Monday, February 16, 2009

First Care Health - At first care we care first

First Care Health - At first care we care first: "We care for the millions of rural people who are forced to suffer from preventable and curable illnesses because they do not have access to quality primary care. For women who die in childbirth and children who grow up in a web of malnutrition and disease. For patients of TB and malaria, victims of sudden accidents and injuries, and those who silently bear the stigma and burden of HIV and mental health problems. right-arrow

Ironically, much of this pain and suffering can be reduced by simple primary level interventions delivered by well-informed health providers.

But for decades, the problem in India has been that very few medical professionals are willing to live and work in the rural areas. We believe the answer lies in equipping local providers to deliver good quality first care. The most widespread and popular health providers of first contact in rural India are rural medical practitioners: private providers with a paramedical or alternative system background, who serve the communities in which they live.

First Care’s core philosophy is directed towards training, mentoring, supporting, and eventually accrediting local providers to deliver simple primary health interventions. To achieve this, we are committed to harnessing the potential of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in creative ways."

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