Access to affordable and decent healthcare is critical to any community. Having good doctors, medications, and services on hand increases the overall health and quality of life. In many rural communities locals have to spend much of their salary and time to get to the nearest hospital, even though there’s a chance they won’t even receive treatment.
In India about 60% of the population live in rural areas, and access to adequate health care is very limited.In fact 50% of all villagers have no access at all to healthcare. Many diseases contracted are preventable. In Jharkhand, India the issue is even more acute, which lead the organization Hospital For Hope to open a local hospital focusing on care and treatment of preventable diseases such as malaria, dysentery, typhoid, and tuberculosis.
Partnering with the local NGO Jahriti Vihara, Hospital For Hope is working to develop a sustainable, accessible healthcare system. By working closely with Jahriti Vihara, the Hospital is able to get straight to work on the ground, reaching out to the community and offering exceptional health care.
2015 was a year of growth for them. They were able to install solar panels, which ensured around-the-clock electricity for the hospital. Along with sustainable electricity, the hospital installed a medications refigerator, keeping medicine at the appropriate temperature for maximum efficacy. They also are working to install an ambulance service to even better serve the Jharkhand community.
This growth is just the beginning, and Hospital For Hope, a registered 501(c)3 charity organization, is providing the local community in India exactly what they need: a well run functioning hospital. By donating to the hospital you are helping to train health professionals, develop more facilities in rural India, promote health education, and help develop health policy in local villages.