Uttar Pradesh Voluntary Health Association (UPVHA)
Uttar Pradesh Voluntary Health Association (UPVHA) head quarters office is located in Lucknow (India). UPVHA has 21 years of experience implementing quality programming in State of Uttar Pradesh (India). With a staff of over 100 UPVHA focuses on integrated interventions to address Maternal Health and Child Survival, Neonatal Health, Nutrition and Breast Feeding, Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, Family Planning, Women Empowerment, Panchayat Empowerment, Environmental Sanitation & Water Supply, Legal Aspects of Health, Indian System of Medicine (ISM) and Traditional System of Medicine (TSM) . Employing a unique approach to training communities and local organizations, Counterpart ensures that programs are locally appropriated and sustainable. Our programs are designed to aid the most vulnerable population in the regions of program implementation, including women, Dalit/Oppressed, Tribal, School going Children, Poor and Deprived, Slum Dwellers, Victims of Displacement, Difficult Areas like Bundelkhand, Migrants.
UPVHA is a registered society registered under Societies Registration Act 1860 and governed by U.P. Societies Registration Rules 1975. UPVHA is registered with Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India under Foreign Contribution Regulation Act. UPVHA has got PAN ,TAN from Department of Income Tax, GoI, and is entitled for all 0provisions under Sections 80-G & 12-A of Income Tax Act.
UPVHA has worked in following fields of activity
Clinic Based Reproductive Health Services Delivery Project funded by SIFPSA:
UPVHA is implementing this project in Kaurihar and Soraon Blocks of Allahabad District since November 1, 2006. It aims at improving Reproductive Health status of BPL Clients alongwith others. The project involves ASHA, ANM, AWW, Village Health Committee, Kisan Sewa Kendra, SHGs, Mahila Mandals, PHC/CHC Staff and Private Service Providers.
Urban Basic Services for the Poor (UBSP) funded by UNICEF :
UPVHA has implemented UBSP Programme in 25 Districts of UP in 1992.. The objective of this project was to empower Women and Children living in Urban Slums. The UPVHA was recognized as a Field Training Institute by State Govt. The Coverage was the population of 386 slums from 25 Districts. UPVHA trained 4206 Resident Community Volunteers (RCVs) under this project.
Rural Action for Development Health Avenues (RADHA) funded by USAID+GoI :
RADHA Project was implemented by UPVHA in the year 1993-97. The objective of the project was to reduce MMR and IMR of three population covered under the project area. The project was implemented in 21 Districts involving 50 partner NGOs. The number of population covered under this project was 250,000 living in total 250 villages of the area.
Rehabilitation Programme funded by CRS :During the earth quack natural disaster in Districts Chamoli, Uttar Kashi and Tehri of Garhwal Region In 1997, about 60% families were displaced from their original habitat. UPVHA organized health camps and extended provisions to the affected families. More than 200 families were rehabilitated by providing Tinned Shelters. Also the training in First Aid was conducted for the Volunteers nominated by the community.
School Health Check-up Programme funded by Save The Children Fund :Simultaneous with the above event school health check-up camps were organized in the affected area in the year 1997.
AIDS Awareness Programme funded by UPSACS :AIDS Awareness Programme was conducted in 21 Slums of Lucknow City in the year 1998. The project had a target intervention for Truckers plying on Lucknow--Sitapur National Highway in which folk media had been involved.
RCH Health Camps in support of Pulse Polio Campaign funded by UNICEF:
UPVHA organized 375 RCH Camps in 5 districts of UP in three phases during October-December, 1994. The districts of Meerut, Muzaffarnagar, Bulandshahar, Moradabad and Budaun were selected by UNICEF on the basis of low status nin immunization coverage..In this activity 7 member NGOs played the role of partner with UPVHA. The objective of these camps was to provide RCH Services to the community to boost up Pulse Polio.
Capacity Building for Health Post Management funded by World Bank+UPHSDP :
UPVHA was associated by UPHSDP for Capacity Building of 91 Project Partners in Health Post Management process. Total Number of 163 Delegates from 4 districts were trained under this programme. The curriculum included availability of services in OPD at Health Post; Maternal and Child Health, Immunization, Documentation, Financial Management. The objective of the training was to ensure MCH Services, OPD Services, Health Education, Safe Delivery and Referral.
KHOJ Project funded by EZE+VHAI :
KHOJ Project was implemented from 1993 to 2003 in Block-Sewapuri, District- Varanasi. The main objective of the project was to reduce MMR and IMR, control of Diarrhoea & Pneumonia and Empowerment of Gram Panchayat. This project was implemented in three phases covering 21 Gram Panchayat.
Awareness Programme for Japanese Encephalitis funded by IGSSS :
Tarai Belt of Eastern U.P. is very prone to Japanese Encephalitis. Every year many people loose their lives due to J.E. UPVHA took initiative to aware the masses of the Tarai Belt. This project was implemented in 1993. The main activities conducted in were awareness, Immunization and Community Meetings. Some pressure groups were also developed for advocacy. The coverage districts under this programme were Maharajganj, Deoria, Gorakhpur, Siddharthnagar, and Bahraich.
IEC Programme for Govt. Health Officials funded by USAID+GoI:
Workshops on IEC Strategy for FW were conducted by UPVHA in the year of 1993 for District and Block level Medical Personal of Govt. Department with the objective of sensitization on IEC component and role of various partners and groups including community. Total 9 districts were covered in this project.
Block Motivator Counselor Training Programme funded by UNICEF:
UPVHA has organized Orientation Workshops for Block Motivator Counselor (BMC) of UNICEF in year 2003 on Methods and techniques of handling IEC material prepared by UNICEF on Immunization. The participants represented total 9 districts. The total number of trainees was 80.
RCH Programme under Mother NGO Scheme funded by GoI:
UPVHA was recognized as Mother NGO under RCH Programme of Govt. of India in the year 2001-02. The objective of this project is to reduce MMR, IMR and access to health facilities in the unserved and underserved areas. The activities of project were implemented by 12 FNGOs in 4 districts of Eastern UP.
Support in IEC Development funded by CAPART :
UPVHA has developed IEC material and Video film on water and sanitation for CAPART.
Assessment of IEC Strategy on HIV and AIDS- A Study funded by Action Aid, India :
The objective of study is to assess the affectivity of IEC strategy and IEC material on HIV and AIDS developed by different government organizations and non-government organization. The area coverage under the study included rural and urban population in districts of Meerut, Lucknow, Gorakhpur and Kushinagar. It is a sample study based on exploratory and descriptive research design with intensive content analysis. The Report of the study was launched on 28th October,2006 before different stakeholder agencies and MEDIA.
Poor Area Civil Society Programme funded by DFID :
UPVHA is implementing this project in two districts of Bundelkhand Region since year 2002. The thematic areas of are -- Women empowerment, self help initiative through SHG, empowerment of local self governance, advocacy for entitlements and social cohesion. The project will continued till year June, 2007.
AYUSH IEC programme funded by GOI :
The short name AYUSH stands for the systems of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy. The Department of AYUSH, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India as sponsored this project with the objective of promotion of above systems through community meetings, training of Registered Medical Practitioners (RMP), Health Camps and Yoga Classes for the students of primary level education. This project is being implemented in two districts through 2 NGOs.
Integrated Community Health and Training Programme funded by Bread for the World (BFW) and Christian Aid (CA) :
BFW and CA have been providing funds to UPVHA as partner since the last 21 years. Main objective of this project is to empower NGOs functionaries through Modular Training Programme in Community Health, Women Health, TBAs Training, Adolescent Health, HIV and AIDS, Indian System of Medicine and Additional System of Medicine, Tribal Health, Nutrition Deficiency Disorders, Occupational Health Hazards, Primary Curative Services and First Aid, Vector Born Disease, Water Born Disease, Environmental Health and Legal Expect.