Management of Urban Primary Health Centre

In partnership with the Urban Health Mission, Odisha, LAVS managed one Urban Primary Health Centre at Jharsuguda, Odisha. The centre was managed under Public-Private-Partnership [PPP] mode. It aimed at providing quality health care services to slum dwellers at door step. One of its objectives was to sensitize communities through BCC [Behaviour Change Communication], another was to develop ideal health seeking behaviour among them, another was to provide counselling and treatment. The initiative was very popular and effective. It reduced morbidity and positively impacted their expenditure patter relating to health.

Services rendered were:

• OPD Consultation
• Weekly specialist OPD Services
• Free medicines as per the Govt. EDL
• Diagnostic services [Pathology]
• Designated Day celebration
• Implementation of PMSMA
• Capacity building of WKS, MAS, ASHAs
• Outreach and referral linkages
• Review and Monitoring of ANMs, Immunization and
• UHND Sessions

Different aspects of the centre:

1. Population covered: 1,13,406
2. No. of wards covered: 24
3. No. of Slums covered: 41
4. No. of ASHAs attached: 76
5. No. of MAS formed: 102
6. No. of WKS formed: 24
7. No. of patients treated: 46,239

Urban Health Project

LAVS managed one Urban Primary Health Centre at Brajarajnagar of Jharsuguda for 3 [three] consecutive years. The centre was located at a prime location of the Municipality.
Increasing urbanization accompanied by growing slums in the cities/ towns 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 urban poor living in slum or slum-like conditions in particular. LAVS partnered with the National Urban Health Mission to implement the Urban Health Programme in Brajarajnagar Municipality.

Targeted Intervention for FSWs/ MSMs

The scourge HIV/ AIDS has already done a great damage to the mankind worldwide and is increasingly spreading its tentacles affecting more and more people every hour. Ever since the mid-eighties, India has been witnessing ever-increasing incidence of HIV/AIDS infections. The estimated number of infected persons has increased from a few thousands in the early nineties to millions of children and adults living with HIV/AIDS at present.
The Odisha State AIDS Control Society [OSACS] awarded this project to LAVS in Jharsuguda. The centre was located at Maulimaa Nagar of BTM Chowk, Jharsuguda. It had two aspects:
1. Targeted intervention for Female Sex Workers [FSWs] and Men-having-Sex-with-Men [MSM]
2. Intervention at transit points for control of HIV/AIDS
The project targeted FSWs and MSMs and migrant workers as main target groups. IEC Campaigns, training, peer education, counselling, peer education, information kiosks, health camps, referral for voluntary testing, condom promotion and other services were provided in collaboration with the District Health Administration.
It covered more than 270 MSMs and 72 FSWs under component 1.

Advocacy on reproductive health rights in five PACS targeted districts of Odisha

LAVS implemented this project for a period of 3 [three] years; from 2012 to 2015. It covered Lakhanpur block of Jharsuguda district. The programme was awarded to LAVS by the UNICEF through the Orissa Voluntary Health Association, Bhubaneswar.
The basic aim of the intervention was to create awareness on healthful living practices among the rural population. The programme empowered the Gaon Kalyan Samities. 3-day long awareness training programmes were conducted across the block.