Raigarh Ambikapur Health Association (RAHA)
SECTOR: Health
SUB SECTOR: Medical services
% Spent on beneficiaries
Financial Score:
Age: 51 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations:
Location(s): Work in progress.
Issues Addressed:
Work in progress.
Supported by:
Work in progress.
Key Trustees:
Sr. Grace Mathew, President
Sr. Agatha Minj, Vice President
Sr. Elizabeth Nalloor, Secretary
Sr. Philomina George, Treasurer
Fr. Sudhir Bara, Member
Sr. Pushpa Tirkey, Member
Sector Comparison:
Beneficiary Spend:
Average: 79.6% Highest: 99.9% Lowest: 28.7%
Average: Rs6 cr Highest: Rs115 cr Lowest: Rs1 lac
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Raigarh Ambikapur Health Association (RAHA) provides health services to rural populations in north-eastern Chhattisgarh. RAHA envisions a wholesome, sustainable, caring, and transformed community of people.

Some of their activities are:

  • Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS): RAHA runs the Chhattisgarh government ICDS scheme in Lundra block in Surguja district. RAHA has been managing this program by taking care of 14,678 children, 3,160 mothers and 5,610 adolescent girls through a network of 445 Anganwadi centers with over 650 workers since 1995. ICDS is a government welfare program which provides food, preschool education, and primary healthcare to children under 6 years of age, and their mothers.
  • School Health Program: RAHA School Health Program was started in the year 1980. The program includes health education on relevant topics, health check-up including eye screening, and deworming. The essential components for school health include health related policies, safe water and sanitation facilities, skill based health education, and nutrition services. In FY15, a total of 32,053 students benefitted, of which 15,321 were Primary School students, 10,719 were Middle School students, and 6,013 were Higher Secondary School students.
  • Community Health Protection Scheme (CHPS): Community Health Protection Scheme (CHPS) was initiated by RAHA in 1981. Earlier it was known as Samaritan Fund. RAHA CHPS is one of the rare community health insurance programs in India that provides the entire spectrum of preventive and curative care. CHPS is a measure to increase solidarity among the members,one for all and all for one. Rates of utilization of the CHPS have been low, at approximately 7 claims per thousand members per year. The reason for this low rate is preventive care and a high number of health camps in villages as well as in schools.
  • Training on Integrated Approach to Health for Sister Nurses: 13 Sister Nurses attended one month training in Integrated Approach to Health with Ayushya at Changanasery in Kottayam District. This training on Integrated Approach to Health prepares a person for a comprehensive approach to health care. The topics included were Holistic Health, Psycho-nutrition and Health, Stress Management, Reflexology, Acupressure, Family Counseling, Cupping Therapy, Psychotherapy, and Emotional Body Health.
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Source : Audit Report 2015