The aim of the Health Education (HE and HP) team of IIMC is to improve the understanding of both general and reproductive health of village men and women across West Bengal, with the belief that when people become educated; and healthy lifestyles are demonstrated, they are able to promote and maintain their own health.
IIMC’s key goal is to dispel myths about old practices, warn against dangerous taboos and motivate everyone to take care of their health.
Positive changes in attitudes and health behaviour is achieved by delivering mother’s awareness programmes, cultural communication, counselling and general health education.
IIMC has always worked in the field of reproductive child health. Our programs include:
- Reproductive Child Health ( RCH)
- Intensive Care Program ( ICP )
- Nutrition Diet Program ( NDP)
- Family Rehabilitation Support
- Offer ‘Pre-Natal’ and ‘Post-Natal’ care of pregnant mothers.
- Ensure the safe delivery of babies.
- Provide an ‘Antenatal’ care program and ‘Intensive Care Program’ to prevent malnutrition.
- Disseminate health education to mothers, adolescent boys and girls.
- Provide training to traditional birth attendants.
- Prevent iron deficiency and malnutrition amongst pregnant mothers by providing supplementary nutritious food to them.
- Provide immunisations to pregnant mothers and children.
- Develop a referral system to tackle obstetrical emergencies
- Promote breast feeding to mothers
- Monitor the growth and development of children
- Conduct health-check-ups for children
- Provide a family planning campaign for eligible couples.
We prepare a Nutritional Diet at our Indoor Clinic for malnourished patients, pregnant mothers and tuberculosis patients and 29 Network fields where Health Education & Health Promotion activities have been initiated. According to age, we give ND-I, ND-II and ND- III.
If you would like to know more about our Reproductive Child Health Program, or would like to donate funds or equipment please contact us