Jeevan Suraksha

This programme, in partnership with the Government of India and UNFPA, aimed at helping women to prevent, detect and cure diseases at early stages. The first phase was carried out between 1999 and 2002 in Ahmedabad city and district as well as Kheda, Patan and Anand Disticts in Gujarat.

The basic objectives of the Programme were:

  • Organizing diagnostic camps for reproductive tract infections/ sexually transmitted diseases, mother and child health and family planning services.
  • Building awareness among women, adolescent boys and girls on issues related to reproductive health and gender.
  • Providing low-cost, good quality medicines.
  • Building capacity of grassroot workers who work as traditional birth attendants or health workers.

During this phase, the following activities were carried out:

  • 920 camps on Reproductive and Child Health Camps
  • Health Education through Camps, covering 80, 204 persons
  • Health Training for 105, 306 persons

Major outcomes of the programme were:

  • Increased participation and responsibility sharing by men and adolescent boys in health programmes.
  • Raised awareness and responsibility in dais especially with reference to handling of delivery cases.
  • Enhanced sensitivity of the government healthcare providers towards the poor.
  • Rise in the level of awareness in the adolescent girls about their health and hygiene.
  • Enhanced capacity of the committed cadre of community leaders to manage health issues.