Please describe the goal of your initiative; outline what you are trying to achieve
We are trying to achieve the following goals:-
To promote community based primary, secondary and tertiary prevention and rehabilitation segments like in the primary prevention we are trying to educate the people through free camps one specialty e.g. hepatitis, chest diseases, dermatology, Free laboratory tests, seasonal ailments prevention programme etc. In secondary segments we have a clinic of Diabetes clinic, Gynecology, Ultrasound, Cardiology, General clinic, Psychiatry. In the tertiary prevention and physical rehabilitation we are providing interest free loans, providing wheel chairs free of cost, connecting disabled to the respective organizations through Punjab Welfare Trust for Disabled.
What has been the impact of your solution to date?
What is your projected impact over the next five years?
Reduction by 50 % of the Communicable diseases in the projected area like Hepatitis, Tuberculosis, AIDS, Influenza, Malaria, Typhoid, Cholera and Dengue. Proper diabetic management so to reduce the complications. Early detection of preventable disorders. Awareness through modifying the behaviour if youth through school health services of the catchment are in collaboration with other agencies Domiciliary services to the poor community. Diabetic Foot management so to reduce the amputations which we have been already doing.
What barriers might hinder the success of your project? How do you plan to overcome them?
a. It is extremely difficult to change the behaviours and attitude towards hygiene and health. People are always interested in injections and drips to get quick recovery and therefore it is an extremely slow process. The barriers which we are facing are shortage of Capital to expand Akhuwat Health Service and make it sustainable so that the poor can get more benefits from it. We are trying to open a laboratory in Akhuwat Health Service so that we will be able to sustain AHS up to 90 percent. Community participation is the key to success, we are gradually gaining their confidence.
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