Underserved communities often lack knowledge about, and access to, healthcare services. Without basic care, patient illnesses and diseases remain undiagnosed and untreated.
The Primary Care Program’s integration with Kiran Sitara aims to connect members from underserved communities to free-of-cost primary care facilities and information on their respective diagnoses.
In employing the KS model, teachers and students were trained, followed by a community mobilization campaign. As part of the campaign, Kiran Sitaras screened patients who were then connected to free-of-cost primary care diseases diagnosis and treatment services.
In this iteration of the Kiran Sitara program, 66 schools were engaged through which 226 teachers and 10,529 adolescent school girls were trained on the AHLP. Equipped with their newly established skills, 2,934 Kiran Sitaras were mobilized for community visits, and 43,869 households were engaged.