Humana People to People India’s Community Health Programs (CHP) are designed in response to unmet health care needs of marginalized people and are often created for people who lack adequate medical and health care alternatives.
Main focus of HPPI’s Community Health Programs (CHP) is access to information and services to advance the health and well-being of impoverish communities and create patient-centred programs that support the transformation of rural healthcare. HPPI’s Community Health Programs work through local, district and state partnerships to prevent chronic diseases and reduce health gaps.
CHP helps to increase the skills and commitment of community stakeholders through various capacity building and community mobilizing activities. It develops and promotes lasting strategies that assist people in making informed health and nutrition choices.
HPPI has been providing basic community health care services to underprivileged people of Delhi, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh through its on-going Community Development Projects.
Currently in Haryana, six clinics are delivering services to at least 6,000 people on weekly basis. Four core areas of implementation under community health are:
- Water and Sanitation: HPPI is playing a crucial role to ensure clean drinking water and improving sanitary conditions in the village through installation of key water point, toilets construction, revamping drainage systems and mobilizing local residents for appropriate garbage disposal
- Health Check-up Camps and Clinics: Regular health camps along with mobile and stationary clinics are organized in the Education and Community Development Projects across India to screen adults and children from the local slums and villages for various diseases. Last year 24,157 people received health services from these health camps
- Mother and Child Health Care: Women SHG’s and adolescent girls’ groups in the villages are activated by HPPI field-staff to address the maternal & child health issues and participate in different health activities in the village like sessions on pre and post natal care regime, benefits of institutionalized delivery and infant care
- Awareness and Advocacy: Informatory events and awareness programs on nutritional requirements and hygiene, health and sanitation programs and vital information on vulnerability and prevention from diseases like HIV/AIDS are conducted. In 2014 HPPI’s health awareness campaign reached out to 4, 50,000 across its projects
HPPI’s Community Health Programs have impacted 6, 00,000 people directly since their commencement in 1999.
Read more about HPPI's Health initiatives in Annual Report 2014-15