Overview of health
challenges

India's population (as per 2020) was 1.38 billion. There are great inequalities in health between states, for example the infant mortality in Kerala is six per 1,000 live births, but in Uttar Pradesh it is 64.

The country presently suffers from the triple burden of disease - the unfinished agenda of infectious diseases; the challenge of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) linked with lifestyle changes; and emergence of new pathogens causing epidemics and pandemics.

Of all the health problems in India, heart disease is among the deadliest. Around 55 million people in India have some form of cardiovascular diseases due to sedentary lifestyle and diet.

A map showing India

History

In India, Rotary Family Health Days has evolved to become a prevention and treatment program with on-site access to free medications and the immediate scheduling of follow up surgeries and care. India’s Rotarian leaders developed an on-line registration and data collection system which shortened participants’ wait time and tracked the number of citizens served in real time.

A map showing India

Rotary Family
Health Days Sites

Monitoring and evaluation reports have found that the effectiveness of the program was found significant and that such events should ideally take place more frequently in order to allow more and more needy people to benefit. Click the sites below to see highlights from a selection of Health Days that were held in India.

People seeking healthcare in India"/>

Of the nearly 70,000 who accessed health care at the sites, 35,835 were male and 33,552 female. A total volunteer base of 2,800 people saw that each person who visited a site received an average of 5 healthcare services.

Impact

In 2016, nearly 70,000 citizens received free health screens, immunizations, obtained medicines and even follow up surgeries at 25 sites. India’s Rotary leaders developed an on-line registration and data collection system which shortened participants’ wait time and tracked the number of citizens served in real time.

RFHD India
RFHD India

Of the nearly 70,000 who accessed health care at the sites, 35,835 were male and 33,552 female. A total volunteer base of 2,800 people saw that each person who visited a site received an average of 5 healthcare services.

A Rotary volunteer at RFHA India

Planning for this campaign took nine months and was funded by a Global Grant sponsored by District 6900 and District 3040 and The Rotary Foundation. About 1,000 Rotarians and 350 Rotaractors volunteered in the program that operated with a cash outlay of nearly $100,000.

A Rotary volunteer at RFHA India
A Rotary volunteer at RFHA India

Testimonials

This has been a great partnership experience, focusing on reaching the community’s most remote regions

- District Governor Sanjeev Gupta

Country Report

Our comprehensive reporting ensures accurate impact assessment, sustainability and accountability. 

video about Rotary Family Health Days

Country Program and M&E Reports

As a result of movement and gathering restrictions necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, our 2020 campaign was unable to take place.

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