Updates on Activities:
Hemendra Kothari Foundation (HKF) – Wildlife Conservation Trust (WCT) supported health camps in villages around the Sariska Tiger Reserve, Rajasthan, were inaugurated on June 6, 2011. As in other protected areas, the camps are organized in collaboration with the forest department..
Following the Alma Ata conference in 1978, the governments of 134 countries, including India, had agreed to intensify their efforts to achieve the goal of “Health for All”. A primary healthcare approach based on the principles of equity, wider coverage, individual and community involvement and inter-sectoral coordination was adapted to provide essential healthcare to people at the grass-root level.
Why villages around forest areas?
- Remote villages do not attract adequate support from donors.
- Institutions and government facilities are sparsely distributed.
- People cannot afford quality health services.
HKF-WCT Healthcare Interventions:
- Providing and improving access to quality health services.
- Improving the general health and hygiene of local communities.
- Creating sound referral and follow up mechanisms in association with government and private hospitals for the treatment of serious ailments.
Ethics and quality bar at the HKF-WCT health camps:
Hemendra Kothari Foundation (HKF) – Wildlife Conservation Trust (WCT) believes that the individual’s rights of dignity, self respect, safety and confidentiality must be respected at all times while providing healthcare services. Adequate quality assurance mechanisms are devised for the monitoring and evaluation of various aspects of service provision during the health camps.