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Herbal Based Health Care

The adivasi regions generally have limited access to mainstream healthcare. Few qualified doctors are willing to be stationed in these remote regions. Before government intervention, prevalent diseases were treated by a rich culture and knowledge of traditional health care. Vanantharam, an institution promoted by LAYA, legitimizes their practice of herbal based medicine to complement prevailing mainstream health care systems by:

The HBHC Unit of Laya reached out to almost 220 villages in 4 districts of Andhra Pradesh for 2019-2020
Process/Activity Access coverage Outreach
148 centers for traditional practitioners 175
villages
13518
individuals
Special health camps 42
villages
1028
individuals
Regular health centers in
4 locations
4
locations
987
individuals
Special prevention health camps for Malaria and Dengue 18 tribal welfare
hostels and
6 villages
3788 students and
200 families
Special prevention health camps on COVID-19 3
locations
5000
individuals
Dental health camps 2 tribal welfare hostels and
4 villages
215 students and 35 individuals

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