COVID UPDATE

We are witnessing a devastating human tragedy in India with the recent surge in COVID. Families are going through unprecedented times, having to search across hundreds of sources on internet/ social media to find much needed help. Child Survival India has started a helpline “Prayaas” which is working with families to help them find the support they require in hour of need. 

We strive to work as a helping hand in identifying the hospital bed availability, ambulance, oxygen alternatives, references of medical stores and the plasma donors. In case you need help, kindly submit your request prayaas.org.in

WE HELP PEOPLE HELP THEMSELVES

We empower marginalized and vulnerable members of the community by enhancing their knowledge, skills, capacities, as well as helping them to access opportunities and services and participate in life’s decisions.

You can create a better quality of life for women, children, families and communities in the poor urban and rural settlements in India with improved health, education and social status for all.

We believe that people themselves have the power to bring change, to make a difference and create hope for life. CSI simply act as catalysts and facilitators to help these people face with confidence and dignity life’s challenges.

No Poverty by 2030

Let’s aim for a nation without poverty by 2025. This is possible by your small contributions in helping people learn how to help themselves by skill development, good sanitation so that there are fewer diseases and lower infant and maternal mortalities.

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We believe that people themselves have the power to bring change, to make a difference and create hope for life. CSI simply act as catalysts and facilitators to help these people face with confidence and dignity life’s challenges.

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Rahul (name changed), 25 years, is a migrant daily wage laborer in Chandigarh, originally hailing from Uttar Pradesh. Still unmarried, Rahul lived alone on the streets on a street cart as he could not manage an accomodation in his meagre income. On 29th November 2021, Rahul came to our health camp and got tested for #HIV. Unfortunately he was found infected with the virus. He was taken to ICTC center for confirmatory test & his report again came out positive.

Rahul became distraught and disturbed after learning about his HIV status. The CSI staff then tried to counsel him but he was not ready to listen to them. The biggest challenge for CSI team was to keep in regular touch with him as Rahul did not have a house, had no mobile and neither had any identification documents. CSI employees went to Labor Chowk and other meeting places daily in search of him but he was nowhere to be found.

Suddenly, after several days through a peer educator, the CSI team got the information that Rahul had come to the labour chowk. CSI team immediately went there and brought him to the office. CSI counselor gave Rahul his mobile number to keep in touch. and told him that he has to come to the office next morning as they would help him get the Aadhaar number so that his registration to the ART center could be completed and his ART (antiretroviral therapy) treatment could be started. Next day, one of our outreach workers took Rahul to UIDAI main office at Chandigarh & his Aadhaar number was located through his biometrics and he was finally registered at the ART center.

After getting registered in ART, he went through several other tests upon which he was suspected to have TB and was asked to undergo a CT Scan of chest. The CT scan was not free and #ART could not be started without confirmation about TB. However Rahul did not have enough money for paying for CT scan. CSI team thus chipped in and collected money among themselves and from some donations & got his Chest CT done. He was found Tubercular and his ART and Anti TB treatment both started.

As the winter progressed, Rahul would come to CSI project office everyday and tell the team that he could not sleep in the open as it was getting cooler day by day and wanted to sleep in our drop in center. However that was not possible. CSI team helped him get some old woolen clothes in donations so that he could tide over the winter season. Team also talked to many contractors to get him a place to stay but to no avail. Finally the CSI staff contacted a Rain Basera (Night Shelter) that agreed to take Rahul as an inmate.

With regular medication, Rahul’s health has improved and he is now maintaining proper hygiene too. Rahul is happy now. He said that earlier no one would treat me well and used to drive me away as they thought I was a beggar as I had shabby and sickly appearance. But the CSI staff did not discriminate against me like others and helped me in every way possible. For this I am very grateful to the Child Survival India team at Targeted Intervention project for migrant workers at Chandigarh who have helped me live a positive and healthy life, despite HIV.
#PLHIV #migrantlabourer
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Rahul (name changed), 25 years, is a migrant daily wage laborer in Chandigarh, originally hailing from Uttar Pradesh. Still unmarried, Rahul lived alone on the streets on a street cart as he could not manage an accomodation in his meagre income. On 29th November 2021, Rahul came to our health camp and got tested for #HIV. Unfortunately he was found infected with the virus. He was taken to ICTC center for confirmatory test & his report again came out positive.

Rahul became distraught and disturbed after learning about his HIV status. The CSI staff then tried to counsel him but he was not ready to listen to them. The biggest challenge for CSI team was to keep in regular touch with him as Rahul did not have a house, had no mobile and neither had any identification documents. CSI employees went to Labor Chowk and other meeting places daily in search of him but he was nowhere to be found. 

Suddenly, after several days through a peer educator, the CSI team got the information that Rahul had come to the labour chowk. CSI team immediately went there and brought him to the office. CSI counselor gave Rahul his mobile number to keep in touch. and told him that he has to come to the office next morning as they would help him get  the Aadhaar number so that his registration to the ART center could  be completed and his  ART (antiretroviral therapy) treatment could be started. Next day, one of our outreach workers took Rahul to UIDAI main office at Chandigarh  & his Aadhaar number  was located through his biometrics and he was finally registered at the ART center.

After getting registered in ART, he went through several other tests upon which he was suspected to have TB and was asked to undergo a CT Scan of chest. The CT scan was not free and #ART could not be started without confirmation about TB. However Rahul did not have enough money for paying for CT scan. CSI team thus chipped in and collected money among themselves and from some donations & got his Chest CT done. He was found Tubercular and his ART and Anti TB treatment both started.

As the winter progressed, Rahul would come to CSI project office everyday and tell the team that  he could not sleep in the open as  it was getting cooler day by day and wanted to sleep in our drop in center. However that was not possible. CSI team helped him get some old woolen clothes in donations so that he could tide over the winter season. Team also talked to many contractors to get him a place to stay but to no avail. Finally the CSI staff contacted a Rain Basera (Night Shelter) that agreed to take Rahul as an inmate.

With regular medication, Rahul’s health has improved and he is now  maintaining proper hygiene  too. Rahul is happy now. He said that earlier no one would treat me well and used to drive me away as they thought I was a beggar as I had shabby and sickly appearance. But the CSI staff did not discriminate against me like others and helped me in every way possible. For this I am very grateful to the Child Survival India team at Targeted Intervention project for migrant workers at Chandigarh who have helped me live a positive and healthy life, despite HIV.
#PLHIV #migrantlabourer

We conclude the #WorldBreastfeedingWeek by explaining another strategic idea of breastfeeding as a key tool for Sustainable Development as it improves nutrition, ensures food security and reduces of inequalities. The idea is to
Inform – people about their role in strengthening the warm chain of support for breastfeeding.
Anchor – breastfeeding as part of good nutrition, food security and reduction of iinequalities.
Engage – with individuals and organisations along the warm chain of support for breastfeeding​ and
Galvanise – action on strengthening capacity of actors and systems for transformational change.
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#WBW2022
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We conclude the #WorldBreastfeedingWeek by explaining another strategic idea of breastfeeding as a key tool for Sustainable Development as it improves nutrition, ensures food security and reduces of inequalities. The idea is to 
Inform - people about their role in strengthening the warm chain of support for breastfeeding.
Anchor - breastfeeding as part of good nutrition, food security and reduction of iinequalities.
Engage - with individuals and organisations along the warm chain of support for breastfeeding​ and
Galvanise - action on strengthening capacity of actors and systems for transformational change.
#WBW2022 #breastfeeding #SustainableDevelopmentGoals #SDG

Remember these names, they etched their names in Golden letters in an unknown sport, making it a household name by their performance.
Our #lawnbowls Women’s Fours teams’ achievement, against all odds, defying age and social prejudices will hopefully inspire more girls and women of India.
#CommonwealthGames2022

#cwg2022 #womeninsports #cheer4india #india4cwg2022
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Remember these names, they etched their names in Golden letters in an unknown sport, making it a household name by their performance. 
Our #lawnbowls Womens Fours teams achievement, against all odds, defying age and social prejudices will hopefully inspire more girls and women of India. 
#CommonwealthGames2022
#cwg2022 #womeninsports #cheer4india #india4cwg2022

This year the objective of #WorldBreastfeedingWeek is to #Protect,, #Promote and #Support breastfeeding across the society including governments, health systems, workplaces and communities. The strategy includes counseling, educating and providing immediate support at both antenatal and postnatal stage to encourage exclusive breastfeeding.
#WBW2022 #breastfeeding
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This year the objective of #WorldBreastfeedingWeek is to #Protect, #Promote and #Support breastfeeding across the society including governments, health systems, workplaces and communities. The strategy includes counseling, educating and providing immediate support at both antenatal and postnatal stage to encourage  exclusive breastfeeding.
#WBW2022 #breastfeeding

There have been a lot of discussions lately on the legality vs rights of a woman for abortion as a right of freedom over her own body and health due to landmark judgements first by the US Supreme Court and then Supreme Court of India. In this context we bring our #quizofthemonth on a safe limit for abortion in India as per latest MTPA2021 act. #quiz #quizoftheday #abortion #abortionishealthcare See MoreSee Less

There have been a lot of discussions lately on the legality vs rights of a woman for abortion as a right of freedom over her own body and health due to landmark judgements first by the US Supreme Court and then Supreme Court of India. In this context we bring our #quizofthemonth on a safe limit for abortion in India as per latest MTPA2021 act. #quiz #quizoftheday #abortion #abortionishealthcare

Awareness about Viral Hepatitis affecting millions of people – causing life threatening serious health issues without showing any noticeable symptoms and having easy transmission, is relatively low. Through this chart in our post on the occasion of #WorldHepatitisDay we would like to shed some light on this silent killer and its various variants.
#hepatitis #viralhepatitis
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Awareness about Viral Hepatitis affecting millions of people - causing life threatening serious health issues without showing any noticeable symptoms and having easy transmission, is relatively low. Through this chart in our post on the occasion of #WorldHepatitisDay we would like to shed some light on this silent killer and its various variants. 
#hepatitis #viralhepatitis