Rural Health care is one of the biggest challenges facing the rural towns and communities of India. With more than 70 percent population living in rural areas and low level of health facilities, mortality rates due to diseases are on a high.
Healthcare is the right of every individual, but lack of quality infrastructure, absence of qualified medical functionaries, and non- access to basic medicines and medical facilities thwarts its reach to 60% of population in India. A majority of 700 million people lives in rural areas where the condition of medical facilities is deplorable. Considering the picture of grim facts, there is a dire need of new practices and procedures to ensure that quality and timely healthcare reaches the deprived corners of the Indian villages. Though a lot of policies and programs are being run by the Government but the success and effectiveness of these programs is questionable due to gaps in the implementation. In rural India, where the number of Primary health care centers (PHCs) is limited, 8% of the centers do not have doctors or medical staff, 39% do not have lab technicians and 18% PHCs do not even have a pharmacist.
The activities of the Community Health Sector projects by Kenosis with local partners intend to improve the access to primary health care in rural areas of India and, therefore, improve the living standards of disadvantaged communities.
Kenosis and its local health and community based development organizations with international organizations, volunteers, interns and universities abroad in partnership and support works in the following areas:
Awareness Building, Nutrition, Rural and Mobile Clinics and Referral and follow-up care.
Building a primary healthcare network that expands medical coverage.
Health education and health promotion and awareness on governmental services and schemes.
Early detection of diseases.
Training and mentoring, healthcare service providers.
Life skills, education, education on puberty, adolescent development, teaching skills and distribution of sanitary napkin in schools and communities.