change communication (BCC) related to Water and Sanitation issues

Facilitation for construction of 372 individual toilets with RWSS support

3 Training programmes for PRI representatives and CBO leaders on solid waste management and environmental sanitation.