Nav Bharat Jagriti Kendra(NBJK)

Project Theme

Health

Target Group

Tribals

Project Period

01 Apr 2014 - 31 Mar 2015

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Introduction

Jharkhand has an extensive network of Government health institutions. There are 4462 sub centres, 368 additional PHCs, 193 block PHCs, 37 referral hospitals, 10 sub divisional hospitals, 22 Sadar hospitals, and 3 medical colleges and hospitals. However, despite these numbers, they still fall short of what is necessary and access to quality health services is a major issue. Furthermore, the sheer remoteness of several populations makes it difficult to access the health provisions that do exist.

Impact by partner
  • Mid Day Meal got regularized in all the project schools. 
  • Attendance in project school increased from 50% to 75%. 
  • TLM and school uniform got distributed on time in each of the project school. 
  • Take Home Ration & Immunization got regularized and rate of immunization increased to 95%. 
  • 90% utilization of the untied fund in all 20 project villages. 
  • All the 20 SMC trained are active and participating in implementation and monitoring of agreed school development plan. 
  • CBO & PRI participating actively in monitoring & evaluation of SMC & VHSNC 
  • 20 School Development Plan (SDP) were made by SMC, PRI and CBOs and incorporated at block level plan. 
  • 18 Village health Plan got made and incorporated at block level plan. 
  • Mamta Vahan is functional & being utilized by the community. 
  • Media got sensitized at Block level, district level & state level by media sensitization workshop at these levels.
  • They also now high-lighting health & Education issues of villages. 
  • School infrastructure got completed in 90% of the school at district level. 
  • 20 Community advocates trained to provide support to cadre of community leaders for facilitating community based monitoring on health services and RTE . 
  • 20 trained SMC members are active and participating in implementation and monitoring of agreed school development plan.

Case Study

Poonam Devi of Chauparan block of Hazaribagh district of Jharkhand took forward the struggle of mobilizing 200 women of the village of different SHGs and empowered them to demand their rights and entitlements. As per the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), Government of India scheme, a provision of THR(Take home Rashan) under which adolescent girls are ensured of their health, preventing them from being anemic most the girls do not get surplus nutrition. But the concerned person who was supposed to distribute the same was denying giving it to girls or gives very poor quality of rotten soya chunks that too not in the appropriate quantity.

Poonam along with few women of the village went to ask the reason why they are not providing girls appropriate THR and questioned the quality of the soya Chunks, But The Aanganwadi Sevika denied giving any answer and asked them not to interfere in their work. Poonam then went to the Block authority demanding their right of village girls THR , again they were sent empty handed saying that it’s not their business, which motivated her to mobilize more than 200 women of village and went to their area MLA and organized a protest march against the authorities to well enough secure their rights. The march began from Chauparan and ended in Hazaribagh catching the attention of one and all.

This resulted in ensuring the timely, adequate and quality supply of THR along with other facilities across the village and not only Village but this incident inspired women of nearby village and mobilization of Chauparan block which ensured good health of their own children and people.