In the initial years before 1990, Health was only a peripheral programme for Badlao Foundation. Interventions in this area mainly consisted of organising health camps on prevention of seasonal waterborne and airborne illnesses, health education on personal hygiene and community cleanliness, discussions on low cost nutritious diet for mother and child, general check- ups, and a small clinical service. Periodic distribution of medicines & assistance in getting admitted to the Government hospital in case of major illnesses were also popular.

In 1990, the Community Health Programme was taken up in a big way in 62 villages of Jamtara block (the district was carved out from erstwhile district of Dumka in 2001) of the Jamtara District with the help of Swiss Red Cross. There were several reasons for this. It was found that Government health services by far failed to reach the remote villages of their area. The Mahila Sabha had also become strong by then and demanded that Badlao Foundation take up health services in a comprehensive manner.

A survey showed that more than 90% women of the programme villages suffered from anaemia. The infant mortality rate was very high as well as the maternal mortality rate. Girls were married off at as young as 15 years of age and had their first child within a year or two. Hard labour and a poor diet, especially amongst the women folk left them malnourished and anaemic.

Maternal and child health services, immunisation campaign and family welfare formed important components of the Community Health programme. By 1995, this programme had spread to 20,000 families of 108 villages in Jamtara, Jarmundi and Sundarpahari blocks of Dumka and Godda districts. An Ambulance service and a Pathological Laboratory were also started in the early 1990s. However, Badlao Foundation was compelled to close down both these services within a couple of years. While the Ambulance service began to be demanded, by the local political and antisocial bigwigs for the flimsiest of reasons, the Pathological Laboratory fell into disuse, as people could not appreciate its need.
A team of 6 doctors, 10 community health workers, 26 health promoters and 46 traditional birth attendants on behalf of Foundation attended to the medical needs of these villages.



Women Empowerment and Gender Justice

Sustainable Rural Livelihoods Programme


Health, Nutrition and Sanitation

# Mahila Sabha Mutual Benefit Trust
# Mahila Sabha on Women Empowerment
# Mahila Sabha at a glance
# Bank linkage and Revolving Funds
# Training and Skill Building

# Promotion of Food Security Through System of Rice Intensification

# Promotion of Vegetable Cultivation (Potato & Tomato)

# Promotion of Micro Irrigation Scheme (DRIP)

# Promotion of Tasar, Spinning, Reeling & Weaving Training for Leaf Plate Making

# Vermi Compost and Organic Manuring

# Natural Resource Generation
# Sustainable Cultivation
# Wadi Programme
# Farmers Club
# Early Interventions
# Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
# Health Status of Tribal People
# Health Insurance
# Baseline Survey
# Community Health and Nutrition
  ** Maternal and Child Health Care
** School Health Programme
** Awareness Generation
** Capacity Building of TBAs and Local

Advocacy and Lobby


Building Institutions

Human Resource Development Strategy

  #Human Resource Development
  **Awareness Building
  **Establishment of Non Formal Education 
#Impact of Education
#Major Intervention in Education
#Greenwood Public School
#Strategy and approach
Child Development      

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