Odisha is one such state in India which is stained with poor socio‐economic status of the inhabitants. Lower income, poor housing facility,lack of education and discrimination are some of the factors that contribute to the poor living standard including the poor status of the people in the state, although, the degree of contribution of these factors in deciding the living standard of people vary across social and ethnic groups.
Urban slum dwellers suffer from adverse health conditions owing to mainly two reasons –first the lack of education and thus lack of awareness; and second the unwillingness to lose a day’s wage in order to reach the nearest medical facility. Health for underprivileged, which is a desperate need, thus remains unaddressed. As a result, cases of poor women health, malnourishment in children and deaths from preventable diseases from such areas are always high.
The neglect in even the simplest preventive medical treatment usually leads to a more serious ailment and eventually into deaths. The need of the hour is thus a two pronged approach – first to provide health services to the needy and second to promote healthcare awareness and contemporary health care seeking behavior among the underprivileged.
GRAMEEN SNEH FOUNDATION has been working in different sectors i.e health and social activities .In Odisha GSF has organized several free health check-up and blood donation camps followed by awareness campaigns on Health concerns. In education sector our foundation is running computer training institute for the poor people and also working on financial sector with the scheme Pradhan mantri Jan dhan yojana.Know More..