Community based Traditional, Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani and other Health care systems
Objective setting depends on the felt needs of the community.
- Assist the rural and marginalised communities define, organize, and learn to manage their indigenous, culturally appropriate and acceptable form of health care system
- Capacity-building for community resources e.g. traditional birth attendants, home-based volunteers, religious leaders, grandmothers and mothers-in-law to adopt revised program guidelines for self-reliant community-based delivery of some family planning (FP), maternal and child health (MCH), and disease prevention and control (DPC) services, including adoption of appropriate syndrome management of prevalent diseases.
The objectives of the community-based approach are to:
• Deliver direct and immediate responses to health needs of communities most dis-connected from existing health providers
• Improve effectiveness of community-based capabilities for fertility management, health protection, disease prevention and primary treatment of illnesses
• Increase the positive association of tradition, culture and religion with improved health of mothers and children