PRIMARY HEALTHCARE

Primary health care is a significant program of HDF that focuses on promoting healthy lifestyles and providing preventive and curative health services to the vulnerable and needy. We endeavor to maintain healthy communities through our primary preventive and curative healthcare activities with special emphasis on the well-being of mothers and children. Our Community Health Centers (CHCs) provide basic health facilities to marginalized communities and raise awareness about personal hygiene as well as communicable and non-communicable diseases. At HDF, we ensure that these health services are accessible, affordable and integrated into our development process.

A team of trained professionals comprising a doctor, Lady Health Visitors (LHVs), Dispenser and Community Health Workers (CHWs) raise awareness on health issues and deliver healthcare. Along with having basic lab test arrangements and providing health facilities on family planning, immunization, antenatal and postnatal services to women, our teams also educate the community on healthcare issues through seminars and Maternal and Child Health (MCH) workshops.

Our CHWs provide door to door preventive services by developing better understanding on health matters, while health teams at CHCs provide curative services to the community. The health teams also provide healthcare in the form of medical camps and mobile health services on need basis for remote communities. Additionally, an effective referral system for secondary and tertiary treatment is developed that allows the communities to take advantage of specialist consultation either through our “Tele-medicine” service or by visiting a hospital directly.

HDF has aligned itself with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which are a new, universal set of goals, targets and indicators that countries have adopted to end poverty and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda.

The following SDGs are aligned with this program:

Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls