Delivering healthcare to over a billion people is a very complex challenge. SAWED works to secure accessible and quality maternal and child healthcare among marginalised communities. We work towards identifying the root causes of healthcare challenges, provide innovative solutions, and help implement secure and quality healthcare services in our target districts. SAWED believes that a healthy mother and a healthy baby is the route to a productive, developed nation. Hence, SAWED has specially focused upon providing comprehensive solutions to address public health problems. We promote essential new born care and immunisation, reduce malnutrition, prevent infant and maternal deaths and protect those affected by or susceptible to HIV/ AIDS and TB. SAWED works closely with its stakeholders to achieve good health care for everyone.
The bridge that connects the community with doctors and development personnel on a weekly basis is the Mobile Health Team. The MHT is a five-member team comprised of two social workers, a paramedic, nurse and one doctor. The MHT conducts home visits to assist VHWs in more complicated matters, as well as collects vital statistics for healthcare monitoring. The Social workers advise on social and economic initiatives led by the Women’s SHG, as well as meeting regularly with Farmers’ Clubs, and Adolescent groups.
Eye camp is an activity in which a medical team visits the village and examines people’s eyes to detect any problems. Those with eye problems are offered the necessary treatment, either at the camp itself or referred to nearby hospital, depending on the nature of the problem. Free eye camps are a major step in the campaign against ‘needless blindness’ in developing countries. They provide a link to the rural masses by reaching out, seeking the needy patients and restoring their vision – at no or low cost to the patient. SAWED regularly conducting such camps in the remote areas/villages of Tamilnadu.
It is essential for school children to have not only good health but also good eyesight in order to be successful in their studies. Children with poor eyesight will be poor performers at school. It is necessary for such children to be identified and have their refractive errors corrected to restore good eyesight. Other common causes of blindness in children include vitamin A deficiency, and amblyopia. School eye health screening programmes can catch eye defects before they cause irreparable harm.
SAWED engaged in creating a positive impact through a collective movement of rural population. This project is aimed at spreading awareness about HIV-AIDS in villages through cultural performances. By using street theater, music and folk arts of native origin, this program tries to disseminate information about health issues in a way that can be understood by common laymen. In the process, it also tries to identify high risk individual through health surveys and tests them for HIV-AIDS subsequently.
|1.||To conduct one Health camp in a remote village.||INR 75000||US $ 1250|
|2.||To conduct one Eye camp in a remote village.||INR 75000||US $ 1250|
|3.||To conduct one School eye health screening camp.||INR 50000||US $ 835|
|4.||To provide one spectacle to rural school children.||INR 700||US $ 12|
|5.||To provide one spectacle to a old men.||INR 500||US $ 9|
|6.||To provide one pair goat to HIV infected family.||INR 11000||US $ 183|
|7.||To provide one milch animal/Cow to HIV infected family.||INR 21000||US $ 350|
|8.||To provide medicines and nutrition support to one HIV infected person for one year.||INR 25000||US $ 420|
|9.||To provide medicines and nutrition support to one HIV infected child for one year.||INR 15000||US $ 250|