• Caritas Denmark Project

Community Ushered Regional Effort in Health Care in North East India (CURE)

is being Implemented in 5 states; Manipur, Meghalaya, Assam, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh.

Project Goal

Promotion of safe motherhood and child health and enhance community competency towards malaria management in 254 remote villages

  • Our focus/ objectives

1. Mother and child care- Institutional delivery and immunization, adolescent health  

2. Reduction of Malaria

3. Strengthening of existing  health centers

  • Key activities

  • 1.Village level orientation on MCH cum nutritional camp-ANC, PNC
    2. Training and orientation on maternity benefits/ schemes for pregnant women and mothers to various stakeholders and health personnel
    3. Health Teaching
    4. Training on Emergency Care at ANC, Labor and PNC to  community and health personnel 
    5. Training on Herbal Medicine/nutritional supplement  to community , health personnel
    6. Public Consultation meeting with Primary Health Centre and other Government stakeholders.
    7. Health Awareness seminars (SRH) for adolescent girls
    8. Malaria awareness  and detection camp at villages level/HFC level
  • 9. Sensitization meetings with Peoples Organizations
    10. Motivation and animation meeting / training with VHTFs/VHSNC/HCC
    11. Equipping the health facilitation centers based on their identified need to keep them functional.
    12. Regional Networking meeting with health care departments
    13. Organizing a regional Level Community Health Summit
    14. Capacity Building, Coordination, Monitoring and Evaluation Activities
  • Capacity Building for health personnel of Seva Kendra, Miao and Field Visits to project implementing area

  • Capacity Building for health personnel of Seva Kendra, Miao and Field Visits to project implementing area Capacity building training was conducted on 17th July for the health coordinator and health supervisors of Cure project at Tinsukia. The purpose of two days training was to motivate the health workers and
    supervisors to implement the project activities well. Topics discussed were project goal, objectives, activities, writing reports and filling data formats. While planning for the coming months, the group decided to address issues such as alcoholism, early marriage, broken families, illegitimate pregnancies, abortion , lack of education facilities for drop outs, lack of health centers , issues of safe water, insufficient transportation and communication facilities, lack of good health, hygiene and sanitation and superstitious beliefs while carrying out the regular activities. After the completion of the training for two days the regional
    coordinator visited Divine health centre, Tissa in Tirap District and St. Thomas health centre Pongchau, Longding District. There was group meeting with health workers at the health centre and interaction with people in the village and on the following day the meeting was organized at the village Pongchau, Longding District.healthSome of the social and health problems of the community that emerged during discussion were not having health facilities near the
    village, difficult terrain to reach far away health centers, negligence in health checkups on time and lack of sufficient knowledge to deal with health issues etc. Inputs were given on improving mother and child health, nutrition, Institutional deliveries, taking children for immunization, timely health check up, ANC and PNC care and malaria care.
  • Medical camp
  • Medical Camps were conducted on September 4th at Bengenabari, khetri and on 9th at Amiya Nagar, Kharghuli . The health team from St. Johns hospital, Dr. NN Das, Sisters Florence and Margaret rendered their service in examining patients and distributing medicines. There were 150 patients at Bengenabari and 117 at Amiya Nagar. The main cases found were gastritis, fever, common cold, skin infections, bodyache, infertility cases, children with fever,
    general weakness and headache. Local people of that area helped out with the health camp and appreciated the service rendered.