Community Action for Health Project
Under, Community Action for Health Project DAWN has formed 20 Village Health Water Sanitation and Nutrition Committee (VHWSNC) in Perambalur block including 56 Villages and provided awareness on Government Health Services. Provided training for the members to monitor the services such as Village Health service, School Health Service, Immunization, Adolescence, ANC/PNC, Anganwadi services, women and Child health. Collected information will be recorded and based on the result, dissemination; planning and action plan will be organized. Committee meetings are organized once in a month in each panchayat. VHWSNC consist of 2374 (556-male & 2374-female) members. DAWN has strengthened VHWSNC in Perambalur block including 56 Villages and provided training for 254 members on Panchayat Nala Vazhvu Kalanjiyam, Tools collection and Polling. VHWSNC members have collected service related information from 3382 people by group discussion, interview, group activity. Polling organized in 5 PHC’s. 100 persons vote in each PHC. Based on the result, members had discussion with the Medical officer. Doctor explained about reason for red colour and Planned to overcome the defectives. Under CAH, data collected from various villages were disseminated at Panchayat level, PHC level and District level. VHWSNC members, Medical officer, Panchayat president, Anganwadi workers, VHN, NGO and public were participated. Based on the data members along with public have discussion and plan for solution finally prepare action plan.

Impact of the Project

      Motivated for Maximum utilization of health services in PHC
      Created trust on government health services and medicines
      Created awareness on staging cultural show on government health services
      Created awareness on infrastructural facilities in PHC and sub centre
      Created awareness on role of VHWNSC members
      Petition submitted to collector regarding construction of new sub centre at Vadakkumathavi.
      Resolution passed regarding closing of TASMAC shop near PHC at velor

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