Vanavasi Seva Kendra

(Geographical location : Adhaura, Kaimur)

Vanavasi Seva Kendra has started leprosy eradication activities among forest dwellers and villages of Kaimur plateau in 1980 with its own resources and the ideologies of great freedom fighter Late Jaya Prakash Narayan. Impact of work convinced the then Govt. Health Authorities who recommended for funding to the Govt. of India. The support from Govt. of India started in 1984 for Adhaura block. Later in 1987, GLRA India joined hands with Govt. of India to support the project activities expanded in two blocks (Adhaura and Nauhatta).

Leprosy Services: SET under the NLEP program was started in 1987 with majority of tribal population of 385,000. Since then a total of 4,253 new leprosy affected people were treated successfully.

TB Services: The project also initiated TB control activities under RNTCP from 2007 by establishing a TB unit for 390,000 population spread across five remote blocks. Till now a total of 1576 affected people were treated.

Other Activities: Project is also involved in different community development activities in remote rural villages with help of local government and other like minded NGO’s. The major activities are eye camps, skin camps and arranging family planning operation campaign.

Facilities: diagnosis, TB microscopy and treatment, IEC campaign, Eye care.

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