Children are the most vulnerable segment of society. Irrespective of social or economic status, every child deserves a healthy start to their lives - the opportunity to receive a chance to achieve their full potential.
The reality is that many children are deprived of this opportunity because they don’t have access to proper medical aid at an early stage. A lack of resources and knowledge on the part of their care givers and the inability to detect issues at an early stage compound the problem. Increased awareness and early dectection could enable a child to live a healthy and full life.
We at FCF believe we can help. We support the children directly and through their care givers (mostly mothers). We do this by increasing the level of health awareness, running preventive / detection programs and through targeted interventions.
The Program seeks to ensure a healthier start for children with special focus on economically marginalized groups.
Mothers are the primary caregivers in most households and have their children’s best interests at heart. Her knowledge and ability to influence matters relating to the child’s health can have a crucial impact on their all-round development. Bringing about an attitudinal change among mothers can have a ripple effect on the health of families and the community at large.
In order to support the Child, AANCHAL also seeks to focus on the knowledge and informational needs of the primary care-giver - the mother.
Statistics indicate that in India approximately 150 to 180 thousand children are born with Congenital Heart Defect each year. Less than 10% get treatment in the critical first year of life. Timely detection and proper intervention can help them to lead a healthy life. In India, there are very few hospitals that have specialized Pediatric Cardiac Care and an inadequate number of cardiologists & surgeons with training in this area.
In this context FCF has choosen to design and execute an intervention in the area of Congenital Heart Defect (Umeed Dhadkan) and Cleft Lip & Cleft Palate (Umeed Smile).
Umeed – Dhadkan (Congenital Heart Defects)
Number of Beneficiaries
- Jan'16 34
- Feb'16 56
- Mar'16 36
- Apr'16 45
- May'16 46
- June'16 23
- July'16 45
- Aug'16 32
- Sep'16 36
- Oct'16 33
- Nov'16 29
- Dec'16 29
UMEED Smile (Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate)
In India every year there are approximately 35,000 children who are born with cleft lip and cleft palate - less than 50% of these cases are treated. Cleft lip and cleft palate are conditions that can be treated surgically which when supported by a comprehensive program can enable children to lead normal & healthy lives.
Number of Beneficiaries
- Jan'16 2
- Feb'16 6
- Mar'16 3
- Apr'16 3
- May'16 3
- June'16 5
- July'16 3
- Aug'16 3
- Sep'16 2
- Oct'16 1
- Nov'16 1
- Dec'16 3
Umeed Health Camps
Fortis Charitable Foundation organizes health camps for children in order to sensitize, diagnose, educate and increase awareness on health issues. These health camps are designed to include a health checkup and medical consult free of cost.
Our Coverage and Impact
UMEED conducted a health camp at Bal Vihar School in collaboration with PNB Housing and SRL Diagnostics. This is first of a series of 4 camps to be conducted at the school.
Several tests were conducted- Blood Tests, BMI and doctors Examination, Comprehensive Eye Check Up, Dental and General Checkup.
Health Camp324 childrens treated December 2015300 childrens treated February 2016374 childrens treated March 2016