HEALTH

Health

Code

Name of Project

Location

Period

Type

Vols No.

Age

OSVSWA-VOL-HLH-03

HEALTH

Daspalla, Dhenkanal, Angul, Khandapara

July –March

ENV, EDU, KIDS

8-12

18+

EMPOWER COMMUNITIES THROUGH HEALTH , SANITATION AND HYGIENE EDUCATION

Through OSVSWA’S health, sanitation and hygiene projects you can surely help people in bringing about a diagonal change in the community. Many households are yet to have permanent toilets and for this the hygiene level is quite low in the state of Odisha in India. You can help educate these people about the advantages of having toilets at home and help eradicate open defecation. Children can be educated to keep the environment clean and the usages of public dustbins. The women can be taught how to keep their homes and neighborhood clean and about waste management.

You can raise awareness about healthy water and sanitation practices, communicable and non-communicable diseases and sexual and reproductive health. You can help in educating about the good practices during pregnancies and child birth to women in particular and the family members. You can assist the health service providers to address identified health issues, including inadequate water and sanitation and health hygiene practices. You will be working regularly with local schools on health education activities and may also provide technical support. You may be required to engage or jump start a new project regarding health, hygiene and sanitation.

Go and give some time, they need you and your expertise. Be ready to learn too – you will see a lot of things you have never seen before. Do your best to realize that these are exceedingly talented people working in a broken health care system and always treat them with the utmost respect because what they are doing is exceptional. We implement innovative, effective programs that offer teaching, training and continuing education to local health care workers in resource-scarce countries. We focus on meeting the needs of the host country and institution, and creating programs that are sustainable and build local capacity.

The focus of OSVSWA programs is on building local capacity through the delivery of appropriate education programs that provide the local health care professional with the knowledge, skills and ability needed to address the health care needs of their country. OSVSWA projects are staffed by trained, licensed health care professionals (physicians, nurses, dentists, physical therapists and others) willing to donate their time and expertise to work side-by-side with their colleagues. OSVSWA volunteers come from private practice as well as academia. Many are leaders in their field, known for their professional, clinical and academic accomplishments.

OSVSWA staff and volunteers work closely with a variety of partner institutions (hospitals, clinics, universities, schools) in the project design, development and implementation stages. No two projects are the same as needs and priorities vary from country to country and from institution to institution.

OSVSWA support may include: clinical education, curricula development or updating, faculty mentoring, co-teaching of new content, professional development, funding attendance at professional meetings or workshops, developing protocols, and/or providing access to educational materials such as textbooks, journals, internet access and more. You are expected to build a foundation for activities that can be sustained by the community after you leave.

  • YOUR ROLE
  •   Help and aware people during Disasters and Health Crises
      Give information and educate people on Infectious Disease & Chronic Diseases
      Educate the society about Health Policies of the Government
      Build Capacity of health care workers and health systems
      Improve Quality of health care and global health programs
      Provide Care during emergencies and health crises
      Support Operations through other expertise such as information technology, monitoring and evaluation, fundraising and communications.
      Maternal and neo natal monitoring and educating women during pregnancies.