Amhi Amchya Arogyasathi (AAAS) focuses to create a healthy society, free from exploitation, and in which each person has equal rights and opportunities for self-development with equal access to resources. It operates in the Gadchiroli & Chandrapur districts of Maharashtra.
Some of their 2013-14 projects were:
Right to Health: Community based monitoring and planning (CBM) was initiated in 15 villages under the National Rural Health Mission covering a population of 9,645. Awareness programmes were conducted on health, safe drinking water, nutrition and sanitation. The Maternal Health Improvement Project supported by OXFAM was started to provide health services and counselling to expectant mothers and children. This initiative covered 22,000 people in 25 villages. Neonatal healthcare services supported by the Avanta Foundation were also provided to 220 expectant mothers. 63 community health camps were organised and 396 babies were born. Their mobile health clinic organised 116 health camps in which 1,619 villagers received free medicines and check-ups. They also started Anandlok Hospital to provide holistic healthcare.
Women’s Empowerment: A total of 525 Self-Help Groups were formed with total savings of Rs3million to organise a women’s literacy programme. The groups applied for bank loans and were involved in various village businesses.
Rights & Rehabilitation of Persons with Disability: AAAS provided need based interventions for people with disabilities, leadership workshops, personality development activities, capacity building, and micro-credit training. Comprehensive eye services provided for a population of 251,769 through community eye check-up camps.
Right to Food/Sustainable Livelihood: To reduce poverty through building strong institutions for the poor at grass root level enabling them to access gainful employment and skilled wage opportunities.
Right to Education: Children participated in sports, arts, and cultural activities. Families of these children were provided with educational fees and supplies to support their activities. Two summer camps were also organised by AAAS.
Income Rs3 cr
Expense Rs3 cr
Source : Audit Report 2015
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