Village Health Worker Project

Voluntary workers from tribal villages are trained to give first aid, organize medical camps, conduct health education classes etc and appointed as Village Health workers. They are also given first aid kits. The VHW help patients to seek medical advice in time, organise sanitation campaigns in their villages, motivate  patients with eye problems  to reach eye camps, support mentally ill patients and their families. Altogether the VHW provide first aid to more than 15000 patients in a year. This programme was started in 2008 and forms the backbone of all community health projects started by the mission. These volunteers are now present in 90 tribal hamlets situated in Agali, Pudur and Sholayur  panchayats of Attappadi. The work of VHW are supervised by Village Health Coordinators in each Panchayat. The Village Health Work is supported by Tribal Integrated Development and Education Trust,Mumbai.

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