SUKARYA

BEHTAR SWASTHYA BEHTAR SAMAJ

Sukarya
Sukarya, is a non-governmental development organization working on issues affecting the health status of rural and urban communities in Haryana since 1999. Registered in 2001, the focus of our work is primarily to improve the health status of urban and rural poor by making primary health care services at both preventive and curative levels accessible to underserved and marginalized communities.

VISION
The Vision of Sukarya is health for all- 'Behtar Swasthya Behtar Samaj’; a society where everyone has access to basic health care services and the fundamental development need of communities are adequately met. Our interventions are aimed at ensuring equitable access to quality health services to all including the poorest sections of the society, especially women, adolescents and children.

workshops.  To empower women by strengthening their physical. awareness campaigns.  To advocate.Our Objectives  To advocate.  To provide humanitarian assistance in areas affected by natural calamities such as cyclones. earthquakes and floods. Reproductive Child Health and Community Health issues. encourage and guide positive 'health-seeking behavior' with special emphasis on overall health and wellbeing.  To initiate and implement social and community development activities in the field of healthcare. promote and sensitize communities on Primary Health Care. and health related education.  To improve maternal and child health through training. . mental and emotional well-being and economic security. income generation for women as well as informal education for the weaker sections of society.

OUR TEAM The team of Sukarya includes volunteers. professionals. consultants. . doctors and the working staff.

Meera Satpathy Chairperson Ms.Board of Trustees Ms. Kumkum Bhatia Trustee Mr. Debabrata Satpathy Trustee .

D. Rashmi Narayan Mr. S.The list of volunteers is as follows: Mr. Asit Tarkhad Ms. Santosh Sharma Ms. Kataria Mr. Reva Puri Ms. Pushpa Indernath Ms. Varsha Tarkhad Ms. Shipra Shukla Ms. Madhu Kataria . Naresh Wadhawan Ms. Renu Sood Ms. Neelam Kapur Ms.

B. S. Suraj Kumar. Delhi. Retd. Aasha Kapur Mehta. UNDP. Professor Economics in IIPA. DGOI police . PGC Delhi Dr. India Country Office. Delhi. DG Police.Working as advisor corporate strategy and security Mr.Delhi University.P. Member.PRESENT Dr.. Reader in IIPA 1997. National Programme Officer. Retd. I.S. Kain. Worked as special commissioner WIP services. .Advisory Committee Mr. Satpathy.K. C. lecturer since 1975.

Devendra Sharma – Accounts cum Administration Officer Mr. Iqbal Ms Geeta Sharma - Field Supervisor [ RCH Project] Field supervisor [ RCH project ] Field supervisor [ RCH Project] Field Supervisor [ RCH Project] Field supervisor [SHG Project] . Shahnawaz Shahid – BCC Coordinator [RCH Project] Mr.The list of Project staff is as follows: Mr. Naresh Kumar Mr.Fahad khan - Coordinator [SHG Project] Field Supervisor [RCH Project] Mr. Renu Bisht Mr.Pawan Kumar Mr. Mohd. Dharmveer Yadav – Assistant BCC Coordinator [RCH project] Mr. Satnam Singh – Programme Manager [SHG & Health Initiative Projects] Ms. Bunyad Ahmad Mr.

Health Melas and Free Medical Services including free distribution of medicines in various slums of Delhi and Gurgaon with the help of expert team of doctors. Wazirabad. Subsequently Sukarya has been implementing Income Generation and Life Skills Projects in Gurgaon and covering JJ slum clusters in DLF Phase-V and villages of Kanhei. Tighra and Shamaspur.Sukarya initiated its activities in 1999 by conducting various Health Camps. . Ghata.

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PROJECTS AND ACTIVITIES ● GRASSROOTS INTERVENTION ● PERI URBAN INTERVENTION .

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Men as Partners in Improving the health Status of the Rural Communities. D. this project group and micro is supported by Charities Aid Foundation and Incentive Destination enterprise development. this project is supported by Charities Aid . this project is supported by Concern India Foundation and Amadeus India. Improving Reach and Access of RCH and FP services with Quality of Care in partnership with Population Foundation of India (PFI) B. Better health through Community based health E. Women empowerment by strengthening self help Foundation and Godfrey Phillips India Limited centre.GRASSROOTS INTERVENTION A.

Improving Reach and Access of RCH with Quality of Care .

This project is a direct implementation project by Population Foundation Of India with active partnership of Sukarya. The goal of the project is to improve the reproductive and child health and family planning status in Mewat.000 which includes 29 villages of Nuh and Tauro Block of Mewat District. . The project is of 3 years period and covers a population of 50.

no. Sl.Cluster no.Total population Population(2001) 2823 867 2562 292 2746 1108 1089 193 51 361 904 1123 14119 965 1608 489 1728 5569 3161 126 5093 3848 5102 3026 702 1278 1018 625 2429 2734 39501 53620 . Cluster-1 Cluster-2 Cluster-3 Block 1Taoru 2Taoru 3Taoru 4Taoru 5Taoru 6Taoru 7Taoru 8Taoru 9Taoru 10Taoru 11Taoru 12Taoru 1NUH 2NUH 3NUH 4NUH 5NUH 6NUH 7NUH 8NUH 9NUH 10NUH 11NUH 12NUH 13NUH 14NUH 15NUH 16NUH 17NUH Cluster-1 Cluster-2 Cluster-3 List of village for direct Implementation in Mewat Village Bissar Akbarpur Para Kalwari Sheikhpur Hasanpur Sabras Guddhi(Guddha+Nihalgarh) Khark Sunthaka Beri Nisfi Jafarabad Goela Total population Untka Murad bas Baroji Bai Meoli Kherla Khori nuh Salamba Salaheri Ferozpur Namak Cahndni Saidan Palla Sonkh Biwan Tapkan Rehna Total population G.

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Historically. Mewat.Under the community health program. who are basically an agriculture based society. Sukarya is implementing a project in the most backward and the deprived district of Haryana. Male health groups will play a key role and will provide platform for health education to identify health issues and problems and to take actions at the ground level for seeking health products and services. Sukarya initiated its work in Mewat District from June 2008. The destruction and devastation over the centuries has resulted in backwardness and gross underdevelopment both in the area and its people. who have their genesis in the Meo tribals. . The thrust of the project focuses on health education and awareness. Our project objectives focus on male partnership and participation in improving the overall health status of rural communities. the region has had an extremely turbulent history and has been subjected to repeated invasions. Mewat is the land of the Meos. The area has a distinct ethnic and socio-cultural tract.

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• 2336 females and 2228 males have visited the camps and have been benefited • Diagnostic test like X-ray. • 8 male health groups have been formed and are active.Major activities till now • A baseline survey has been conducted by an external organization to understand the health status prevailing in the area in the month of June. • The project reaches to a population of 29000 in 13 villages of Tauro Block of Mewat District. ECG . blood and urine test has been conducted for 400 people . July and August.

Better health through Community based health centre .

For instance Bandhwari. However.B.A number of programs have been initiated by policy makers in India since its independence to bring about positive change in the health of the citizens of India. Even the transport facilities in the village are very poor. To strengthen community participation. a village with a population of 5000. To address the issues related to women’s health. A health centre was established for the people of Bandhwari. Further.B. IEC material is also being developed to generate awareness related to health and sanitation. we worked with a well planned strategy. Taking these facts into consideration. There was no clinic or dispensary in the village. In order to achieve the goal in a perfect manner. 18 kms from Gurgaon. A huge amount of money has been spent to provide quality health services to the rural population of the country. active five days in a week. with an M.S doctor and a medical dispenser. These health workers played a vital role in bringing needy people to the health centre and in conducting the follow-up of these patients. The goal of the Project was to increase awareness and improve in the overall health of the gram panchayat of Bandhwari. there is still a large proportion of rural population that is deprived of it. has residents who were entirely dependent on quacks for primary health services. four community health workers were selected from the village itself. . visits by a female specialist doctor were scheduled twice in a month. Sukarya started a small but important joint venture in the village with the support of CAF and Incentive Destinations. which falls on the Gurgaon-Faridabad highway.

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One to one counseling on health has lead to improvement in the levels of personnel hygiene amongst people in the community. counseling by the doctor and the medicine in charge and time to time follow up by the project staff.. Patients are benefited by the mobile health clinic services.10 in the health centre. cont……. • Counseling and one to one interaction has been conducted with at least 50% of the patients visiting the clinic. .Achievements till now • More than 3500 household from the village benefited from the services of the Health Centre like health check ups. • 3000 patients have received the treatment during the last two years including 995 women and 746 children. provision of quality and effective medicines. • More than 70% of the patients paid the user friendly fees of Rs.

sanitation. . • The women from the community were particularly satisfied with the visit of 2 lady doctors twice in a month in the health centre. nutrition. • Increased heath seeking behavior in the community. Patients started visiting the health centre and the government dispensaries for primary health care services.• Increase in the awareness level regarding good health. This opportunity gave them ample scope to discuss their health problems freely with them. safe drinking water. immunization and pregnancy care.

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They have no power to take part in the process of decision making in family matters.Women in the rural areas of Haryana have very little control over their lives. . Apart from the saving. The prepared spices and cereals are sold by putting stalls at various corporate offices. The Beauty Parlor course was provided to the adolescent girls with an objective to provide them with the basic skills of a beautician. An adolescent group having 15 members underwent six months training of a beautician course under an experienced and a trained teacher. These facts have motivated Sukarya to do something for rural women in the economic front. Three self help groups and one vocational training group were formed under this project. two self help groups are involved in income generation activity of spice and cereal making. A pilot project on women empowerment by strengthening self help groups and vocational training was an ambitious step toward this direction. Dependency on male members of the family can be seen in almost every sphere of their lives. as economic self reliance has been considered a crucial factor in realizing the goal of women empowerment. housing societies and at the village level.

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Achievements
• Bank linkages have been created for 3 self help groups. 2 self help groups have been

given a revolving fund of Rs.11,000 each • 44 women directly and almost 220 people indirectly are getting monetary benefits. • 2 self help groups are running their spice centers successfully in Bandhwari and Waliawas villages. •There is an increase of Rs.500 in the monthly income of the 16 women involved in the spice and cereal making enterprise.

• 15 Adolescent girls have successfully undergone the vocational training on Beauty
Culture. • The women now have a platform where they can discuss their problem and find a

solution. They get opportunities to recreate themselves as a group.
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• There is a significant change in the confidence and mobility of the women who belong to self
help group. Now, they have the capacity to go bank independently. The same women who had the hesitation to come out of the four walls, now with immense confidence go to the corporate offices and sell the spices. • There is an active participation from the community through this empowerment program. Firstly, the training venue has been a contribution to the project from the villagers. Secondly the SHG women and their family members were active participants in the program by directly involving in the program. The rest of the community was actively participating by their supporting the promotion of the products (spices) by regularly buying them and building more customers. • There is an increased awareness among the self help group members about health, nutrition, personal hygiene, numeric and calculation skills, self confidence and mobility.

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RECENTLY COMPLETED PROJECTS A. Promoting Rural Health by Health Promotional Camps . Reduction in the prevalence of Anaemia – an important factor of maternal mortality and morbidity B.

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Under the reproductive child health program. This is done by promotion of knowledge. Sukarya is implementing a pilot project to reduce the prevalence of anemia among pregnant women. This project is supported by the Population Foundation of India. New Delhi. The project focuses primarily on behavior change communication to effectively motivate the target group and high risk people. It was initiated in May 2006 and its projected duration is of 3 years. The project aims to reach 30000 people in 10 villages of Gurgaon distict in Haryana. by encouraging the adoption of healthy practices and the provision of needed health products and services at the community level for anaemia reduction. lactating mothers and adolescents. .

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Achievements • Till July. safe delivery and post natal care to 10000 women and their families. lactating and adolescents has been provided with iron folic acid tablets • 1255 adolescents has been de wormed from the project on a regular basis . safe motherhood. 2087 lactating and 2979 adolescents. • 2439 pregnant. nutrition. 2009. • 2176 pregnant. lactating and adolescents have undergone hemoglobin tests by Sahli’s method. the project has reached out to 1674 pregnant women. • The project has educated and brought awareness on anemia.

• Liasioning with the health department on a regular basis for better coordination and utilization of the local level health services like regular availability of IFA Tablets from the PHC. • 605 families are using double fortified salt on a regular basis • 419 serious anemic cases (pregnant and lactating) has been referred and treated in the project. availing the services of the government ANM and availing the facility of delivery huts.• 757 lactating women has been de wormed from the project • 2047 pregnant and lactating women has been counseled by doctor and nutritionist during the anemia camps • 297 pregnant and lactating women have bought and are using iron pans on a regular basis. .

The end line survey of the project was done by a third party and Sukarya was successful in reducing the prevalence of Anaemia by 65% .

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After visiting the villages in Patuadi Block and conducting a few group discussions with stakeholders.Sukarya has been implementing a project titled “Delivering Health Services by a Mobile Diagnostic Clinic” in six villages of the Pataudi block from April 2007 to May. six villages were short listed for the implementation of the project. The list of the villages is as follows: Sl. meetings were conducted with District commissioner. District Development and Panchayat officer and Chief Medical Officer to seek their support and guidance for implementing this project. Before the intervention of the project. 2008. N o 1 2 3 4 5 6 Name of the village Population Bapas Titarpur Dhani Pahari Nanukhurd Daulatabad Khetiawas 1110 317 2011 1033 1066 1068 Source of data: CHC. This was the first intervention where Sukarya has initiated the mobile clinic services in the rural areas of Haryana. without any support from donors. Pataudi . It was a conscious decision taken by Sukarya to work in the Pataudi Block. It was the first mobile clinic intervention with Sukarya’s initiative.

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in the health seeking behavior was observed in the community. number of people from the community was aware about the government services and was benefiting from the service.Achievements ◄A total of 18 camps were held in which total 651 men and 738 women were benefited from the camps. cont……… ◄ Improvement ◄ More ◄ More . complete the course of medicines and follow up with the doctors. number of women were going for their pre natal check ups and taking the TT injections. The people took their initiative to attend the camps.

including both the women and men were benefited by the inputs by the physiotherapist.◄ More number of women were opting for institutional deliveries ◄ The community became more cognizant about nutritive diet ◄ The elderly people. who regularly took the physiotherapy treatments for their joint and arthritis problems .

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Reaching to the urban slums by Sukarya Sehat Centre B. DLF Phase-V Gurgaon supported by Concern India Foundation and the Bird Group and Hughes Systique D.Physiotherapy Unit – An alternative Treatment E.PERI URBAN INTERVENTIONS A. Health check-up of students in schools run by other NGOs supported by Concern India Foundation and the Bird Group C. Women's Income Generation Group . Pahal project in Saraswati Kunj Slums Aector 53.Spice Making Project .

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Sukarya Sehat Centre was inaugurated in 2005 in Sukarya’s premises at Sushant lok. in order to strengthen its statement. the Sehat Centre has been doing exemplary work and is well known for its service to poor and needy people.“Better health–better society“ is the one line statement of Sukarya. the Sukarya Sehat Centre was inaugurated in 2005 in Sukarya’s premises at Sushant lok. . the Sehat Centre has been doing exemplary work and is well known for its service to poor and needy people. A general practitioner is available 3 days a week between 10:30-1:30. Since then. So. Since then.

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Sukarya provides health check up facilities and counseling to all the HUMANA People to People India non-formal schools running in Gurgaon. Gurgaon. the doctor of the health centre goes to the Saksham School. On Saturdays. Sukarya provides health facilities to approximately 700 students of various HUMANA schools. Sector 39. . Basai Road. Sushant Lok for a check-up of all the 120 students and teachers of the school.MAJOR ACTIVITIES A general practitioner regularly attends to children (5 -15 years) from a nonformal education centre called Sankalp based in slums of DLF phase V. Sukarya is providing health check up facilities to 300 students in a school adopted by ICF (India Citizen Forum) in Nathupur. These schools are running in Chakarpur. Jharsa.

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Saraswati Kunj Slums has a total of 640 juggis with a population of 6040. Sukarya is providing basic health care facilities to Saraswati Kunj slums through a sehat centre. Counseling sessions are also done on a regular basis. A health card is maintained for each family.
Activities Formation of men and women Health Groups one men and one women group in the village (Swasthya Samuh) Capacity building of health groups Development of IEC materials and wall writings Health education sessions in health groups Health education sessions in schools Individual and group counseling sessions Organizing Health camps and Diagnostic Health camps, and visits of specialist doctors Networking and linkages with government health institutions like PHC, sub centers, delivery huts, CHCs, government hospital Networking and linkages with charitable and private clinics Strengthening the referring system

leaflets and pamphlet distribution in the community was held. Referring serious patients to government hospital Counseling sessions of serious patients were conducted on a regular basis. safe deliveries and immunization by talk shows.General Health camps will focus on: Health Check up by doctor Free distribution of medicines Close follow up of patients Health education sessions Diagnostic Health Camps will focus on: Free consultancy and check ups by doctors Free distribution of medicines by well trained medicine dispensers Lab test facilities like the blood. stool. urine. ECG and X.Ray has been provided by the mobile clinic for the community. school children and men on nutrition. Free haemoglobin check up for all women in the camp was held to understand the anemia status in the villages Health education to women. personal health and hygiene. . community sanitation. documentary films.

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cervical and body pain. 2005. . It has been functioning successfully for the last three years. The unit is open five days a week from 9. We use our organization’s vehicle to bring marginalized people into the physiotherapy center.The Physiotherapy Unit was started on 15 August.30 pm. Our main focus is on the women who remain work continuously through the day domestic help. We serve almost 200 patients in a month. at farms as laborers and at home. They suffer from various problems such as back pain. 2630 patients has been benefited by the physiotherapy treatment.30 am to 5. The unit caters to 200 patients from rural and urban areas per month on average. volunteers and a support staff who execute their tasks in an efficient manner. We have a well motivated team that consists of development professionals. Saraswati Kunj. Our chief beneficiaries are the people residing in the slums of Gurgaon. In the last two years. The ignorance of these problems may lead to serious ailments such as a disc prolapse or spondylolisthesis. a physiotherapist. Nalapur. and operates in the premises of Sukarya. Sector-56 and Phase –V. Neemtala.

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and other required resources for grinding fresh spices (including Besan. Sukarya provides women with space. Haldi. pickles and chutney. . Curry powder. Garam Masala) and packaging them. Jira. The Project has benefited several women of Wazirabad and Kanhai villages.Started in 2004. Chilly. Apart from production of spices we have also expanded our range of products to include Papad. this is a modest step towards assisting women of marginalized communities in generating additional income for meeting their household needs. capital investment. The money received from the sale of the spices is used to keep the Project running. Dhania. Achar and Chutney so that we can involve and reach more families through this work. by utilizing their skills in the production of unadulterated spices. They are given wages for their labour.

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Sukarya has been supported by the following corporates: ● Godfrey Phillips India Ltd ● Incentive Destinations. Delhi ● Maruti Suzuki India Limited cont……… .. Delhi ● Bird Group. Gurgaon ● BPCL Mumbai ● Gujrat Ambuja Cement Ltd. Delhi ● RDM. Gurgaon ● Amadeus.

Gurgaon ● TATA. Ltd..● HCL Infosy6stems Limited ● Hughes Systique. Delhi . Gurgaon ● Maruti Udyog Limited. Mumbai ● IDFC Management Company. Mumbai ● Kusmunda Coal Transport Pvt.

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Sukarya has been supported by the following funding organizations: ● Population Foundation of India ● Charities Aid Foundation. India ● Concern India Foundation ● Give India .

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Sukarya has worked with the following organizations: ● National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development (NIPCCD) New Delhi ● Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) of Government of India ● Mamta Health Institute for Mother and Child. New Delhi ● South Delhi Medical Association ● Delhi Psychiatric Society ● Escorts Heart Care Centre ● Sir Ganga Ram Heart Care Centre ● Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Medical Sciences Centre for Diabeted and Life Style Diseases ● Chetana. ● Prayatana. New Delhi. NGO New Delhi .

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