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National health agencies and their important activities

National health agencies  and their important activities

National Health Agencies are organization has its own administrative body or committee that raises funds through its members or from private sources. It has paid or voluntary staff. Works for health promotion, health education and health legislation, etc. Working in the MCH field: Family Planning Association of India, Indian Council for Child Welfare and Kasturba Memorial Fund. 

Working for a specific disease problem: Hind kushta nivaran sangh, Indian Cancer Society, etc. Working for General Health Care: The Indian Red Cross Society, Central Social Welfare and All Indian Women's Conferences. Professional organizations: INC, IMA, IDA, TNAI, etc.

National health agencies and their important activities

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Indian Red Cross Society

It was coined in 1920. The National headquarters of Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) is at Delhi Indian Red Cross Society is a national organization with more than 655 branches, which are spread throughout the state, district and sub-division of the country. The Red Cross Home at Bengaluru for disabled ex-servicemen is one of the pioneer institutions of its kind in Asia.

Activities of IRCS

  1. Relief work
  2. Milk and medical supplies
  3. Armed forces
  4. Maternal and child welfare services
  5. Family planning
  6. Blood bank and first aid

Hind Kusht Nivaran Sangh

It was founded in 1950. Its head office (HQ)  is in New Delhi. Its predecessor was the Indian Council of the British Empire Leprosy Relief Association, which was dissolved in 1950.

Activities of HKNS

  1. Help leprosy homes and clinics.
  2. Health education through publication and publicity.
  3. Training of health personnel.
  4. Field diagnosis and research.
  5. Arranging leprosy worker’s conference and publication of quarterly “Leprosy India”.

Indian Council for Child Welfare

It was coined in 1952. ICCW is affiliated to International Union for Child Welfare. The services of ICCW are dedicated to ensuring "opportunities and facilities, by law and other means", for Indian children which are able to  access them in healthy and normal way  physically, mentally, morally, spiritually and socially in a healthy and normal manner and develop conditions of freedom and dignity.

Activities of ICCW

Provide financial assistance to various leprosy homes and clinics, organised health education by facilitating publications and posters, conduct training of physical therapists, medical health workers and conduct research and field research. Organization of the Conference of leprosy workers throughout India and publication of "Leprosy in India", a quarterly magazine.

Tuberculosis Association of India

It was coined in 1939. Headquarters is in Delhi It has branches in every state in India.

Activities of TAI

Organizing a T.B. stamp campaign every year to raise funds, train doctors, health visitors and social workers in anti-T.B work, promote health education, promote consultations and conferences.

Bharat Sevak Samaj

Bharat Sevak Samaj was formed in 1952. It is non-political, non-governmental and non-voluntary organization. The main objectives of BSK is to help people achieve health through their own actions and efforts. The main activity of the organization is to improvement in environmental sanita­tion in rural area is included. The branches of BSS are functioning in almost all districts of all states.

Central Social Welfare Board

It is an independent organization under the general administrative control of the Ministry of Education. CSWB was created by the Government of India in August 1953.

Activities of CSWB

  1. Study of the needs and requirements of voluntary welfare organizations in the country
  2. Promote and establish social welfare organizations on a voluntary basis
  3. Ender Representation of financial aid to deserving existing organizations and institutions.
  4. Teaching of crafts, social education, literacy classes, maternity help for women, distribution of milk, Balwadis and organization of play centers for children.
  5. Started also started an industrial cooperative scheme to help lower-middle-class women in urban areas supplement their income by doing paid work.

The Kasthurba Memorial Fund

It was created in memory of Kasturba Gandhi, after her death in 1944. The fund was raised with the main objective of improving the lot of women, especially in the villages, through gram-sevikas. Attempt is made to raise the standard of Indian women.

Family Planning Association of India

Head quarter was formed in 1949 in Mumbai with the aim of dissemination of family planning in India. Its branches run family planning clinics. It has trained hundreds of doctor, health visitors, and social workers.

Activities of FPAI:

  1. Conducting family planning clinics.
  2. Couching of health professionals.
  3. Providing information related to family planning.

All India Women’s Conference

It is the only voluntary women's welfare organization in the country. Established in 1926. It gives special contribution in running of maternal, child health clinics, health centres and family planning clinics. It also makes arrangements for adult education.

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