We work integrating health promotion in the community. Villages working with SCAD-Nirman learn to rely on their people and the environment. Health promotion is a good example of how this works.
Kutty doctors’ scheme
The kutty (meaning small in Tamil) doctor training is offered to all children from both informal and formal schools. Children are taught to maintain personal as well as environmental hygiene, reducing the risk of contracting communicable diseases.
Medicinal plant scheme
Schools and village gardens are encouraged to grow indigenous plants with medicinal properties to heal minor ailments such as rashes, diarrhoea, coughs, colds and fever. Training is provided on growing and using the different plants to provide cheaper alternatives to costly medicines.
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