Communicable & Non Communicable Disease

We educate the rural community and build their capacity to bring about lifestyle changes, develop a proactive attitude for better health and facilitate early diagnosis and treatment for communicable and non-communicable diseases.

Our interventions

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 borne diseases.

High Risk identification -

ACF provides training to both Sakhis and ASHA workers on communicable and non-communicable diseases 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 communicable and non-communicable diseases. 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.