|Summary:||The project benefits villagers of Thar Desert. Village health workers training is being implemented in 25 villages in the Osian block, and one worker has been trained in each village. These workers act as dais (midwives) and also assist with the Governmentís TB control program in the project area. In addition, 12 medical camps have been organized in different villages, which have benefited over 500 rural patients; and 10 health awareness camps have been organized in project villages. At Gravisí Tinwari Hospital, a team of four doctors, three nurses and 10 supporting staff members serves 40 surrounding villages. During the current year, 4000 patients have been treated.
GRAVIS continued health intervention in a cluster of 25 villagers under Osian Panchayat Samiti. The major objectives of this intervention were to reduce the incidence of infant & child mortality and to improve the general health status of the people. At the same time, the issue of reproductive health status of the women and the adolescent girls were addressed on a priority basis. A training program for village health workers (daiís) was organized at GRAVIS hospital. Health awareness, mother and child immunization, clinical support & medication, safe delivery, personal hygiene, education of adolescent girls, water and sanitation, and capacity development of the community were the main strategic interventions made by GRAVIS with the help of trained daiís.|