Both communicable and non-communicable diseases have a widespread presence in rural India. In fact, NCDs are the leading cause of adult mortality and morbidity worldwide.
In order to increase a proactive response to communicable and non-communicable diseases, ACF has adopted the following approach.
Health Promotion -
We provide Health awareness at a community level via Sakhis who promote a healthy lifestyle and focus on reducing major risk factors like tobacco use, physical inactivity, unhealthy diet and use of alcohol. They create awareness on prevention of TB and HIV infections with counseling, and provide measures for tackling vector born diseases.
High Risk identification -
ACF provides training to both Sakhis and ASHA workers on CD and NCD so they can assess high risk patients for diabetes and hypertension. We also place special focus on TB and HIV among vulnerable populations such as truckers.
Screening & Early Detection -
High-risk patients are linked with health facilities for screening and treatment for both CD and NCD. Screening and early detection is carried out in association with government health units for timely, affordable and accurate diagnosis.
Access to Affordable Treatment -
ACF helps facilitate access to treatment by working closely with Government and other service providers to provide benefits to identified patients.
Diagnosis - correct!
Ashok Kumar was struggling. He’d had multiple tests from multiple clinics, but no one could diagnose the problem causing him so much pain. A bladder issue, he had spent thousands of rupees on tests and still there was no result. Finally, after a difficult time, on his son-in-law’s advice, Ashok visited the ACF Darlaghat diagnostic centre – 21km away from his place. “That was the best decision I made — the…Read more
Age: 36 years
| Village: Kashlog, Darlaghat, Himachal Pradesh
"Her mother in law kept insisting that Pawan have her child at home. She was adamant
She had heard rumours about how crowded the hospital was and that doctors didn’t pay attention.
I tried to tell her about the potential risks — to the mother and the child — but because the previous ultrasounds had been good, she didn’t…