VHAI working with the primary goal of ‘making health a reality for people of India’ is having one of the largest networks of voluntary organizations in the country. VHAI has been sincerely initiating, supporting and implementing programs at the grassroots, building up professional and managerial capacities of state VHAs and their member organizations and supporting and coordinating national programs and campaigns. With a highly qualified staff comprising of medical doctors, demographers and public health experts the organization has been implementing and coordinating several national programs and campaigns since its inception in 1970. There are separate units for communicable and non-communicable diseases under the overall guidance of the Chief Executive.
Tuberculosis (TB) remains one of the world’s deadliest communicable diseases. In 2013, an estimated 9.0 million people developed TB and 1.5 million died from the disease, 360 000 of whom were HIV-positive and India alone accounted for 24% of total cases with an annual incidence of 2.1 million new cases.
Vector Borne Disease Control Program
Malaria is still a key concern in the public health sector of India. India accounts for approximately two thirds of the confirmed cases reported in the South-East Asia region. Northeast India contributes around 10% to 12 % of the Malaria cases. This region shares 90% of its border with foreign countries.
VHAI-MDM Health And Development
The integrated health and development programme in Adri PHC area under Thuamul Rampur Block, one of the most remote and inaccessible area in Kalahandi District, Odisha sets a new direction for primary health care with a greater emphasis on community health, community involvement , health promotion, curative and preventive care.