Community Based Health Project (CBHP) based in the district of Buldana, has been registered as St. Luke Community Health & Development Centre, Buldana. CBHP focuses on training and empowering Village Health Workers (VHW) as the main agents of change in their villages, while supporting them with Mobile Health Teams (MHT) and referral clinics.
Some of their programmes are:
· Health Programmes
a) Village Health Workers’ Training: VHWs promote health awareness and teach families to deal with common health problems through regular home visits.
b) Mobile Health Team: CBHP runs a mobile health clinic. They provide on-site healthcare services to villagers who cannot easily travel into Buldana city.
c) Low Cost Clinic: CBHP provides a low cost and effective care clinic in Buldana. Diseases treated at the clinic range from diabetes and hypertension, to acute illnesses like diarrhoea and parasite infestation. CBHP charges a minimal fee to allow access to the poor, while still meeting operating costs.
a)Women’s Adolescent Girls Group: This group provides an opportunity to village women for sharing knowledge, mutual encouragement and learning more about women’s rights, health care practices, and environment.
b)Vocational Training Programmes: CBHP provides low-cost skills trainings (sewing, handicraft, beautician, and computer skills) to widows and women so that they can acquire dignified work and independence.
c)Vidya Niketan English School: CBHP runs a low cost English medium school in Buldana. The school aims at providing children a supportive and friendly environment, and encouraging them to continue education and thus helps in reducing the school drop-out rates.
- Volunteer Immersion Programme (VIP): This is a joint programme run by CBHP and Nexus Abroad University of Melbourne. The VIP gives Australian students the opportunity to participate in CBHP’s programme activities in Buldana, while experiencing the local life and culture.
CBHP Australia works as the Australian arm of CBHP India, collaborating on a number of programmes and workshops, on maternal and child health, sanitation, water sustainability, and data surveillance. It is also involved in raising CBHP India’s profile in Melbourne, increasing public awareness of global health issues and gaining support for CBHP India.