At its core, IMHO’s main objective is to improve and develop primary health care throughout regions where such basic care is lacking. Over the years IMHO has constructed 3 primary care clinics in Sri Lanka, benefiting war-torn, impoverished, and tsunami-affected communities. Treatment is focused on prevention, public health education, primary health care, labor and delivery, and minor surgical procedures. These centers have provided free medical service, including free medications, to thousands.
Support for local hospitals and clinics in providing basic, essential medicines to poor patients who lack the financial means of paying for such medicines, has also become a cornerstone program of the organization.
IMHO conducts a wide range of mobile medical clinics in rural and under-served areas all over Sri Lanka through its primary care centers, the offices of various hospitals, and local partner organizations. The mobile clinics provide general medical consultation along with free medications such as antibiotics, vitamins, painkillers, etc.
Finally, IMHO supports local doctors, nurses, and health workers by providing incentive allowances and other general support for these persons to work in very remote and disadvantaged communities.
IMHO is currently working towards its first healthcare projects in India, which will be a positive first step in engaging rural communities in this country to help address their many healthcare needs. The first proposed new project will be located in the village of Ponnekallu, part of the rural district of Guntur in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. With the new construction of a free primary healthcare center, the village's population of about 9,000 persons will undoubtedly benefit by being able to access health care.
Similarly, IMHO is hoping to engage varies communities in the Dindigul District of Tamil Nadu by supporting a mobile medical clinics program designed to provide health care to those who lack adequate access or have no access at all. Plans to development the basic health infrastructure and train local persons are also in place.
Photo Gallery: Primary Care Centers
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Photo Gallery: Mobile Medical Clinics
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