Axshya is a Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) supported project implemented by LEPRA Society in 8 districts (Balasore, Bhadrak, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Ganjam, Puri, Sambalpur and Raurkela of Sundergarh) across Odisha state. The project purpose is to improve Universal Access to quality TB diagnosis & treatment in the state. The key service areas include enhancing TB case detection among vulnerable and key affected population, MDR Counselling and Nutritional support, Urban and rural TB care and control and Private and volunteer sector engagement.
Odisha Eye care programme
The Odisha Eye care programme is being implemented in Sonepur, Boudh, Bargarh, Kalahandi and Kandhmal districts with an overall objective to contribute significantly in addressing the avoidable blindness issues such as Cataract, Glaucoma and other surgeries and referral services for people needing higher level of interventions.
Intensified Malaria Control Project-3 (IMCP)
LEPRA Society, which is one of the implementing partners of Caritas India for IMCP-3, started its intervention in 3 high endemic districts, namely, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj and Sundergarh. The main focus would be on 723390 people in 1178 selected inaccessible villages of 14 blocks of 3 districts. The project supports the National Vector Borne Diseases Control Programme (NVBDCP) with the main purpose to increase access of people to diagnosis and complete treatment of malaria in difficult-to-reach areas and to mobilise the community to respond to the cause.
The project covers a population of about 40,000 in 9 Gram Panchayats of Junagarh block of Kalahandi district under the Designated Microscopic Centre (DMC) scheme of RNTCP. The activities and targets are in line with RNTCP to contribute to the National Tuberculosis Control Programme in Kalahandi district.
SANKALP project “Tackling Lymphatic Filariasis and Leprosy” is being implemented in Puri and Nayagarh districts of Odisha state, India, since November 2015, covering a population of over one million spread across 172 Gram Panchayats in seven blocks. The project aims for improved availability and access of people to Lymphatic Filariasis and leprosy-related services in a combined manner with emphasis on women and children.
Swabimaan – Koraput, Nabarangpur, Sonepur
LEPRA Society started its operations in Koraput, Jeypore and Malkangiri, Sonepur in 1991. The main focus was to reach out to marginalised tribal communities to provide quality health care services to persons suffering from Leprosy and Tuberculosis (TB). The Koraput Leprosy Project (KORALEP) operational in 3 districts (Koraput, Malkangiri and Nabarangpur) and the Bolangir Leprosy Project operational in Sonepur district is now merged into a new project called ‘Swabimaan’ (means self-dignity).The project focuses on public health issues with special emphasis on leprosy. There is stark inadequacy in terms of access to specialised government health services for the people in these districts. The project ensures comprehensive care for persons affected by leprosy, prevent impairments including pre and post-operative management of reconstructive surgeries, address the management of existing impairments amongst persons affected by leprosy and empower them to access their rights and entitlements by forming cluster/block level forums.
TRU & SRS (Technical Resource Unit & Strengthening Referral System Project)
The project aims to cover the entire state of Odisha comprising 44.26 million population across 30 districts with 7.3 million scheduled caste population and 9.7 million scheduled tribe population. Odisha (Annual New Case Detection Rate -18) is one of the high endemic states of the country (ANCDR 9.7). The project aims to offer referral services of complicated case management which are difficult to diagnose. It will also oversee Reaction & Neuritis management, complicated ulcer management, G-2 footwear supply and preparation and management of RCS cases at 10 Referral Centres & 10 RCS centres in different corners of the state.
Vihaan meaning ‘Dawn’s First Light’ works towards scaling up of Care, Support & Treatment (CST) services for People Living with HIV and AIDS (PLHIV). The Vihaan programme operates from Bhubaneswar while implementing the programme through 9 Care and Support Centres (CSCs) i.e. in Koraput, Ganjam, Khurda, Cuttack, Balasore, Angul, Balangir, Sundargarh & Sambalpur districts and one Help Desk i.e. Bhadrak ensuring access to care and support services through Care and Support Centres (CSC).