Overview of Vidyanikethan's health programmes

Vidyanikethan is working in the rural and urban areas, villages and towns in two states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu to initiate and sustain, preventive as well as proactive, home and community based health care to improve the health and well-being of families. As a result, it has been able to improve access to adequate basic health care facilities, create awareness about key health related issues, and modernize traditional beliefs and practices while retaining the traditional wisdom. It addresses key issues such as women's pre and post natal care, unsafe child delivery practices, unsafe sexual practices and lack of adequate family planning methods affect women and children significantly. The impact of Vidyanikethan's interventions have reduced incidences of maternal deaths during deliveries, foetal and infant mortality, adoption of family planning methods, and increase in checks up to detect sexual infections and HIV, and early deformities among children.