Health is a fundamental human right and an important pre-condition for a sustainable community and economy. It is a pertinent element of International development. Nearly one million Indians die every year due to inadequate healthcare facilities and 700 million people have no access to specialist care.
According to World health organization, the burden of disease is changing with 63% of all deaths being caused by non communicable diseases and sadly only a fraction of population has access to quality sanitation which further exasperates the situation. Humana People to People India’s role so far in India’s health sector is directed towards reaching poor and marginalized people with critical information and services in various parts of the country and strengthening their linkages with the National Health and Disease Control Programs for better access and service utilization.
HPPI works to meet the demand for basic primary healthcare and infrastructure through:
- Integrating robust healthcare methods with efficient systems and procedures for equitable and sustainable health outcomes
- Educating the marginalized community and spreading awareness to raise health standard and allow people to articulate and demand better services
- Implementing diagnostic procedures, building mobile and stationary rural clinics, and streamlining health systems to improve efficiency
- Community mobilization through Self-Help Groups (SHG), Farmers’ Clubs, Youth Clubs and other community groups and
- Community outreach activities through IEC (Information Education Communication) and BBC (Behaviour Change Communication) to improve service utilization patterns
HPPI’s core areas of intervention are:
- Community Health: To improve access to essential health services and education in marginalized people and focus on maternal, reproductive, neonatal diseases along with hygiene, sanitation and nutritional disorders.
- Communicable diseases: Prevent transmission of HIV / Aids and TB among high-risk groups and educate high risk population.
- Non Communicable diseases: Reduce adverse health impacts of non-communicable diseases like diabetes.
Read more about HPPI's Health initiatives in Annual Report 2014-15