Join forces with to help fund basic medical care for 11,000 people
PRASAD has a long relationship with the tribal people of the Tansa Valley, helping them achieve self sustainability through education, medical care and women’s Self-Help Groups. This goodcircle project, our third with the award winning organization, is raising funds for PRASAD Medical Services. In India, more than 66% of rural populations have no access to medical care. Lack of access to preventive medical care correlates to a 73% greater incidence of dying from an infectious disease that could have been thwarted.
PRASAD Medical Services focus is primarily on education and prevention-based care, while also providing treatment where and when necessary. PRASAD runs a full-fledged hospital and diagnostic center, a modern eye-care clinic, a comprehensive dental care clinic and acclaimed TB and HIV/AIDS programs. These are supported by preventive and educational initiatives that are permanently improving the health and welfare of Tansa residents. PRASAD serves a 25 km area with a population of more than 200,000.
The cost of this project is $32,290.00, which includes all administrative fees, and funds more than 11,000 medical visits for adults and children in the Tansa Valley. The PRASAD Board of Trustees – Frederic Dacqmine, Jyotika Patel, Deborah Royce and Harriette Cole, and Trustee Candidate Satya Stainton has offered to match every donation, dollar for dollar, for the next 60 days or until the project reaches its funding goal. That’s an incredible opportunity. For example, a $50.00 donation from you, matched by the Board of Trustees, sends 50 children to a day of Health Care Camp.
How this project makes a difference
PRASAD Chikitsa Anukampaa Health Care Center is open six days a week offering comprehensive general and specialized health care to the community. All medical programs are interlinked to provide comprehensive services to patients. PRASAD organizes regular monthly school camps, village camps and community talks for early diagnosis and treatment as a part of preventive health.treatment to common life threatening diseases such as:
- malaria, typhoid, hypertension, diabetes and asthma.
- Tuberculosis Program
- Dental Program
- Eye Clinic
- Mental health program
$25 provides medical visits for 10 patients. Includes medical examination, referrals and basic medicine.
$30 provides eye exams for 10 patients
$50 provides medical visits for 20 patients. Includes medical examination, referrals and basic medicine.
$100 provides one-day health care camp for 50 children. Includes medical examination, referrals and basic medicine.
$200 provides one-day health care camp for 100 children. Includes medical examination, referrals and basic medicine.
Since 1998, PRASAD Children’s Dental Health Program (PRASAD CDHP) has provided dental services and education via its mobile dental clinic in schools and community sites throughout Sullivan and parts of Ulster County, NY. The mission of PRASAD CDHP is to improve the dental health of children by providing comprehensive, high quality dental services through education, prevention, detection and treatment. PRASAD CDHP is highly regarded in the community and has helped over 69,000 children in its 16 years!
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