Nearly 2,000 villagers and underprivileged citizens from the outskirts of Varanasi, India came together as AAPI and AAPI Charitable Foundation organized World Health Day on April 7th, under the leadership of Dr. Raj Bhayani, President-Elect of AAPI-QLI.
The day long event was organized in association with Mahila Swarojgar Samiti with a view to educate women and children on the need for healthy living and how to prevent people from being impacted by health issues.
“This is a very much impoverished area of Varanasi where any help will be substantial,” said Dr. Bhayani. “We will be launching TB FREE VARANASI campaign soon in this region initially, and will take the campaign across the nation, later on.”
About 100 volunteers have been trained and are ready to go to popularize the campaign and educate the rural people in this region on healthy living and on ways to prevent and treat Tuberclosis. These volunteers will go and knock on every door and conduct a survey in order to identify the potential needy people. The organizers plan to target a minimum of 250,0000 to a maximum of 500,000 citizens out of 2 million total citizens who will be surveyed by August and they hope to have a substantial data ready by the time AAPI will organzie its next edition of the Global Healthcare Summit in December 2018.
Dr. Bhayani has urged AAPI leadership to “add this location for starting AAPI charitable clinic as we have a great reliable local partner and devoted and dedicated local team as well as tremendous need of clinic in this area.”
Mahila Swarojgar Samiti is working here since 2002 with focus on health education in women and women empowerment and has been recognized by United Nations in Geneva. I am on the board of this organization. And bhayani foundation has been supporting their work. The clinic at this location will be an excellent initiative by AAPI.
“AAPI has organized elevan Indo – US/Global Healthcare Submits in India and has heled develop strategic alliances with various organizations. It is these learnings and relationships that have now enabled us to plan ahead and prepare for this annual outstanding event, the Global Healthcare Summit, that has made initiated numerous policies and programs benefitting the delivery of healthcare and policies that make healthcare affordable and efficient in India,” said Dr. Gautam Samadder, President of AAPI. For more details, please visit: www.appiusa.org