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Health Care

HALF OF OUR WORLD'S POPULATION LACKS ACCESS TO BASIC HEALTHCHARE

healthcare is out of reach for poor

Getting basic healthcare remains out of reach for most of the world's poor because of issues of accessibility and affordability. Overburdened hospitals, low-quality care, inadequate medical facilities, lack of health and hygiene awareness and poor sanitation practices compound the problems of the poor.

  • Half of the world’s population has no access to basic healthcare.
  • One billion people around the world cannot afford health care services which they need.
  • India has less than one doctor for every 1,000 population.
  • Health expenses push 100 million people worldwide into extreme poverty.

hospitals

Our hospitals offer high quality and holistic healthcare in an environment where patients can find both healing and wholeness. Because our committed group of medical professionals with state-of-the-art facilities take a patient-centered approach, our hospitals provide effective diagnoses and treatments with compassionate care for all segments of the population.

Our flagship hospital, Believers Church Medical College Hospital, with its world-class infrastructure facilities and learning resources, trains aspiring medical students in medical, nursing and allied health sciences to become efficient and well-equipped doctors who reach out to people in need and meet the growing healthcare needs of the world around them.

what we do

Believers Eastern Church's hospitals and medical college provide the highest quality care and form the backbone of medical missions to remote communities without access to medical facilities. We seek to ensure that as many people as possible have basic healthcare, health awareness and training, to ensure better health for today and tomorrow.

  • medical camps

    For those without access, we bring healthcare services to the doorsteps of the sick and needy. Health camps conducted at regular intervals in communities lacking access to healthcare reach tens of thousands of people annually. Our medical camps provide free medical care and treatment by specialized doctors from renowned hospitals who offer free medical advice, checkups and medicines to patients and screen them for various ailments. Apart from diagnosis and treatment of illnesses, these camps are aimed at generating awareness and sensitizing communities on preventive healthcare practices.

  • health education

    We offer free healthcare classes in rural communities to equip them with the information they need to make informed choices about their health. The classes cover topics such as general health, hygiene, first aid, family planning, pregnancy, childcare and more. They help train people how to prevent diseases and safely treat common illnesses. How to apply first aid, be safe during pregnancy and care for children are other focal points of training. We also organize rallies, awareness programs and distribute educational booklets to promote positive health awareness among people.

  • free tablet distribution

    Each year we distribute millions of free vitamins and tablets to the most vulnerable sections of society. This improves general health and reduces the risk of health problems associated with vitamin deficiencies. We provide children with Vitamin A tablets to prevent nutritional blindness and also de-worming tablets to improve nutrient absorption and weight gain. We also provide pregnant women and new mothers with free multivitamin tablets to ensure they stay healthy enough to survive and thrive during and after pregnancy.

healthcare for people suffering from leprosy

An outcast, an untouchable, an unwanted, a cursed person – this is how society perceives those affected by leprosy, one of the most dreaded and stigmatized diseases in history. Shunned from and despised by society and their very own families, they are forced to leave their homes and live in leprosy colonies with little to no help from anyone. The scarring, disfigurement and crippling that come along with the disease force many to take to street begging to keep themselves alive.

leprosy care

We provide holistic care to leprosy patients, focusing on their physical, social and psychological needs.

  • medical care

    Our hospital for leprosy patients in West Bengal, India offers free healthcare to thousands of patients from the district’s many leprosy colonies and also meets the general medical needs of the surrounding communities. Here, we provide them free checkups, medicines and also clean and bind up their wounds. Apart from this, we also conduct health awareness programs, free medical camps and medicine distribution programs to improve their health. Medical workers also visit the houses of leprosy patients to dress their wounds.

  • personal care

    Around 500 of our Sisters of Compassion are specially trained to serve the needs of leprosy patients. They visit their colonies and houses every day and help the patients do all that they are unable to by themselves. The sisters help them bathe, cut their hair, clean their wounds and even feed them. Through this, they not only meet the daily needs of leprosy patients, but also touch their lives with care and compassion. A nutritious meal is served everyday afternoon for older patients who are physically disabled and too weak to work. We also make special, custom-made sandals for the patients as their toes are often short or deformed because of their disease. These sandals help protect their feet from further damage.

  • psychological support

    When society brands them as "outcasts", we call them "friends" because they are truly valuable to us and their lives matter. We provide them with counselling and emotional support that enables them to lead productive lives.