Promoting of Village Health Volunteers

Back Ground of Programme :

Especially Seba Jagat is working for tribal community. Health of Mother & Child is very risk factors in the tribal area. Although health department of Government has appointed some health workers, but the service could not reached in tribal pockets. In due course of our area we had identified that IMR & MMR high & highly affected in malaria. The people need to get quality health in order to provide preventive curative and promotive Health Services. We have identified the Village Health Volunteers in our operational area. So time to time we organize refresher training programme for them to recharge and share themselves. Dr Baliga, Skillshare International, New Delhi is more acquainted with grass root level of Tribal area in Kalahandi districts. So his teaching class and the Process of training is more educative & practical.

By the more efforts of Village Health Volunteers in Kalahandi District of Orissa, the health awareness has been growing in remote area. Advocacy on health in rural area has been change the attitude & responsibility of government officials. In the last year Gaon Kalyan Samit in every village has taken little steps in their villages. We felt that the capacity building of Health volunteers is needs for better sharing their experience. So a training programme of Village health Volunteers has been organized in different times at Seba Jagat, project areas with the Support of Skillshare International, New Delhi. In this year 28 Nos of Village Health Volunteers VHWs ( New-13, Old-15 ) Participated in different health awareness programme.

Traditional Health Volunteers :

As per out baseline information collected from January 2008 to March 2009, the total new born were 817. But during 2011 the totals new born were 498 where as during 2012 this delivery number is 421. Among them the death rate (IMR) during 2008-09 was 40.5 where as during 2011 this rate was 30.1 and in 2012 this rate is 19 only. It indicates the infant mortality rate is declining remarkably. Similarly the still birth during base line was 9.7 (in 1000) where as during 2011 it was 14 and during 2012 this rate is 9.5. It indicates that during 2011 the still birth rate has been increased as to the rate of baseline. The percentage of complete immunization during 2008-09 as per the base line was 55.4 where as during 2011 this percentage was 80.3 and this year it is 86. It is found that the coverage of complete immunization has been completely improving. Percentage of severe malnourished during base line was 5.4. But during 2011 this percentage becomes increased upto 12.2 and during 2012 the percentage is 11.4. This is realized that the percentage of severe malnourished has been increased during 2011and 2012 in comparison with baseline date through the percentage of malnourished has been reduced in comparison with 2011 & 2012.

If we notice the institutional delivery during baseline data period its percentage was 37.2 only. But during 2011 its percentage is 79.3 and during 2012 this percentage is 88.3. However this is towards improving trend. Home delivery percentage during 2008-09 was 62.7 but during 2011 its percentage was 20.8 and during 2012 it reduced to 11.6 percentages. This is an encouraged trend. Notably, the maternal death during baseline year and last two years is NIL. All the institutional delivery mothers covered under Janani Surakhya Yojana (JSY) and its connected activities.

The Anagan Wadi Centres (AWCs) have been made to function properly by making the PRI representatives, CBOs and SHGs aware about their rights over their entitlements. The AWWs were compelled to also the CBOs to deliver their services to the people regularly.