In collaboration with Faculty of Dentistry, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, the Healthcare & Orphan Care Departments jointly organized a dental care camp at Community Learning Centre in Kanchan Kunj, Delhi.
Around 90 people including children undergo dental screening and the people who need further treatment have been referred to JMI Dental College.
Human welfare foundation organised a First Aid Training workshop in Haridwar, Uttrakhand. In which 50 volunteers from diverse academic backgrounds participated. Mohd Shahzad, Community Health office lead the workshop.
HWF’s commitment to improving healthcare access extends to the grassroots level, where some of the most vulnerable populations reside. As part of this endeavor, we have initiated a remarkable program that involves the organization of mobile medical camps in slums and slum-like areas. This initiative brings essential medical services directly to communities that often have limited access to healthcare.
HWF operates three dedicated mobile medical vans—one in Delhi, which is a collaborative effort with Al Shifa Hospital and the Aster DM Foundation from Kerala; another in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand; and, last year, we launched another service in the Barmer region of Rajasthan, also operating in collaboration with the Aster DM Foundation. These mobile medical units are equipped with the necessary medical equipment and staffed by skilled healthcare professionals who are passionate about making a difference.
The impact of this program in 2021 is particularly noteworthy. Throughout the year, we organized a total of 469 medical camps, reaching out to and benefitting an impressive 24,107 people. This achievement underscores the program’s effectiveness in addressing the healthcare needs of these often underserved communities.
In sum, the mobile medical camp program is a testament to HWF’s commitment to reaching those who need medical care the most, regardless of their socio-economic status or geographic location. By taking healthcare to slum areas, we’re not only alleviating immediate health concerns but also contributing to the long-term well-being and resilience of these communities.
Human Welfare Foundation’s commitment to improving healthcare access extends to the northern states of India, where we organize a series of regular medical camps and workshops. These initiatives are vital for addressing the healthcare needs of underserved communities, particularly in slum areas and regions with limited access to adequate healthcare facilities.
These medical camps serve as lifelines for communities that may not have the resources or proximity to access essential healthcare services. The services provided at these camps are fundamental, encompassing basic medical care, health check-ups, and consultations with healthcare professionals. These services can be the first line of defense in identifying and addressing various health issues.
One key area of focus in these camps is the prevention of communicable diseases. This is especially crucial in densely populated areas like slums, where the risk of disease transmission can be high.
In addition to providing medical services, HWF takes a proactive approach to raising awareness about health and hygiene. Health Awareness Talks are an integral part of these activities. These talks aim to educate community members about essential health practices, including proper sanitation, nutrition, and the importance of immunizations. This knowledge empowers individuals to take charge of their health and make informed decisions regarding their well-being and that of their families.
The impact of these medical camps and workshops extends far beyond the immediate medical care provided. They foster a sense of community engagement and support, showing the community that there are organizations and individuals who care about their health and well-being.
HWF plays a vital role in addressing a critical healthcare issue in the North Indian States – the availability of safe blood and blood products for transfusion. One of their notable initiatives is the organization and execution of Blood Donation Camps at various locations and medical centers across the region. These camps, held in collaboration with renowned hospitals and the medical fraternity, are instrumental not only in increasing the blood supply but also in raising global awareness about the crucial need for safe blood.
Blood is a life-saving resource, and ensuring a steady supply of safe and healthy blood is a significant challenge in many parts of the world, including the North Indian States. HWF recognizes this issue and has taken proactive steps to bridge the gap between the demand and supply of blood.
Through their frequent Blood Donation Camps, HWF provides a platform for individuals from all walks of life to come forward and voluntarily donate blood. These events are meticulously organized and often attract a substantial turnout of volunteers willing to make a difference in the lives of those in need.
HWF has also taken on the noble task of raising global awareness about the necessity of safe blood and blood products. This educational outreach is instrumental in dispelling myths and misconceptions surrounding blood donation and encouraging more people to become regular donors.
Human Welfare Foundation’s commitment to improving public health in the Delhi region and various parts of North Indian states is exemplified through its vaccination programs, which are conducted in collaboration with Al Shifa Multispecialty Hospital. These programs are a proactive and essential part of our mission to provide healthcare to those who are often marginalized or underserved.
Through our Medical Mobile Van and established Medical Centers in different regions, we facilitate these vaccination programs with the goal of benefiting disadvantaged populations.
Vaccination is one of the most effective public health interventions. By offering a range of vaccines, we contribute to the prevention of various infectious diseases that can have severe consequences for individuals and communities.
We are also collaborating with Government Health Departments to implement this program.
HWF also extends its financial support to poor and needy patients who are struggling to afford their healthcare expenses. This aspect of their work is equally significant as it aims to improve the quality of life and overall well-being of individuals facing health challenges.
In a region where access to quality healthcare can be limited for many due to economic constraints, HWF’s financial assistance is a lifeline for those in need. The support they provide is not limited to a particular medical condition but encompasses a broad spectrum of healthcare needs. This includes assisting poor patients in obtaining essential medical devices like artificial arms and cochlear implants, which can significantly enhance their quality of life.
HWF’s commitment to extending their support to a diverse range of healthcare needs underscores their dedication to improving the overall health and well-being of the underprivileged.
The major focus of HWF during the Covid-19 pandemic lied on providing hospital facilities when the whole country was reeling under the shortage of hospital and ICU beds, oxygen, and ventilators. The existing multispecialty hospital in Delhi was upgraded and a 40-bedded Covid Field Hospital setup. One Oxygen generating plant was also set up and the mobile medical vans and medical centres provided round-the-clock service to fight Covid-19. Oxygen cylinders, concentrators, and ventilators were also made available in different parts of the country. The Covid Handholding Project, one of its kind initiatives, was launched to provide livelihood support to thousands who lost their livelihood due to Covid.
HWF offers mobile OPD and ambulance services in some areas through its Mobile Medical Units & Ambulances. The services were extended to new places during Covid-19 pandemic. In 2022, HWF donated one mobile ICU to Al-Shifa Hospital, New Delhi and three ambulances to West Bengal Welfare Trust, Kolkata, Khidmat Welfare Trust, Lucknow and Al Falah Hospital, Azamgarh.