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Health > Health of the Urban Poor (HUP) Program, Jaipur

In support of USAID through PFI (Population Foundation of India) led Consortium, HUP was implemented by BCT with an aim to improve the health status of the urban poor and vulnerable population of urban slums focusing on Maternal Health, Child Health, Nutrition and WASH services. HUP successfully implemented in 46 slums of Jaipur city and formed a total of 130 community based women groups named as Mahila Arogya Samitti (MAS) in 46 slums catering approx. 1.3 lacs of slum population. Targeted Jaipur slums in HUP have been declared as learning sites and the project has created evidence based demonstrative model to assist the Government for effective implementation of NUHM approaches. This year an event “MAS Samelan” was organized successfully on July 14, 2015. Health of the Urban Poor Project started in July 2010 and successfully completed in Jan 2015. Handed over all the 130 MAS groups and other infrastructure developed under HUP to NUHM, Government of Rajasthan successfully in Jan 2015.

In order to prevent avoidable blindness Sightsavers supported JUEH project started in Nov 2014 by BCT. JUEH aims to provide the primary eye healthcare services viz. general eye care, eye screening, correction of refractive error and spectacles etc., at subsidized rates to the targeted 100 slums of Jaipur city through 07 vision centers. Further strengthening the referral mechanism for timely Cataract Surgeries at Govt. Hospitals through vision centers. Over a period of 04 years project reaches out around 04 lacs individuals. Up to March 31, 2015 following activities were performed –