Health is the largest segment of THF’s work in the social sector. We work on a human rights approach to health that translates into the Right to Health for everyone.
The Foundation embodies the right to equitable access to healthcare, including the underlying determinants like access to safe drinking water, proper sanitation and adequate supply of safe and nutritious food, health occupational and environmental conditions. The main aim of health interventions of The Hans Foundation is universal access to public healthcare services in remotest areas of the country, integrated comprehensive primary healthcare, with emphasis on services addressing women’s and children’s health. As an organization, we are committed to ensuring that underprivileged people live healthy and productive lives.
Rural Health Care through Hans Medical Mobile Units
A Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) is an innovative model of healthcare delivery that can help alleviate health disparities in vulnerable populations and individuals with chronic diseases in rural and remote areas. Staffed with a qualified MBBS Doctor, Nurse/Social Protection Officer, Pharmacist, Lab Technician and Driver – Hans MMUs provide the standard package of services like OPD, free medicines, diagnostic tests, counselling and preventive services like periodic testing of drinking water at the point of usage etc. These services also include home visits for elderly and Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) and referral to tertiary care centres for critical patients. THF also supports Primary Health Centres in rural Punjab, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand.
Free Dialysis Support through Hans Renal Care Centers
Hans Renal Care Centers (HRCC) provide free-of-cost dialysis services to patients suffering from End-Stage Renal Disease and Chronic Kidney Failure. An expensive and life-long treatment that often requires rural patients to travel for days every week, dialysis is currently out-of-reach for a large part of India that needs it. In partnership with the respective state governments, the foundation are working to set up HRCCs in every district/zone across Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. A dedicated team of experienced nurses, technicians and doctors are available round the clock to serve the patients for any medical need or emergency, with a visiting Nephrologist and physicians for both OPD and emergency.
THF Hospitals – Tertiary Care
The Hans Foundation Hospitals are based in the hilly state of Uttarakhand. The hospitals deliver compassionate affordable quality health care for everyone. The foundation has also set up a 150-bedded general hospital in Satpuli, Uttarakhand (supported by RIST), a hilly area where no such government facility is available. This multispecialty hospital provides affordable healthcare to the rural populace with emergency/trauma and all major specialities including surgery, orthopaedics, paediatrics, ENT, dermatology, ophthalmology, dental and radiology.
Cancer palliative and Terminal Care
There are very few government facilities available for cancer patients in India. THF is funding Hospice Bangalore where terminal patients are treated for pain management and taken care of in the terminal phase with a very dedicated team of doctors and hospital staff. Palliative care for advanced-stage cancer patients includes not only early detection of critical symptoms and side effects of the disease and its treatment but also the support for psychological, social and spiritual problems.
Community Outreach & Awareness
We at the Hans Foundation know that infant mortality, maternal mortality, and incidence of infectious diseases can be curtailed only by enhancing awareness among women; increased involvement of stakeholders; improved performance of health delivery system and establishing an effective monitoring system. With a special focus on Maternal and Child Health, the Foundation has been actively engaged in the dissemination of information to raise awareness about the reproductive health of women, the importance of child immunization, anemia, cervical cancer, menstrual hygiene health & sanitation of adolescent girls.
View the latest Annual Report 2022-2023
In recent years, the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the world, exposing health disparities among vulnerable communities. The Hans Foundation responded with essential healthcare support and a renewed focus on Health and Wellbeing. Despite these changes, our core mission remains unchanged, with essential work on Livelihood and Education projects remaining a strong priority. This report presents this year’s accomplishments and national-level initiatives, symbolizing the Foundation’s new direction.
Primary Healthcare Mobile Medical Units
Mental Health & Primary Healthcare for School Chil ...
Protecting the Forests of Uttarakhand from Forest Fires
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