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Health Awareness Program

Towards creating a healthier society by popularizing preventive measures, we organizes awareness programs on various issues of health and hygiene.. Health-weeks and health camps are also generally organized in villages for different ages  


General and specific health awareness camps with focus on diseases like Dengue and Chikungunya, eye, ear, dental problems, HIV/AIDS, H1N1 (Swine Flu) have been organized at all Foundation locations. Awareness programs on Ante-Natal and Post-Natal Healthcare, Reproductive Child Health etc., are also conducted.  

There has been regular involvement of District Health and Education Departments in these programs. Foundation also collaborates with NGOs to conduct the health awareness programs in the villages.  

Child-to-child and child-to-community strategies have been adopted in some places to spread vital health messages.

Positive Deviance / Hearth approach has been adopted in some places to address malnourishment in 0-5 year age-group children. Under this approach, the positive deviants (families with well-nourished children) are identified to understand the unique behaviors that enable them to outperform their neighbors and this wisdom is shared with the families with malnourished children through well designed nutrition Hearth education programs. 

To sensitize pregnant and lactating women on maternal and child health and to reduce women and infant mortality rates, GMRVF conducts health awareness camps for them and runs Nutrition Centers in some locations providing nutrition supplements and health check-ups.