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Integrated Health Awareness and Support Program

Project Location: Dumuria upazila of Khulna district
Project Period: January 2022- December 2022
Financed by: Associazione Centro Orientamento  Educativo (COE)
Total Amount:  BDT 4,000,000.00

Direct Beneficiaries: 2,055

‘Integrated Health Awareness and Support Program’ is one of the major health related project of Dalit, which is helping the disadvantaged people to get health services and income-oriented support despite the Covid-19 risk. The project is aimed at providing Ayurvedic health services at the village level, conducting educational activities related to health care, training of traditional doctors and midwives to reduce health risks as part of Goal 3 (Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages) of the UN-declared SDGs.

Objectives:

  • Delivering health care and education to the people of disadvantaged communities;
  • Promoting and popularizing side effect less and low-cost Ayurvedic medicines;
  • To develop the skills of rural Kavirajs;
  • To develop the skills of rural Maternity assistants;
  • To empower women at the household level by creating opportunities for the production and sale of medicinal ingredients;

Activities:

  1. Educational support for students from the Harijan (cleaner) community
  2. Education support to strengthen community-based organizations
  3. Ayurvedic Health Camp
  4. Medicinal plants distribution among village women
  5. Treatment through Ayurvedic medicines
  6. Training to the village doctors/ healers
  7. Training to the midwives
  8. Bi-monthly meeting with the women on medicinal plants gardening
  9. Development of medicinal plants garden
  10. Awareness-raising street theater