The community outreach program provides a wealth of health screening solutions – from dentistry to gynaecology – and offers medicines free of charge. This is helping to bridge the gap between the rich and poor in Indian society, preventing needless deaths by providing easy to access treatment for diseases, as well as education regarding common illnesses.
Child to adult – a journey in good health
When good health practices are observed by the entire community, it provides a wealth of benefits. Children who are more alert in school can perform better – and a better education provides a route to employment and income, which is ideal for deprived areas.
Understanding the nutrients that a body requires to stay active and healthy leads to a better diet, which is beneficial for preventing a range of different health problems. A community of healthy adults poses a lesser strain on local hospitals and healthcare providers, meaning they can dedicate more time and money to curing and treating difficult illnesses.
Additionally, a community in better health is stronger, more active and more productive. This is especially useful in rural villages where farming is the main source of work. People in areas like this often don’t have access to a doctor, dentist or hospital – but they depend on their bodies to be able to work in the fields and bring in an income. Preventative healthcare such as that brought through outreach health programs, allows access to doctors and dentists to resolve issues before they become serious, and even fatal problems.