NEFORD Health & Sanitation Program
The major objectives of NEFORD Health & Sanitation Program are to reduce population growth rate through smaller families, reduce infant mortality and improve health and hygiene. It aims at educating people about the importance of keeping their homes and the surroundings clean; improving sanitary
conditions of the villages; protecting people from various diseases particularly those spreading out of
water-stagnation and open defecation; inculcating a sense of hygiene and creating a general awareness in
the villages regarding health, hygiene and sanitation and promoting own kitchen gardens to enable people
to get nutritious and fresh fruits & vegetables. This helps in reducing malnutrition, anemic problems and
incidence of diseases.
NEFORD organizes group meetings to bring about awareness regarding issues related to health & sanitation and impart health tips on a regular basis. NEFORD’s Health Volunteers conduct medical camps with focus on mother & child health and primary health care techniques. Specialist doctors and other medical practitioners visit such camps. Health of pregnant women in the target villages is followed up and these women have free consultation with NEFORD doctor. NEFORD also plans to launch Mobile Health Units. NEFORD conducts awareness campaign particularly with a view to educating men folk on Sexually Transmitted Diseases, AIDS and HIV. NEFORD’s Village Sanitation Volunteers along with villagers carryout Village Cleaning Campaign. NEFORD establishes partnerships with government, health service providers & local communities and strives for providing solutions that comprehensively meet health care needs.