Making Health and Development a Reality for the people of India
Overview
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.
MNCP - Marriage No Child's Play
Marriage-No child’s play (MNCP) is a 5 year programme (2016-2020) aimed to reduce child marriage and its adverse effects on young women and girls. VHAI is a part of global alliance titled ‘ More than Brides’ (MTBA), that is running the Marriage-No child’s play (MNCP) programme for 5 years (2016-2020) in 5 countries with 4 partners that include SIMAVI, Save the Children, Oxfam Novib and Population Council.
UaCM - Unite against Child Marriage
The “Unite against Child Marriage” (UaCM) is supported by SIMAVI, Netherlands and is operational in Ganjam district of the Odisha state. The programme is implemented in four blocks of the Ganjam district namely Kholikote, Ganjam, Chatrapur, Beguniapada. The objectives of the programme is addressing the issues of early child marriage; convince and support the community to take up marriage as per the prescribed legal age of above 18 years.
UfBR - Unite for Body Rights
The Unite for Body Rights (UFBR) programme has been designed by the Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) Alliance. It envisages a society free of poverty in which, women, men, girls, boys and marginalized groups have sexual and reproductive rights irrespective of ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds, age, gender and sexual orientation. Voluntary Health Association of India implementing the programme in two Districts of Odisha since 2011 with support from Simavi, Netherland.
RRC - Regional Resource Centre
Regional Resource Centre: The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India in 1997 launched a comprehensive reproductive child health programme in partnership with the NGO sector to reach the underserved and inaccessible populations of the country. VHAI and other national level NGOs were designated as Regional Resource Centres (RRCs). VHAI started formally functioning as a Regional Resource Centre (RRC) since January 2002.
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