Our practices are driven by its dedication to protect and improve people's health

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Path forward to saving lives: preventing disease and promoting health 

While preventive health is one of the most cost-effective measures in public health, it has not been adequately funded in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). As a result, under-five children and maternal mortality rates are much higher in LMICs than those in developed countries.  

Most health strategies focus on delivering health services without involving communities. Numerous evaluations of health programs demonstrate the need for participation among the targeted population when it comes to health prevention.

Because of this critical situation, GaneshAID supports preventive health characterized by integrated Health Promotion and Diseases Prevention (HPDP) strategies in order to:

  • Foster health promotion interventions to empower people to make healthy lifestyle choices and motivate them to take control over and improve their health. 
  • Reinforce disease prevention to eliminate or reduce sources of risk or health-threatening factors, and to enhance protective measure.

Protecting people's health

Working with and for communities to better protect people's health

Health promotion and disease prevention (HPDP) are proactive approaches that stress the importance of prevention at various points along the health care continuum. HPDP focuses on keeping people healthy and preventing diseases from occurring.

Disease prevention focuses on prevention strategies that reduce the occurrence of diseases, identify risk factors or detect disease in its early, most treatable stages. 

Experience 

  • Designing and conducting community and population health assessments/evaluations
  • Designing and conducting health services performance assessments/evaluations
  • Advising on public policy formulation related to health prevention problems and gaps
  • Designing and implementing the health intervention activities/campaigns and projects
  • Developing a strategy and tools for monitoring the health programs progress
  • Designing and conducting health promotion campaigns
  • Developing HPDP materials such as designing and implementing Community Empowerment process to engage people and build individual and collective capacity
    • Leaflets and posters
    • Multimedia resources (video, audio, CD-ROM, web-based platform, m-application)
    • IEC games (domino, picture box, etc.)
  • Creating supportive environments, involving intersectoral collaborations
  • Advocating for health promotion policies and strategies
  • Conducting research and disseminating evidence
  • Capacity building in diseases prevention and health promotion:
    • Face-to-face training, blended training, distance learning
    • Online/offline technical resources
    • Job-aid manuals
    • M-application
    • Coaching
    • Networking
    • Community of practices