Most of the village communities that CWT works with have limited access to medical aid to address common diseases. To service a dire lack of facilities, a Mobile Health Van was initiated in January 2015. The health van attends to the needs of 32 villages on a bimonthly basis.
The objective is to conduct regular health check-ups, identify, diagnose and treat common infectious diseases and chronic conditions like anemia and hypertension.
An awareness-building component is built in as part of the health intervention on a monthly basis. Health workers educate village residents on proper hygiene, sanitation, nutrition and the prevention of common health issues. They empower the community with knowledge to reduce and mitigate the occurrence of preventable health diseases.
Our health intervention has created an impact not only in terms of an improved quality in health within the community, but also a significant reduction in expenditure related to travel to distant primary health centers. Access to health at their doorsteps, frees up both people’s time and income, and along with immediate diagnosis with treatment it improves their overall productivity.