|Immunizations in collaboration with municipal health authorities|
After two years of operation of the Shravan Health Center (SHC), GPM and Doctors4You conducted a comprehensive internal evaluation about the impact of the SHC on the Kalwa community of 200,000 people. The findings include significant positive outcomes, including very successful immunization programs that increased the proportions of immunization in children by 20%.
Dr. Swetambari Thanawala and patient part
of the monthly GPM medical check up
We are also pleased to report that the municipal health authorities regularly use the SHC for workshops and public programs such as eye exams, vaccination camps, diabetes testing, hygiene education, and other vital health issues. The Dr. Gerald J. Friedman Infant Malnutrition Intervention Program has been very effective as well as the Birthday Health Club and the monthly dermatology and diabetes clinics. The number of children who have been treated at the SHC has met our projected target of almost 600 a month or 7000 children a year!
|Eye examinations and workshop run by Doctors 4 You |
in collaboration with the Indian Cancer Society at the SHC
|Women's Health workshop run by Dr. Swetambari Thanawala|
As a result of this discovery, GPM decided to recruit a female OB/GYN and pediatrician. In July Dr. Swetambari Thanawala began working at the SHC!
Already in her first month, Dr. Thanawala's presence has resulted in a dramatic increase in the number of women seeking treatment and the goal is for more and more women will come to the clinic as word of Dr. Thanawala's activities with GPM.
|Dr. Swetambari Thanawala in action|