Community Health Workers Serving Dalit Communities in India
The Dalit Community Health Worker programme aims to provide local medical Professionals (Community Health Workers - CHWs) who will serve marginalised Dalit communities, and help deliver high-quality, decentralized and sustainable health improvements within these greatly underserved areas.
This project aims to train, place and support 50 new Community Health Workers in 2010. The CHWs will be based with the 100 Dalit English Medium schools established by RED International’s Indian partner Operation Mercy India Foundation (OMIF) at the invitation of Dalit community Leaders. At the end of 2009 there were 40 CHWs serving Dalit communities across India.
The focus for 2010 is to place Community Health Workers in North India where the affects of poverty are more extreme.