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Mobilizing World of Work towards Healthy Living : A TB Prevention Programme among Industrial Labours:

Naihati Prolife achieved remarkable response from the community as well as from the health administration level by successful completion of Community Based DOTS programme (CB-DOTS) in support of CARE India within Barackpore-I block of North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal where the aim was to develop and involve the community volunteer to reduce drop out cases of DOTS patients.That success of the programme encouraged the district health samity of North 24 parganas to give us the responsibility to design and implement another challenging TB prevention Programme among the Industrial labours of Kalyani- Barrackpore and Kamarhati Industrial Belt since October 2007.

Within a very short period of time again the project team proved their efficiency in achieving the community support at all level. The Industrial management was initially indifferent regarding the programme but extensive sensitization programme and one to one advocacy with them helped us to draw their attention in the programme.

We got immense help from the union leaders to motivate the Industrial labours to get tested for TB. Some of the union leaders were involved with us as Master Trainer and now working with us as volunteer to facilitate the sensitization programme.

Now the organization is working on TB prevention and control within 4 TUs, An initiative named AXSHYA India  in support of GLRA-India.

Presently Naihati Prolife is working for 4 TU-s (tuberculosis units) of 24 Parganas (North): Naihati, Sagardutta, Panihati and Rekjoni.

These Tuberculosis Units are serving 11 municipality areas and 21 Panchayat areas.

Name of the TU
Number of Municipalities
under the TU
Number of Panchayats
under the TU
Naihati

3

8

Sagardutta

3

0

Panihati

3

7

Rekjoni

2

6