This crowdfunding campaign was created to provide interim funding to the Healthy Village Clinic during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Healthy Village Clinic is a public health intervention that provides direct primary health care services to nearly 2,500 individuals living in that region of the Himalayan foothills serving about 28 villages in and around Patti village. The project substantially impacts around 1500 to 2500 community members annually including some nomad shepherds who travel in the Shivalik hills around Patti village.
The Healthy Village Clinic promotes healthcare and hygiene with an emphasis on prevention. Services provided by the Healthy Village Clinic include, but are not limited to:
1) Women’s Health
2) Family Planning
3) General Health Checks
4) Nutritional Guidance
5) Substance Abuse Prevention
6) First Aid Training
7) Promotion of Gender Equality
The Clinic receives funding from two public health internship programs being run by Child Family Health International (CFHI) as their Community Health Project. The two programs are: Rural Urban Himalayan Rotation https://www.cfhi.org/ruralurban-himalayan-rotation and Introduction to Traditional Medicine https://www.cfhi.org/traditional-medicine-in-the-himalayas
These programs are offered to students seeking to study abroad. Some areas of study for the Healthy Village Clinic international students include Osteopathy, Chiropractic, Nursing, Physician Assistants, Doctors, and Public Health. The public health internships provide students an opportunity to learn about local health care in rural communities. The village has expressed gratitude and appreciation for the student’s voluntary participation in the local health camps.
Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students have been unable to travel and participate in the place-based internship programs. What’s more, the services provided through the public health intervention are now in jeopardy due to a lack of funding from the public health internship programs. Until the internships can resume, the Healthy Village Clinic needs another source of income to sustain the vital services it provides to the villagers of Patti, India.
Your donation would ensure a continuity of care for the lives of thousands of individuals in need of basic health care. 100% of your donations will go to the Healthy Village Clinic. Please share this campaign with family and friends interested in making a difference. Thank you.