Monday, February 1, 2016

Shravan Health Center now treating TB patients!

TB patients in the kalwa slums of approximately 200,000 people are now able to receive TB medication and treatment free of cost at the Shravan Health Center run by Gabriel Project Mumbai and Doctors for You. We are proud to announce that the Shravan Health Center has become an official tuberculosis treatment facility (DOTS) in the  Kalwa slums. The DOTS treatment is the World Health Organization's (WHO) recommended "cost-effective way to stop the spread of TB in communities with a high incidence". With enthusiastic collaboration of the Government of India's 'Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program (RNTCP), the Shravan Health Center is part of  the Government of India's National Strategic Plan 2012-17 to achieve a TB free India.

Treatment is local, accessible and monitored by the staff of the Shravan Health Center. The health center's para-medical outreach personnel will be able to refer possible new TB patients as they visit families in their homes, to early treatment at the Shravan Health Center.

According to the WHO, Tuberculosis is an infectious disease killer that affects million people worldwide with 1.5 million deaths in 2014. The good news is that global death rate has dropped byhalf (47%) between 1990 and 2015 and an estimated 43 million lives have been saved during that period. The Shravan Health Center will be part of this encouraging trend!

Gabriel Project Mumbai is grateful for the hard work of our partner Doctors For You, and especially Dr. Amit Nohwar, in making this profound collaboration with the local health authorities in making The Shravan Health Center a focus of impactful healing for the men, women and children affected by TB in the Kalwa slums.
Shravan Health Center is now treating TB patients