Overview of health
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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