Health Projects
Drinking Water and Sanitation Project
 

Safe water and adequate sanitation are basic to the health of every person on the earth, yet many people throughout the world do not have access to these fundamental needs. To help answer this question, household surveys and censuses are conducted every year throughout the world to assess drinking-water, sanitation, and hygiene related practices at the household level.

World Without Obstacles with support of local civic bodies, the government, NGOs and individual volunteers of various parts of India organizes a survey program on Drinking Water and Sanitation Situation to know the current status of drinking water supply and sanitation status in the community and to create aware among people about clean drinking water and good sanitation practices to avoid many illnesses due to these problems. They interviewed household people to know the ground reality of water supply and sanitation situation within the community.

Apart from survey work they also create awareness among community about important of drinking clean water, hygiene, malnutrition, education and various other health issues.

 
FREE HIV Testing & Counseling Projects for Rural Community

Our social initiative for “HIV/AIDS Awareness Campaign for Rural Community” has established a FREE HIV Testing and Counseling Centre for the rural community of District Gonda, Faizabad, Behraich, Srawasti, Barabanki and Lucknow etc to fight with HIV/AIDS.

The centre is located in District Gonda of Uttar Pradesh and running in collaboration and support with AIDS Healthcare Foundation India Cares and providing free HIV testing, counseling and treatment options for the rural community people suffering from HIV/AIDS. We are also planning to carry out mass public education and training programs on promoting awareness on HIV/AIDS for every village in and around that area.

 
Nutrition and Hygiene

Child malnutrition is a biggest challenge is India facing today even when the economy is said to surging ahead. Every second child under three in the country is malnourished. The number for under five children is 55 million which is two and half times the population of Australia. 35%of the world's malnourished children live in India. Half the number of child deaths takes place due to malnutrition which could be prevented. The situation has not seen an improvement between the reports of the National Family Health Survey III in 2007 and NFHS II seven years earlier.

The problem of child malnutrition starts long before the child is born. The age at which a woman marries has a bearing on the fetus. So does her nutritional intake during pregnancy and after she gives birth. Her educational status will decide whether she goes in for institutional deliveries which prevent infections, the importance she attaches to hygiene and to immunization of her child. Her nutrition, health and education and her status in the family and the community determine whether the child is malnourished or not. It is not possible to address the problem of child malnutrition unless the condition of the woman is improved.

The issue of child malnutrition needs attention from all levels. From political will to pressure from civil societies and communities themselves. Information on health and nutrition is imparted through various programs, campaigns and posters for promoting health care to all. WWO is working to trained grass-root workers and “barefoot doctors” in order to make it easier for early intervention in the area of mother and child care and help in overcoming problems of infant mortality and malnutrition.

 
Hygiene

The Global Hygiene Council survey shows that lack of personal hygiene among people leads to being exposed to common infections like flu or even the recently experienced, Swine Flu. Based on the results of the survey, the Global Hygiene Council recommends simple, effective guidelines that help the public protect their families against this virus:

  • Practice good hand hygiene - wash your hands frequently with soap and water.
  • Practice good cough and sneeze manners to prevent spreading germs to others.
  • Avoid touching your mouth, nose and eyes with your hands.

It has been validated through many studies that proper hand washing is the simplest way of reducing the risk of catching an infection. It is estimated that the risk of diarrhea can be reduced by half, while the risk of respiratory illnesses like cough; cold can be reduced at least by 16 per cent. Hand hygiene standards in India compared poorly against respondents from other countries like US, UK, Germany, Australia and South Africa. However, Indian hand hygiene standards were better than respondents from Malaysia and Saudi Arabia
WWO is planning to start mobile medical vans in slum communities and in the interior rural settlements, to spread awareness, and make it possible for people to receive information on basic hygiene practices through various programs, campaigns and posters.

 
Promotion of Holistic & Ancient Systems for Health Care

There is a large share of health practice in the country based on alternate systems of medicines, some indigenous and some, which were brought by the different invaders over the centuries. World Without Obstacles is also working to spread holistic health care, understanding basis issues and evolve methodologies to adapt holistic and ancient systems for the improvement of human health and integrity to contemporary society.
The activities of this project is to initiate, educate and practice in to holistic health system in a humble manner and plan to constitute different working groups for furthering the cause of holistic health care, traditional, medical systems and create a network of interested professionals.

 
Promoting Blood Donation among youths

We wish to promote and motivate the youth of India to make Blood Donation as a part of their habit. They should make it a part of their life to motivate and educate others on this issue. In a country like ours where majority of population is youth there are millions of people dying just because of the unavailability of blood on time.

World Without Obstacles strongly believes every drop of the blood contribution will save life and give a future to the children in need as they are the future of our nation.

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