Major Achievements

The key achievements are development of a cadre of trainers and implementers within the NGO’s, capacity building of smaller & new NGO’s working in difficult pockets of the state, successfully  addressed the issues of Maternal & Infant deaths. Its publications have been widely recognized and used by the Govt., NGO’s and other Agencies. The issue related to Sex Determination & Female Foeticide has been addressed in a very systematic and planned manner through (1) Awareness generation (2) Advocacy in terms of activisation of District Advisory Committee in 30 districts (3) Formation of Monitoring team at Indore, Bhopal, Gwalior and Jabalpur in collaboration with District Administration. Social Mobilization of Community for Pulse Polio Immunization, Universal Salt Iodization and Malaria Prevention. From time to time, Intervention at the planning and policy level in the state and district. Under National Rural Health Mission: Pilot project has been done to strengthen the Village Health and Sanitation Committees in 180 tribal villages. Women, SC/ST members have been pushed in decision making committee, 100% untied fund ensured in these 180 VHSCs. Capacity of the members and community built up to develop village health plan, record the minutes, ensured the availability of service providers during Village Health & Nutrition Day. At the policy level the voice the VHSCs members were raised at the state district level NRHM committee meetings.

The organization has done remarkable work in the area of Tobacco Prevention & Control in 8 districts of Indore division”, under this project, all the public places of six districts of Indore division namely Dhar, Burhanpur, Khandwa, Khargone, Jhabua and Alirajpur have been declared smoke-free by the District Collector.  In the area of HIV/AIDS prevention and control apart from training, awareness, campaign and advocacy, infected and affected poor families are (including children) getting Livelihood, Education & Health support in Indore urban slums. Similarly a large number of positive cases have been identified, referred and ensured to get the qualitative treatment in different parts of the state.  In the area of TB Prevention and control, MP VHA has been able to set up a model project for the promotion DOTS. Community based DOTS Information and Counseling Centres were established with trained community based DOTS provider. MP VHA is involved in Community Health Promotion in the state including Ujjain & Bhopal Division.