Health & Sanitations

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Health

The Problem

The National Health Accounts data for 2013-14 present fresh evidence that India continues to have a non-serious approach to the provision of universal health coverage to all its citizens. India’s health system is one of the most privatised in the world, poorly regulated and accessible only to those with income levels well above the average. All these attributes are, once again, strongly borne out by the NHA data, which lay bare the extremely low government spending on health which, at 1.15 per cent of GDP, compares poorly with even Sub-Saharan Africa. Low life expectancy, high malnutrition, high MMR, IMR, Anemia among women etc are the issues related to poor health in inida.

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Solution through:

1. Drinking Water

India has more people in rural areas living without access to clean water than any other country. “With 27 out of 35 states and union territories in India disaster-prone, the poorest and the most marginalised will bear the brunt of extreme weather events and climate change and will find it the hardest to adapt. With 67% of India’s population living in rural areas and 7% of the rural population living without access to clean water, India’s rural poor are highly vulnerable to the effects of extreme weather events and climate change. Safe drinking water has direct effect on health of the population. Providing Cheap technological solutions for safe drinking water is the prime priority of GWPPF.

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2. Sanitation and Hygiene

The NSSO survey has once again underlined the abysmal state of sanitation in the country, particularly in rural India. According to this survey, only 32% of rural households have their own toilets and that less than half of Indian households have a toilet at home. There were more households with a mobile phone than with a toilet. In fact, the last Census data reveals that the percentage of households having access to television and telephones in rural India exceeds the percentage of households with access to toilet facilities. Of the estimated billion people in the world who defecate in the open, more than half reside in India. Low Life expectancy, High MMR, IMR, shunting etc are largely linked to open defecation and transmitting of diseases through vectors like housefly and mosquitoes. CLTS/CAS approach is a good tool to stop ODP by community participation and behavior change. GWPPF is specialized in CLTS/CAS approach to make areas ODF. ODF sustainability is yet another area where GWPPF has been into research and implementation

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3. HIV/AID, Life style disease

Changing consumption pattern and increase in adulterated food especially the package and processed food together with the climate change, pollution and mental stress people undergoing is resulting into increase in frequency and severity of life style diseases like diabetics, hyper tension, cancer etc. HIV-AIDS a life threatening disease is prevalent all across the globe and India being densely populated is vulnerable to its spread if not controlled. AIDS –TB, AIDS – Pneumonia etc are causes for the large number of deaths. GWPPF is working on creating awareness on such disesases their prevention, vaccination and cure if any. Together with its partners like HOMEYOG is working on providing natural and home based remedies. Conducting medical camps, vaccination assistance and patient support mechanism is being undertaken.

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4. Vaccinations & Awareness Programs

Healthy childrens are the foundation for the healthy nation of yesterday. With the wide diversity of socio-economic background of India many childrens die before they attain five years of age. Low immunization is the main causes for low IMR, lack of awareness among the masses with regard to vaccination and their skepticsm towards is usage is said to be the main hurdle for moving the nation towards complete immunization. GWPPF has been working for providing the vulnerable communities with vaccination along with local organizations. We are working on creating awareness among the masses and convincing them logically to get rid of their skepticsm.

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5. Child & Mother care

Governments and several philanthrophic organizations as been designing and working on improving the stature of mother and child health in India. However due to lack of proper community mobilizations and planned targetting the desired results are nt able to achieve. Large number of maternal deaths in the world are from India as high as 60000 women die yearly during child birth. Lack of money, non-availablity of rsources like hospitals, primary health centres and lack of awareness on diseases and treament is increasing the mother and child fatality rate. GWPPF along with the local hospitals and ngos has been organizing health awareness camps, mobile consultation services and even medicines has been provided at nominal or no cost. Further GWPPF plans to extend itss reach towards providing quality health care in remote areas of the country with the support of government and private machinery.

 

Our Vision

Serve the Nation by providing healthy and respectful life to all its citizens through better livelihood, empowerment of Youth, Disabled, Orphans, Widows, Senior citizens, Poor & needy people through innovative programs on Global Warming, Health, Education, Employment and non-violence etc.

Our Mission

Our mission is to serve the country with the highest service quality and Humanity. Motivate likeminded and socially responsible people for carrying forward our cause & concern to achieve this goal of self-reliance of needy people. With the help of combination of manpower consisting of experienced elderly and well trained youth focused on executing projects within confined time and budget without compromising the quality.

Values

Our values, basic and fundamental, shall remain the guiding force “Help the Helpless.” These will be the uncompromising foundations upon which we build our Mission on Integrity, Reliability and Accountability.