We organizes the camps and strengthening public health care systems camps in semi-urban, rural and remote rural areas. We also supported the health staff in in the online registration.
Vulnerable children formed into 34 children clubs in schools were made aware of child rights, child protection and the ill effects of child marriage. Health workers were sensitised on nutrition, MCH and SRHR for adolescent girls. Abused and exploited girls were also sensitised on the above.
Higher number of unwanted pregnancies as a result of the pandemic along with 5% and 15% of EMG households experiencing an increase in conflicts and alcoholism respectively. About 40% of the EMGs could not get timely SRHR services which affected their health severely. We provide SRHR awareness.
Women are provided with access to the revolving fund and nutrition guidance so that they can grow some of the vegetables & sell them to customers.They can also take a sum to invest in small businesses like tailoring, livestock rearing, petty shops, vegetable selling and others.
A key component of the project was the awareness raising which was done through posters, banners, leaflets,
animation videos and mobile audio messaging campaigns. The objective of the awareness was two fold – one to bust myths/fears around vaccinations and the second was to continue wearing masks properly among others.
The intervention included organizing vaccination camps in semi-urban, rural and remote rural areas in over 1000 villages across 7 states.Health care staff were supported with necessary equipment and transportation. TdH NL also supported the health staff in the online registration of all the vaccinations
“We didn’t know about COVID-19 properly. We were just very scared,” said Mr. Bala Ramu Reddy, a resident of one of the remote islands in Papikondalu. “A team of health workers with some staff came and told us about COVID clearly, what it was, how it spreads. They also told us we needed to get vaccinated. I was afraid of vaccinations as I thought something would happen to me. Then they convinced me and the banners in the village they put up also helped me understand”, he said. Mr. Reddy got his first dose in July 2021 and second dose in November 2021.
Through the training, I learnt more about the vaccinations, especially how even pregnant women can take it. This helped me spread more awareness among villages.
I am migrant women from orissa who works in Andhra Pradesh. I didn’t have any documents with me and I couldn’t register for my vaccination. The team worked to get my information and I was registerd on the platform. I took my doses at the camp set up in my settlement.
The equipment given to our PHC really helped us reach out to more people effectively. I am glad for this support as it will be useful in the long run too.