CHAI, with support from Misereor, Germany, has been implementing project “Provision of Community Health Services and Scale-up of Interventions on Communicable Diseases” for the period 2014-17 in 6 Regional Units (CHAAP, CHAMP, RUPCHA, OCHA, CHAT and WBCHA). Aim to ensure that “Access to health and developmental services is improved through decreased coverage gaps in provision of health services”.
The project aspires to facilitate collaboration between Catholic Health Care Facilities (CHFs) and various national disease-control programmes such as, National Vector-borne Diseases Control Programme, Leprosy Programme, Blindness Programme, RNTCP, and HIV/AIDS Programme (particularly for provision of PPTCT/ICTC services through PPP mode) as well implementing health and developmental interventions in 390 villages through 60 MIs of CHAI with 390 Community Health Volunteers.
- Supported by Kindermissionswerk – Germany, CHAI has initiated a pilot project “Promoting Mother and Child Health through Mothers’ Clubs.” The project covers seven States – providing comprehensive maternal health care to 1000 pregnant women, identified through CHAI’s ten Member Hospitals in rural areas, over a period of 1000 days up to the child’s 2nd birth day. Also, Action Research is undertaken scaling up the model at sustainable level.
- Social Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Project – Supported by UNICEF. The project is being implemented in 100 villages covering 5 mandals — Bonakal, Madhira, Thirumalayapalem, Singareni and Khammam Rural. The goal: to contribute towards the creation of a protective environment for children in which they can be protected against from various diseases by newborn care & immunization, and adolescents against getting married before the legal age, and to ensure that families and communities have safe and hygiene surroundings through systematically-coordinated intensive SBCC.