Parkijuli Christian Hospital
About Parkijuli Christian Hospital:
- Non-profit Christian hospital officially started in 1957 by Norwegian missionaries.
- 50 bed hospital; 300 surgical procedures & 10500 consultations annually.
- Local hospital for acute and chronic diseases, both surgical and medical.
- Equipped with an extensive diagnostic laboratory.
- Collaborations with Norwegian, Danish and American medical societies and medical student training.
Parkijuli Christian Hospital has earned a name in the Parkijuli region and surrounding villages and is currently one the most populous health centers in the Northeast region of India. A large component of the work done there is through a village based health program which is led by a team of health care workers and volunteers with its focuses primarily on tuberculosis and malaria.
The ideologies of this program and Grassroots jelled very well and thus began the pursuit to enhance this program by expanding the areas of health education.
Description of Project: We will be expanding the current village based program to encompass education models in:
1. Basic health care
3. Non-communicable diseases, specifically hypertension, diabetes and heart disease.
We will also assist in continuing the health education on tuberculosis and malaria. We intend to conduct health education workshops in each of these areas of concern using materials such as posters, pamphlets and interactive sessions in both English and Assamese. These workshops will be constructed based on age and gender and each group will be targeted with a unique approach. We will be assisted by the team of volunteers and health care workers presently on the field. Additionally, we aim to have a continues system of evaluation taking place through surveying and having questionnaires to be completed pre and post the workshops. This data will be captured and stored electronically creating a comprehensive database.
Additionally, we will be designing a model for data collection and management for the hospital.
Our primary outcome is to educate locals on preventative health measures that can be practiced daily. We will have our specific outcomes after the completion of the project.