While the health statistics of rural Orissa continue to be poor, THE OLIVE ORISSA Health Camp is one such special initiative to provide health care services to meet the immediate health care needs of the marginalised community in remote rural areas and slums through standalone camps.
Good health is a first step towards happy fulfilling life. In the villages of Orissa, health is still relatively neglected issue due to various factors. The vast segments of the rural population do not have access to proper nutrition or medical care. They do not get even the rudimentary education in achieving and maintaining good health. The lack of health education and proper medical facilities has compounded this problem to epidemic proportions. Women health is a crucial component of general health. There is a need to empower the community especially children and women to take responsibility for their health. THE OLIVE ORISSA has made health care one of the prime functions through various interventions. We educate people about general health practices and healthy eating habits with emphasis on children and expectant mothers. Our field workers organize awareness programme on various diseases such as tuberculosis, HIV/AIDs, leprosy, polio etc. in various villages. We also carry out community meetings about benefits of immunization, breast-feeding etc. from time to time.
THE OLIVE ORISSA Health Care Project conduct mobile medical check up programme in different villages periodically where people are not getting proper medical facilities. Many people in the rural villages because of their age, physical or mental limitations, are socially, economically and politically marginalized. This includes large group of elderly people, children, people physically challenged or groups in which poverty has been headed down from generation to generation.
Laboratory Test Centre :
THE OLIVE ORISSA is running a Health Laboratory Test Centre to examine the Blood, Urine, Stool and Blood Grouping etc. free of cost for the poor and distressed people of rural villages of Dhenkanal district.
Increasing personal control by participants over the behavior and assets needed to improve health.
Fostering community participation and empowerment for health.
Promoting healthy behavior through the use of scientifically grounded behavior models.
Applying appropriate health technologies that will bring about the greatest reduction in disease burden among the target population and reflect the state of the art.
Encouraging appropriate public policies through advocacy that reflects field experience.
Mobilizing human and organizational resources in support of improved health