Community Healthcare Programme

HOPE, along with our partner NGOs, began the implementation of our Community Healthcare Programme in 2007. The programme was divided into 3 phases.

Phase I – Initiation (2007-2011), the major objectives included the provision of accessible and equitable healthcare clinics, improved health awareness, and improved access to water and sanitation facilities.

Phase II – Consolidation and Sustainability (2011-2015), the objectives were to generate awareness among slum communities on environmental, social and health issues and government schemes, empowering communities to take action to improve their living condition, facilitating access to government schemes and services and reduce the financial burden of accessing healthcare, supporting communities and partner organizations to develop an advocacy strategy; including accountability measures, aimed at improving the accessibility and quality of government schemes and services.

HOPE 7 - Post-natal check up and breast feeding awareness camp

Phase III – Phase Out and Community Empowerment (2015-2017), the final phase of the project aims to empower 35 slums to become self-reliant and slowly phase out of the intervention areas. In this phase, community health and environment volunteers began taking initiatives on their own to address the existing issues in their communities where they themselves will continue following and implementing the core structures of awareness, action, access and advocacy.

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  • 2.2 million peoplehave benefitted from HOPE’s Healthcare Programme.
  • Over 64,000 have been treated in the hospital since 2008.
  • Approx. 150 community based focus groups, providing information about health and available services.
  • Referral service developed with specialist service providers.
  • HOPE provide refresher training to social workers on basic health care.
  • 24,000 home visits each year from social workers and community volunteers.
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  • 170+ health and disease awareness camps for to 10,000 participants each year run by social workers and community health groups in conjunction with HOPE.
  • Training provided for community health volunteers on basic hygiene, nutrition, drug compliance, immunization, seasonal illnesses, sexual health and reproductive health.
  • HOPE has funded essential research to analyse the educational and health status of the communities in which we operate, to further identify the needs and vulnerabilities in each community. This will allow HOPE and the Indian Government to plan and to better target services in the future.
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Providing antenatal care, immunizations and promoting hospital births, which has enabled many more women to avail of a Government antenatal scheme.

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