Dr. Gandhi reports that the new IHO Health Center in Gujarat, India is halfway to completion. Shown is the partially completed health center with some of the field staff and health educators that will be working in the new building. This is an exciting time for the people of Gujarat who will soon have their own health center.
The new health center will be used to:
- Provide basic health services to mothers and children such as immunization, vitamin supplements, prenatal and postnatal services, and family planning and reproductive health services.
- Provide education and training for women in health and hygiene, prevention of water-borne diseases and oral rehydration therapy (ORT).
- Train village women as health educators who can then go out and train other women in basic healthcare.