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  • Integrated Health and Development Programme  in 8 Villages in Ri Bhoi and2 in Jaintia Hills. The Programmes addresses Public Health Issues like Sanitation and Water, Livelihood programmes through SHGs; Training on health with focus on Reproductive Child Health; Providing Health care to women and children with focus on Pregnant women; Promoting Indigenous system of medicines and livelihood; and Capacitating village leaders (both men, women and youth) in Leadership skills and Advocacy strategy. The project is  facilitated by Voluntary Health Association of Meghalaya (VHAM) with guidance and support from IIMK, Belgium . However, all activities will be strongly collaborated with the village heads, the SHGs and the all the members of the community and also with the government agencies. All reports relating to finance and activities will be prepared by VHAM and submitted to IIMK, Belgium.
  • Targeted Intervention to minimise HIV infection among IDUs in Jowai and Shillong: The project started in July 2008 and addresses IDU needs through Needle Syringe Exchange Programme, Primary health care ( Abscess management, referral etc), Condom promotion and distribution, Advocacy with community and stakeholders, detoxification (referral). All these activities functions through a Drop in Centre in Ladthadlaboh, Jowai  and Nongmensong, Shillong where IDUs also drop in for recreation and counselling.  The Project also provide Opioid Substitution Therapy with Buprenorphine to 400 Drug Users (200 each centre respectively). Funded by the Meghalaya State AIDS Control Society.
  • Targeted  Intervention on Female Drug Users in Shillong. The main objective of this programme is to reduce HIV, STD transmission among female drug users. Female DUs do not access the current targeted intervention programme for injecting Drug Users due to the large presence of male clients, making the programme male centric . The project started in July 2010 with 5 female drug users, today the project is providing service in the form of OST, NSEP, Health care, nutrition and counselling to 114 female drug users. Initially supported by UNODC, this project is noe fully supported by the Meghalaya AIDS Control Society.
  • Mother NGO in RCH programmes for East Khasi Hills District and Jaintia Hills District.  VHAM main roles and responsibilities is to capacitate Field NGOs in these Districts through trainings. The MNGO scheme is part of the National Rural Health Mission scheme started by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India from April 2005.
  • Main activities of this project:
    • Selecting and identifying unserved and underserved areas.
    • Identifying Field NGOs.
    • Working in liaison with the District Health Mission and the State Health Mission as well.
    • Capacitating Field NGOs on Maternal and Child Health, Adolescent health, Family Planning Programmes and Immunisation, besides others.
    • Monitoring activities of Field NGOs
    • Documenting Best Practices.

    Public Private Partnership with Meghalaya Government: VHAM is currently managing 2 Primary Health Centres in East Khasi Hills District viz Jatah PHC and Dangar PHC. The project gives VHAM the total authority of managing the PHCs with financial support from the State government. This is a scheme that falls under the Public Private Partnership of the National Rural Health Mission. In a nutshell the project is to ensure 24x 7 quality primary health care to people in the villages under the PHC, addressing emergencies and assisting the Government in times of  epidemics, natural disasters etc.

  • Community MonitoringThe main objectives of Community Monitoring is (i)To make available a methodical document that will reflect the needs of the community. (ii)To bring forth the feedbacks of the community based on their local needs and situations.(iii)To strengthened community involvement and participation through various levels of committees. (iv)To authenticate the information received from relevant sources in the community. (v)To build the capacity of Community members to monitor health programmes and institutions.The State NRHM has entrusted VHAM to implemented this programme of which VHAM is executing the same together with District Nodal NGOs, Mih Myntdu Community Social Welfare Association (Jaintia hills), Grassroots (East Khasi hills) and Socio Economic Welfare Society (West Garo Hills)
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