Participation of Women in Health Programmes: Experiences from the Community

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163876
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Participation of Women in Health Programmes: Experiences from the Community
Author(s):
Suresh, V.; Chandra, N. M.; Sekhar, Sathiraju
Author Details:
V. Suresh, Communication Officer, KRISCHIP, LEPRA Society, Currency Nagar, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India, email: krischip@lepraindia.org; N.M. Chandra; Sathiraju Sekhar
Abstract:
Background: Community participation is being promoted as a global strategy in recent years. Women constitute the very backbone of the family. Women have to play multiple roles: a mother, a wife and a host of other roles simultaneously. Children look up to their mother for guidance on social, cultural, educational and religious values. The husband depends on the woman for every aspect of family life. Empowering women will lead to a well-balanced family structure, which is vital for proper growth of society. Based on the above premise the Krishna Community Health Interventions Programme (KRISCHIP) - a direct project of LEPRA Society - has opted to empower women towards health development for strengthening family and ultimately society. Project Activities Impact: Training to community volunteers on TB, HIV/AIDS, Leprosy, Malaria and Filaria, to identify suspects and refer them to the nearest health facilities and diagnostic centers. Training of Group Leaders, where 80% of the Group Leaders knew their roles and responsibilities, and acted accordingly. They knew the signs and symptoms of endemic diseases and were able to identify the suspects and refer them to the nearest health facilities. Group Leaders referred 25 HIV/AIDS, 80 Tuberculosis, 72 Leprosy, 177 Malaria, and 5 Filaria suspects to the health facilities. Training for updating skills of private health care providers where private health practitioners have referred 1,607 of their patients for more appropriate treatment available at the government health facility, including STI (509), Malaria (505), Tuberculosis (198), Leprosy (195), HIV/AIDS (186). Female members were actively involved Health Forums to raise health issues and suggest appropriate solutions for the same. Women's groups' active participation and involvement in Observational Days and educating the public on five diseases is evidence in our project area that they value the health needs of the community. Pool Volunteers have participated in training for the ITBN distribution campaign. Volunteers facilitated in impregnation of the bed nets, distribution and follow up. The project has distributed 49188 bed nets in the community.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Host:
McMaster University
Conference Location:
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Description:
2006 International Conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Conference on the Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, co-organized by McMaster University and the State University of Bangladesh, is an opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of development expertise and will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 12-16, 2006.
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleParticipation of Women in Health Programmes: Experiences from the Communityen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSuresh, V.en_US
dc.contributor.authorChandra, N. M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSekhar, Sathirajuen_US
dc.author.detailsV. Suresh, Communication Officer, KRISCHIP, LEPRA Society, Currency Nagar, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India, email: krischip@lepraindia.org; N.M. Chandra; Sathiraju Sekharen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163876-
dc.description.abstractBackground: Community participation is being promoted as a global strategy in recent years. Women constitute the very backbone of the family. Women have to play multiple roles: a mother, a wife and a host of other roles simultaneously. Children look up to their mother for guidance on social, cultural, educational and religious values. The husband depends on the woman for every aspect of family life. Empowering women will lead to a well-balanced family structure, which is vital for proper growth of society. Based on the above premise the Krishna Community Health Interventions Programme (KRISCHIP) - a direct project of LEPRA Society - has opted to empower women towards health development for strengthening family and ultimately society. Project Activities Impact: Training to community volunteers on TB, HIV/AIDS, Leprosy, Malaria and Filaria, to identify suspects and refer them to the nearest health facilities and diagnostic centers. Training of Group Leaders, where 80% of the Group Leaders knew their roles and responsibilities, and acted accordingly. They knew the signs and symptoms of endemic diseases and were able to identify the suspects and refer them to the nearest health facilities. Group Leaders referred 25 HIV/AIDS, 80 Tuberculosis, 72 Leprosy, 177 Malaria, and 5 Filaria suspects to the health facilities. Training for updating skills of private health care providers where private health practitioners have referred 1,607 of their patients for more appropriate treatment available at the government health facility, including STI (509), Malaria (505), Tuberculosis (198), Leprosy (195), HIV/AIDS (186). Female members were actively involved Health Forums to raise health issues and suggest appropriate solutions for the same. Women's groups' active participation and involvement in Observational Days and educating the public on five diseases is evidence in our project area that they value the health needs of the community. Pool Volunteers have participated in training for the ITBN distribution campaign. Volunteers facilitated in impregnation of the bed nets, distribution and follow up. The project has distributed 49188 bed nets in the community.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:34:06Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:34:06Z-
dc.conference.date2006-
dc.conference.hostMcMaster Universityen_US
dc.conference.locationDhaka, Bangladeshen_US
dc.description2006 International Conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Conference on the Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, co-organized by McMaster University and the State University of Bangladesh, is an opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of development expertise and will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 12-16, 2006.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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