SRADHA has been working to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. SRADHA calls for achieving universal access to sexual and reproductive health care, reducing maternal death rates, and ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030. Reproductive health problems are a leading cause of ill health and death for women and girls of childbearing age in India.
In project areas of SRSADHA, impoverished women suffer disproportionately from unintended pregnancies, unsafe abortion, maternal death and disability, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and related problems. Young people are also extremely vulnerable, facing disproportionately high HIV rates as well as barriers to reproductive health information and care.
SRADHA is a leading NGO promoting sexual and reproductive health, including family planning, comprehensive sexuality education and maternal health services. SRADHA works with local community groups to strengthen health systems, including through the training of midwives, who – when properly trained – could avert two thirds of maternal and neonatal deaths. SRADHA also works for the integration of HIV-prevention and treatment programmes into sexual and reproductive health care, so it is as readily available as possible.
Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health programme (ARSH) focuses on meeting health service needs of adolescents. SRADHA advocates for steps to ensure improved service delivery for adolescents. SRADHA promotes core package of services including promotive, preventive, curative and counseling services being made available for all adolescents - married and unmarried, girls and boys through Adolescent Friendly Health Clinics. SRADHA has been advocating for an enabling environment for adolescent to seek health care services through a spectrum of programmatic approaches:
i. Adolescent Friendly Health Clinics (AFHC): Through Adolescent Friendly Health Clinics, routine check-up at primary, secondary and tertiary levels of care to be provided with services, information and commodities to adolescents for varied health related needs such as contraceptives provision, management of menstrual problems, RTI/STI management, antenatal care and anaemia.
ii. Facility based Counseling services: Counseling services for adolescent on important issues such as nutrition, puberty, RTI/STI prevention and contraception and delaying marriage and child bearing & concerns related to contraception, abortion services, pre-marital concerns, substance misuse, sexual abuse and mental health problems to be provided through dedicated counselors.
iii. Outreach activities: SRADHA organizes outreach activities in schools, colleges, Teen clubs, vocational training centres, during Village Health Nutrition Day (VHND), Health melas and in collaboration with Self Help Groups to provide adequate and appropriate information to adolescents in spaces where they normally congregate.
To further strengthen the outreach component of ARSH programme, SRADHA has enrolled Peer Educators at village level About 680 peer educators have been selected and trained in the last three years.
SRADHA aims to protect and advance the rights of people affected by HIV/AIDS. The majority of all HIV infections are found in marginalized communities. The poor and excluded are at greatest risk for HIV infection and encompass the largest proportions of people living with HIV/AIDS.
Orissa, the most backward state of India, is being categorized at high risk of HIV/AIDS due to combined risk factors of poverty, illiteracy and migration in search of employment. A growing number of adults are being infected due to migration and mobility to metropolitan cities in employment search and back home they infect their wives.In Orissa some groups are at greater risk than others particularly migrant workers, their wives and children. Every alternate household in rural areas of Orissa has at least a person working as a labor in far off cities. Majority of boys of the age of 15 seen today in the village are very likely to land in a distant city tomorrow for work and livelihood.
India has the third highest number of HIV infections in the world with 2.1 million people estimated to be living with HIV. This is nearly 6% of the current global HIV population. HIV treatment coverage in India is only at 36% with 51% of AIDS-related deaths in Asia-Pacific happening in India. In certain states, nearly 90% of newly diagnosed persons infected with HIV were wives of migrant husbands. SRADHA aims to make a significant impact in the fight against HIV and AIDS by accelerating the uptake of PPTCT services amongst women and children in the most marginalised communities of India.
Through this programme, SRADHA is committed to directly benefiting pregnant mothers in the most marginalised communities of India by increasing the uptake of PPTCT services.
This programme will:
The main objectives of the programme are to:
SRADHA has been working to bring about greater awareness about the harmful effects of tobacco use and about the Tobacco Control Laws. The interventions under the Tobacco Control Programme have been largely planned at the primordial and primary levels of prevention. The main thrust areas are as follows:
SRADHA is engaged in advocacy, communication and social mobilization (ACSM) to supplement National TB Programmes and other initiatives to:
One of the initiatives is engaging rural youths and students as Stop TB Ambassadors
Malaria Control programme
The activities undertaken by SRADHA includes Integrated Vector Management (IVM) by training youths for Indoor Residual Spray (IRS) (167- youths trained)