Health

pix-10 Health is one of another major area of intervention for Right Track. The main thrust has been given on ensuring Safe Motherhood & Child Survival. In this context Right Track looks forward sensitize the partner communities for Ante Natal Care, Institutional Deliveries, Post Natal Care, Colostrums Feeding, Exclusive Breast Feeding, Timely Immunization of all children in the community, Birth Registration, Use of Low Cost Nutritional Food for all children, though mainly focusing on malnourished children, sensitization commonly occurring diseases, preventive guidance on proper hygiene practice like hand washing, toilet practice, drinking water, etc.

In the above context following strategies have been adopted:

Case Management: This refers to tracking of individual cases of identified pregnant mothers and the new born babies at every step.

Interpersonal Communication: This refers one to one communication between health educators of Right Track and the beneficiary. This helps minimizing gaps in understanding of issues.

Use of Behaviour Change Communication Tools: These are used at different levels for beneficiaries to make them aware on various health & hygiene related issues. Meetings with mothers, house to house visits, community clinics are the main platforms where these Behaviour Change Communication tools are used.

Linkage with Govt. System: This is done to create an access for the beneficiaries towards existing Govt. health system. This is done to make these populations habituated in accessing various services being provided by the Department of Health.

Strategies for Health;-

  • Strengthening Government health centers and ICDS to ensure early childhood care &Development of childrenbetween0to6yrs., reproductive health care and ANC/PNC for ensuring 100 days concept of the Govt. (Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights)
  • Case management of pregnant & lactating women and children in the community
  • Sensitization of community on hygiene promotion & environment issues and Subsequent health aspects,
  • Sensitizing adolescents and young adults regarding their sexual and reproductive health rights.
  • Addressing immediate health needs and promoting accessibility of health care services
  • Mobilizing Community on Routine Immunization and making surveillance on polio eradication,  
  • Linkage & networking with line departments for creating access to institutional health services

Achievement in last 10 years:

 

  • 28000 children have been immunized through Social Mobilization programme with the support of UNICEF, Govt. of West Bengal
  • Ensures healthy lives and promotes well-being through strong involvement in Mission Indra Dhanush, a special immunization drive by govt.
  • The institutional delivery has increased considerably from 35 % to 65 % in slums
  • Through ‘Raho Swasth Jio Mast’ programme, 25000 children within the age group of 2-8 years learnt proper steps of toilet use and steps of hand washing
  • Under health initiatives, potential 15000 adolescents identified the in the targeted areas and capacitated on adolescent health focusing on personal and menstrual hygiene, ill effects of child marriage etc.
  • 10 communities and 10 schools were covered in SRHR (Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights) program
  • 15 wards of Kolkata Municipal Corporation were covered were covered under THALI (Tuberculosis, Health and Learning Initiatives) programme where 974 identified positive cases were made linkage with institutions. Severe patients were provided with nutritional support. Drives were conducted in high-risk pockets for Active Case Finding.