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PGSS was awarded with Certificate of Appreciation for "Innovation in Programming" by IGSSS during the partners meeting held at Guwahati Read More
PGSS won First Prize at National Level competition for the best Annual Report, organized by Caritas India in Bangalore Read More
International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPwD) was celebrated on 02nd December 2017 in Gorakhpur. 2792 Children/Persons with Disabilities joined for the celebration. Read More
International Women's Day- 2017 was celebration in all the Community Centres of PGSS in all Seven Districts of Gorakhpur- Basti Divisions Read More
State Award for PGSS: State Government of U.P. awarded PGSS for creating ‘barrier-free environment' on 03/08/2017 given by Shri Yogi Adityanath ji (Hon’ble Chief Minister of U.P.) Read More
Fr Varghese, Director of PGSS, received the State Award from Shri Yogi Adityanath ji (Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh) on 03/12/17 for creating Barrier-Free Environment for PwDs Read More
Launch of Disability Inclusive Unit for the production of Low Cost Sanitary Pads for Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) Read More
Inauguration of Disability Inclusive FPO (KMPCL) on Collection & Processing of Milk at Kushinagar on 05/06/18 Read More
Dr Sara Varughese(CBM) in the presence of Most Rev Thomas Thuruthimattam & other Dignitaries, inaugurated the Disability Inclusive FPO on Central Processing of Organic Food Products on 11/08/17 Read More
Inauguration on CHILD HELP DESK (CHD) at Gorakhpur Railway Station on 12 June 2018 with the support of CHILDLINE India Foundation Read More
Visit of Chief General Manager (CGM) of NABARD & other officials to our intervention areas in Kasia, Kushinagar on 05th June 2018 Read More
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We visualize a society based on justice, gender equity and fullness of life for all.

Mission:

Empowerment of the Marginalized People of the society, especially the Dalits, Women and Children through a process of awareness, organization and collective actions for raising their socio-political, educational, economic, health status and promotion of safe environment

Strategy:

A process of animation among women and men to become aware, form and organize into groups and federations and to take actions for integrated, participatory and sustainable development

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Community Health

PGSS visualizes a healthy society by tackling increasing carelessness about health in the rural areas. It has taken up several steps to create awareness regarding health among the people and to promote physical, mental and intellectual health. Works of the organization are making efforts from time to time to create awareness regarding iodized salt, safe delivery, clean drinking water, exclusive breast-feeding, etc. The workers also make the people aware as to how they can save themselves from various diseases.

Health camps are organized from time to time in collaboration with the local primary health centres, community health centres, dispensaries set up by the organization and Fatima Hospital. On its part the organization is running 13 dispensaries at different Community Centres. Facility of ambulance is available at these dispensaries to shift the patients to referral centres in case of emergency.

Safe Motherhood
If health situation of women is deeply viewed in Uttar Pradesh, a dismal picture emerges. Census 2001 data indicate that the number of women has gone down considerably. The reasons behind this are female foeticide, lack of attention during adolescence, child marriages, unsafe motherhood, unsafe pregnancies, etc. The organization is working to promote safe motherhood since 2002-2003 and has become a partner of Women Health and Rights Advocacy Partnership (WHRAP), an alliance working in collaboration with Kriti Resource Centre, Lucknow. The organization does not limit safe motherhood to pregnancy and delivery alone. Rather it regards it as a right of women.

For promoting safe motherhood, traditional birth attendants (TBAs) are imparted training from time to time. During these training the points highlighted include safe delivery, breast-feeding and cleanliness.

Prevention of Japanese Encephalitis
Seeing the plight of innumerable deaths every year caused by Encephalitis, PGSS took up the community approach against the disease. The community is facilities to take up regular cleaning drives, practice favourable health habits, mobilizing services of the ANM for the vaccination of children and mobile screening camps for detection and early referral of suspected Encephalitis patients. Capacity building of the like-minded voluntary organizations, brainstorming of the educational institutions and Panchayat bodies on the issue and capacity building of the rural medical practitioners (RMPs) are some of long terms strategies to fight against the disease.

HIV/AIDS
There is no doubt that HIV/AIDS are greatest killers of humans. There is no way to fight HIV/AIDS other than creating awareness about them. For this PGSS and Fatima Hospital join hands to bring out awareness rallies on World AIDS Day. Employees of Fatima Hospital, workers of PGSS and students from different schools in the city participate in these rallies.

Participation in government initiatives for the promotion of community health: Capacity building of the groups for an active participation in government initiatives like Bal Swasthya Poshan Mah (BSPM), Routine Immunization (RI), Village Health and Nutrition Days (VHNDs) and Weekly Health and Nutrition Days (WHNDs), mobilising the community for accessing the benefits of these initiatives etc. are some of the activities in this direction. Capacity building of service providers, their activisation through regular meetings, promotion of adequately iodised salt, promotion of immediate and exclusive breastfeeding etc. are some of the other interventions.

 

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