There are 660,000 rural villages in India, and 73% of Indians live in these villages, but 80% of Healthcare Professionals are located in the cities. 7,83,000 Children under 5 years of age DEI due to preventable causes such as pneumonia, diarrhea, malaria, and perinatal problems. (WHO: Child Mortality in its publication dated 28th January 2022).
Problem: It is impossible to meet this geographical local healthcare mismatch with only a handful of health professionals willing to work in these rural areas.
Solution: We identified a considerable need to train community-level health workers to work as Agents of Change.
United Gospel Mission proposes to collaborate with Christian Medical Center,
Vellore, under the Rural Unit for Health and Social Affairs (RUHSA) wing.
Objective: create a short-term community healthcare training program for 100 women. Offer preventive and primary curative care at the village level to serve with ‘holistic care.’
Location and Conditions: Across five states of Northern India
- This a massive Humanitarian Crisis and area of need
- Thousands are perishing each day due to diseases that can be easily prevented or treated successfully if dealt with in the early stages.
- Most conditions do not require a health professional to prevent or treat the illnesses in the early stages.