Health and Community Care project with rural women in India

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Young Women's IDEA
Punjab and Himachal Pradesh India
New Delhi, IL
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Full-time, Unpaid

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The community healthcare project is a holistic program that works with marginalised women to provide culturally appropriate health education. This program provides cultural mediation between these women and local health and human services through the provision of health workshops and medical recording for the community. ?The aim of the Health and Community Care Project has been conceived to provide supplementary and complementary healthcare services in rural India, to support the services which are currently insufficient. We plan to develop community and individual health care education, medical care, wellness and fitness support and community care resources for women. ?The research stage of this project currently includes identifying the needs of community members, and delineating medical rights and incentives provided legally to marginalised women by the Indian government. This program seeks to build a working, sustainable and non-dependent relationship between the migrant women and the government hospital through hospital visits and assessing and analysing the system in relation to their needs.Future plans are for the establishment of a MAFAC (Mobile Ambulance and First Aid Clinic).

Other Health and Community Care areas and activities include:

Hygiene and sanitation – clean and safe water
Preventive healthcare
Public health
Promotion of nutritional food and eating habits
Facilitation of mobile first aid and clinical facilities
Developing equal opportunities and support for challenged and specially-abled
Promote recreation/leisure facilities and activities and setting up exercise gyms, games stadiums ?and adventure sports centre
Elderly care
Yoga & Ayurveda facilities


Extra skills required for the health and community care project;

Specific skills gender development and or health care are desirable
The capacity to initiate and maintain a project with little resources
Good research skills

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