Our Projects

Client – Miracle Foundation, India

Beneficiaries – 500 orphans and vulnerable children across 8 Children’s homes in Maharashtra and Tripura.

HABF has been  partnering with Miracle Foundation since 2017 for this project. Miracle Foundation is a non-profit organization that brings life-changing care to orphaned and vulnerable children around the world. Miracle Foundation has taken a stand for orphaned children. Its “Child First” approach is multi-faceted, collaborative and community-based.

HABF together with Miracle Foundation India is ensuring optimal health of children in the homes with access to clean water, nutrition, environmental cleanliness and health care interventions.  Mentoring visits are undertaken by the HABF team to the assigned children‘s home on biannual basis. Individual health records  are monitored and guidance provided as needed to ensure health standards as laid by Miracle Foundation India are implemented. The staff and children are also trained on different aspects of good health, nutrition and well-being.

Achievements:

  • Improvement in nutritional status of most children
  • Reduction of Iron deficiency anemia
  • Improvement in hygienic practices
  • Improvement in living conditions
  • Better mental wellbeing

Client -Miracle Foundation, India

Beneficiaries – 520 children in different districts in Maharashtra 

HABF,  in partnership with Miracle Foundation,India has initiated a ‘catch- up’ Immunization for all children in the homes in Aurangabad, Beed. Latur, Hingoli, Nanded and Parbani.  The program includes providing immunisation for Hepatitis B, Typhoid, Measles- Rubella (MR) and Tetanus. This supports the Government of India’s “Mission Indradhanush” of providing full immunization to all children as per the approved protocol. The targets were achieved by by August 2019.

Achievements-

A total of 520 children were mapped and full vaccination provided to 517 children.

Some people call it happiness”

Good mental health and well-being- – is more than merely avoiding mental health problems. It means feeling good and functioning well. Mental health, influences how you think, feel, and behave in daily life. It also affects your ability to cope with stress, overcome challenges, build relationships, and recover from life’s setbacks and hardships. Many countries include a Happiness index while measuring general health and well being. People in Bhutan are considered to be the happiest in the world and have a separate ‘Ministry of Happiness’. Madhya Pradesh is the first state in India to set up a Happiness Department.

Stress related depression and suicides has become an alarming reality in India, particularly among young adults.

The theme for World Mental Health Day 2018 is – “Young people and Mental Health in a changing World” 

HABF in partnership with various educational institutions is conducting Awareness and sensitization programs for adolescents and young adults in addressing stress and promoting mental well-being.

Initiated during World Mental Health Day, 10th October, HABF have been conducted day-long awareness programs in various Universities and other academic institutions.  A training program on Mental health counselling in schools, colleges and corporate organisation is being developed to address stress and depression.

The theme for World Mental Health Day 2019 is – “Prevention of Suicide”

Achievements

  • More than 1000 graduate/postgraduate students and teachers have been sensitized on Stress and mental well being
  • Feedback has been encouraging
  • More such programs are needed to be conducted periodically

Feedback

  • Around 80% of participants have experienced stress during the past 1 year
  • Low academic performance and future career options are important reasons for stress
  • Career counselling in schools and colleges are important

Miracle Foundation, India

Since 2018, our team is supporting the Miracle Foundation tam in developing and translating  various training materials on  child protection and psychological wellbeing of children. These will be utilised for the training of the communities for supporting the relocation and rehabilitation of orphans and vulnerable children within families. The main role is to coordinate and review translation and updation on the knowledge management portal with high quality materials within the timeline. 

During the past year, 70+ resources under different categories have been translated and completed. 

Client – Resource Group for Education & Advocacy for Community Health (REACH)

The Technical & Operational Guidelines of the RNTCP (Revised National TB Control Program) program were recently revised by the Ministry of Health in 2018. HABF consultants and REACH, together with a technical team of nurses from Indian Nursing Council completed the revisions of the existing Nurses & ANM training modules with the latest guidelines and updates on TB diagnosis and treatment. A 3-day training package for nurses and a 2 day package for ANM (auxiliary nurse midwife) were developed and piloted. These training modules would be utilised for training of nurses and ANM across the country.

A total of 30 Nurses trainers have been trained on the new modules as a pilot program

Client – Resource Group for Education & Advocacy for Community Health (REACH)

Resource Group for Education & Advocacy for Community Health (REACH) is implementing a TB Call to Action (TBC2A) in 6 states.

The Employer led Model (ELM) has been a successful program by the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO), for engaging and mobilising the private sector industry and Public sector undertakings for HIV prevention and care. 

HABF technical consultants were engaged in supporting the pilot implementation of an Employer led Model (ELM) in Assam and a couple of other states for TB care and treatment. The HIV program was revised and and replicated for TB care and treatment. This program has facilitated TB services to reach the un-reached communities in remote locations with improved case detection and treatment.

Achievements

  • A total of forty tea gardens in the districts of Dibrugarh and Tinsukia in Assam have signed an agreement with the District TB program for providing TB services to their employees and workers engaged in their gardens.
  • The program covers more than a lakh of employees and workers in these gardens
  • Active TB case detection through camps organised with support of the District TB cell has detected many new cases of TB.
  • Similarly, Letters of Intent has been signed by many coal and other mining industries in Jharkhand and Odisha for similar activities.

Client – Partnership for TB Care and Control (PTCC)

The Partnership for TB care and control is an umbrella organisation of 225 civil society organisations from across India engaged in the fight against TB. PTCC implemented a Global Fund project, Project Akshya as a SSR to Emanuel Health Association (EHA) and the Union.

HABF as the State Focal point for Assam is engaged in advocacy events for Political, religious and the media for their engagement in TB care and treatment activities.

Two such programs have been organised in Guwahati. These programs included the active participation of around hundred  religious leaders, Political representatives, Media persons and members of community affected by TB