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Health Foundation for Rural India (HFRI) was established in the United States in July 2014. HFRI is a non-profit organization working to provide resources to rural and tribal villages, to make people self- reliant and self-sufficient for their healthcare needs. Medical camps are conducted in villages to spread awareness and provide medical attention.
HFRI is an important limb of "EKAL ABHIYAN", which includes three segments, rural education (Ekal Vidyalaya), health care for rural villages (HFRI in USA and Arogya Foundation of India) and economic development of villages (Ekal Gramotthan).
Certain diseases are more prevalent in rural and tribal areas. It may be due to lack of priority about heath, lack of medical knowledge about the diseases, illiteracy, poverty, unhygienic conditions, bad water supply, social evils, inappropriate lifestyle and lack of government’s full attention. As per statistics, the following percentage of citizens in rural villages are affected by the most common illnesses.
* Source: Government of India, Health Statistics
Develop model to inspire medical and non medical people to join this great mission by arranging health seminars, health meet and invite guest speakers and health coordinators.
HFRI medical internship initiative, connects West & East by taking premedical / medical / paramedical students from USA to medical schools and hospitals to get exposure to Indian medical system, common tropical disease and village health & culture.
Provide platform for researcher / medical student from USA to work in Indian rural villages.
Write for grants to health foundations and Corporations in USA.
HFRI works with EA team in India and collects fund for them.
Promote health awareness through health education.
Health Training Center.
Anemia Control Program.
General Health Camps.
Provide healthcare for our full-time Ekal workers.
Train healthcare workers in liaison with full-time workers of Ekal Vidyalaya.
Develop infrastructure, financial support, and liaison with other organizations working in the health sector.
Medical Camps for Anemia prevention, Cataract detection and treatment, Dental health and hygiene, Blood donation drives and Ayurvedic treatment for Anemia.
Camps conducted - 1,459
Villages covered - 25,233
Patients consulted - 2,18,408
86.5% - prevalence in rural women
83% - improved post treatment (in women)
35-50% - prevalence in children (6 - 59 months)
45-50% improved post treatment
Camps held - 11
Beneficiaries - 896
Camps held - 149
Patients consulted - 52,311
Cataract cases - 18,614
Cataracts operated - 12,625
Patients consulted - 621
Cleansing cases - 251
Tooth extractions - 154