Health Check-up camps

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Health Check-up camps

Awareness about the health problems in rural parts of India is a major drawback. Access to primary health care facilities and awareness about health issues is lacking in almost all rural parts of Maharashtra. MB India in collaboration with Shashwat Trust initiated basic health check-up camps and treatment facilities to the local people from Khed and Ambegaon taluka, targeting around 3500 beneficiaries from 35 villages. This program has helped in identifying the major health problems amongst the people, especially women. The patients with severe health issues are enabled with treatment facilities at the local hospitals with the help from members of Shashwat Trust. Along with the treatment facilities, the beneficiaries are provided with awareness sessions on health and hygiene practices. Shashwat Trust is also providing training on basic health education, to the selected health workers, who are immediate point of contact in respective villages.

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

Toilet installation at Ambethan

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

Announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014, ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ is a campaign that promotes cleanliness and aims at complete eradication of open defecation. In support with the same initiative and under ‘Swachh Bharat-Swachh Vidyalaya’ campaign, Mercedes-Benz India constructed two toilet blocks in two schools of Goa and around 108 rural schools from Khed & Ambegaon taluka of Pune district.

Along with this MB India is also working aggressively towards behavior change in use of the toilets and bringing ownership of its cleanliness in students and teachers.

Water purifiers in rural schools

 

Water Purifiers

Water purifiers in rural schools

The water quality issue in rural areas has always been the concern and resulted in multiple health problems, especially amongst the school children. Due to this the rate of school dropout students is observed at large. MB India has undertaken a long-term objective of providing clean drinking water facilities in rural schools of Khed and Ambegaon taluka, district Pune. Through this initiative, MB India has installed water purifiers in around 60 rural schools since 2017. This provision has helped in facilitating better water quality, thus ensuring improved health among the students.