We are delighted to be working with UK charity Rope through to September 2016 supporting a healthcare project in the Peera Garhi slum community of Delhi.
This community of approximately 10,000 people are at risk from a large range of health problems, but are reluctant to seek help due to fear, poverty and a lack of education. Children are often malnourished and not given vaccinations, infant and maternal mortality rates are very high and illnesses such as diarrhoea and tuberculosis are prevalent.
The Trust is providing funding to recruit and train 5 community healthcare volunteers who will work to increase awareness of healthcare needs and available services. Coming from within the community they are well placed to identify health needs and encourage inhabitants to visit the health centre when needed.
We look forward to hearing about the impact of these volunteers within the Peera Garhi community over the next few months.
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Working to support slum communities in Delhi