Community Health

KARMI undertake the Health programme to create awareness on community health and preventive majors through mobilizing the rural poor especially the tribal people, woman and children. Through this programme and project undertaken KARMI given special emphasis on improvement the health condition of the people by executing of Govt. health programme through organize health camps, immunization camps and promotion of kitchen gardening with the small and marginal farmers. KARMI has implementing the project with support of MISERIOR to fulfilling the health need of the people of Golamunda and M.Rampur blocks of Kalahandi. Health care and awarenesss has been providing to the needy through trained up local youths through provide trainings on community health management to the local youth and posted in the inaccessible pockets with first aid box and minimum medicines. Training bare foot Health Managers are able to enrich with the people and they are continuously organized village health awareness camps, Village health sensitization camps/Health digenesis camps for promotion of community health.

Health Awareness and village sensitization on Community Health : The operational area of KARMI is dominated by the tribal scheduled caste and other backward people . Among them there are about 50% are illiterate and for from the awareness of health.37% of the total children in the age group of 6 to14 yeas are not going to school, sanitation and hygiene is extremely poor and becomes worse during rainy season, disease like Dysentery, Diarrhea and Malaria are common malnutrition among the children is one of the major concerns. During the reporting period to overcome all the difficulties in the operational area of 8 G.Ps we conducted about 132 village health sensitization camps in the reporting period where the doctor, ANM, ICDS worker were attained and mobilize the target people on different fatal diseases like Malaria, diarrhea, leprosy, HIV/HIDS/STDs, TB, and Hepatitis etc. Health Awareness Meetings were organized in each villages for better undertaken of health problems, its hazards and precautionary methods .

Training of Barefoot Health Manager : The barefoot managers are trained and posted in the interior and inaccessible area and look after the health care of the target people to provide maximum health severs at the time of need in their door steps. They are also acts as a friend, philosopher, and guide to the rural people in health problems as well as other social and cultural problems. They works with the people with their general health knowledge with their health kit and first Aid which is generally acceptable by the people.
in the trainings and provides necessary training and guidance to the barefoot health workers. Other staffs of the projectalso got trained by these trainings and gave emphasis on promotion of community health, preventive methods of diseases and popularization of Aurvedic medicine. KARMI organized four trainings which are purely residential for 5 days each and doctors provide the common knowledge on disease prevail in our area as well provide necessary technical knowledge on diseases and how the barefoot health Workers take parts in-group discussion and dialogue with the people in depth relating to their health problems. Reproductive and child health,safe mother hood also was the major components of the trainings as well pre and post natal care, use of TABS and delivery kits, popularization of ORS, use of contractive and idea on common disease were the important part of the training.

Village sanitation : The dirty and unhealthy sanitary condition of the villages are the primary elements of creation of different diseases . So KARMI given importance on sanitation of village by village sanitation programme. With the target people, Youth Clubs and Mahila mandals ( Woman organization) KARMI already organized 132 village sanitation camps in our operational villages.

Health Camp : Considering the problems of inaccessibility and away form hospitality, KARMI organized 12 health Check up Camps in the the year cluster wise, where patients suffering from common diseases got free medicines through check up and diagnosis by the doctors. By this camps, the health workers and village animators, members of Health Committees also mobilize on sanitation and community health .The doctors also guide the peasants on community health on preventive methods of the diseases. By this health camp the people of a specific patches got the opportunity to attained to the camps for check up, and doctor form Govt medical or private doctor are invited to the camps for mobilizing the people, provide necessary information on

Popularization of Govt. programme : The Govt. of Orissa as well as central Govt. of India lunch various programmers to improve the health status of the people. The main programme of the Govt. undertaken presently are.
  • Total sanitation programme
  • HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention programme
  • Integrated child development service(ICDS)
  • National T.B. control programme
  • National Malaria irradiation programme
  • National Malaria predication programme
  • National leprosy programme
  • Pulls-polio
  • Janani surakhya and awareness on ambulance services.

Kitchen Gardening : Due to lack of nutrias food 35% among the children and 20% of the adult people among the target people are suffering from malnutrition. So kitchen gardening is the only process of way to over come the problem. Considering this KARMI starting the kitchen gardening programme and undertake to develop the nursery, provide seeds to the small farmers, the tribal and rural target people to start kitchen gardening in their backyard or if necessary develop it in a massive way so it can be help them to provide sufficient nutrious food to their family and also able to provide financial support to the family one way and create a opportunity to get sufficient vegetable in the local market with a cheap rate. KARMI provide training to the small and marginal farmers and trained them on vegetable cultivation. During the reporting period KARMI organized 2 orientation camps to the small and marginal farmers on vegetable cultivation where AOs and VLWs are attaining the programme and providing necessary technical know how with indigenous method to produce sufficient vegetable for the people of the locality. 104 small and marginal farmers from 8 GPs has provided seeds, manure, pesticide and technical support by KARMI and started vegetable cultivation which will directly help to check malnutrition. The table show the production of Vegetable cultivation from the month the reporting period.


The health project of KARMI with support by MISERIOR, have achieved the following achievements in the reporting year.

Qualitative achievements
  • Impart training and developed their skills and information basis, So that they are able to directly intervene in the improvement of health status.
  • Create opportunity to participate the people in Govt. health programmers as workshop camps , village sanitation and total sanitation campaigns, and immunization .
  • The regular conducting of awareness camp, workshop on health issues, and training build up confidence among the local people to take care of their health.
  • Coverage of health care services (preventive and creative aspect) improved and existing facilities in case of women and children.
  • Time tested and effective traditional health care practices were popularized and Medical plants and herbs are protected and use of herbal medicine has been increased.
  • Nutritational status of mother and children’s improve due to awareness and kitchen garden programmers and Immunization and pre natal and post natal care service has been raised.

  • In this programme we covered 30,000 people of 41 villages in 8 G.Ps of Golamunda Block on the community health management and involved them with the project activities.
  • In the reporting period of the project we already organized 164 no of village health awareness meeting which is covered more than twice in a village in a month and able ot increase health consciousness.
  • KARMI organized village sanitation programme to make the environment clean and conducted 72 no of village sanitation camps where 2326 people, Women Organizations and Youth Clubs members have been participated.
  • To provide safe drinking water KARMI with assistance of Village Health committee and help of Govt. Health Workers we disinfected 107 number of well and people able to got safe drinking water.
  • 32 immunization camps organized where 833 beneficiaries i.e. women and children has been immunized.
  • In 3 health camps 963 patients has been providing medicine free of cost and 106 referral service provided by the doctors.
  • 36 farmers has been provided the training and inputs for vegetable cultivation and the production of vegetable production increased by 24% as compared to the previous year.
  • 98% of the children and pregnant women involved in immunization programme in the project area.