B-37, HPVHA Complex, Phase-1, Sector-2, New Shimla, HP. 171009

"Completed 25th Years of Community Service In Himachal Pradesh"

Himachal Pradesh Voluntary Health Association

Achievements

HPVHA was established in 1987 and was completely functional from 1990 in Himachal Pradesh. HPVHA went for new initiatives for the first time in H.P. and mobilized the voluntary sector. Domestic violence and matters like single women, legal rights of women are also the concerns of HPVHA and it made many efforts in this regard by organizing workshops on the matter. Some of our achievements are as following:-

  • Appreciation for work as Amar Ujala Sanman
  • First Organization to take initiatives regarding HIV/AIDS.
  • CTIP at Barmana as pilot project
  • VCTC at Shimla and Bilaspur

PPTCT at Shimla

  • HIV AIDS Tele Counselling and live Counselling at SHIMLA AND Bilaspur.
  • First to take positive step to analyze the Child Budget of State Government.
  • First organization to work on RCH in Cold Desert. (RCH in Lahul & Spiti)
  • Innovative programme on Tobacco Control.
  • Community Based Rehabilitation for Disables in HP.
  • First organization to work on the burning issue of HIV/AIDS in HP.

Initiatives regarding Disaster Management for the first time.

Himachal Pradesh Voluntary Health Association (HPVHA) is the federation of 20 leading NGOs of the state and is the state chapter of Voluntary Health Association of India (VHAI). HPVHA is working on health & development issues in the state since 1987. The objective of the organization is "Making Health a Reality for the people of Himachal Pradesh".

Major Achievement of the organization:

HPVHA became the first mother NGO of the state appointed by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India after successful implementation of RCH activities in remote and tribal district i.e. Lahaul & Spiti in 2000-2001. Since then, mother NGO programme on RCH is ongoing in the state. HPVHA was the first organization to initiate interventions on HIV/AIDS issues in the state in 1998-1999 with DFID (UK). Since then, this programme is in continuation with core group and migrants throughout the state. The organization is networking the PLHA for their rights and capacity building for socio-economic and health empowerment. Based on the interventions of HPVHA in disability sector, for the first time questionnaire on disability was attached with the census 2001 questionnaire. It has initiated intervention in form of physiotherapy and occupational therapy unit in the state.

HPVHA raised the issue of child and adolescent rights and the first Childline was sanctioned in the state to the organization by the Ministry of Child and Women Development. Since 2000 the budget for children is being estimated for the advocacy of child rights in the state. Because of our constant efforts, with regard to policy advocacy Tobacco Control Act, 2003 was amended in the state, efforts initiated for effective implementation and the state and district steering committees were formed. Because of voicing on declining sex ratio issues, State Level PNDT Committee was formed to look after the matter. Our first collaboration with Rural Development Department on sanitation issues resulted in GO-NGO partnership on the same throughout the state. Because of continuous technical support and capacity building trainings of NGOs of the state, the development sector/NGOs/Civil Society organization has flourished in the state and contributing its true spirit to the society.

Because of advocacy on important social concerns, HPVHA has become part of about 15 government Committees to provide policy inputs. Because of analysis of research like Community Need Assessment Analysis done by us, the government has made few changes in its programme and policies with regard to health.

Because of our efforts in the primary education sector the reading habits among the 6-14 years of children is being inculcated with the help of community participation and special trainings for the primary teachers has been initiated by the state Government. HPVHA has the potential and specialization to develop various IEC materials in the form of magazine, leaflets, posters etc. on health and developmental issues. HPVHA is first in the state to implement various grassroots level developmental activities besides social activism. In this context we initiated a health center to provide curative services in the form of NGO corporate partnership. HPVHA has made a strong base throughout the state with 8 field offices and one own 3 stories head office in Shimla with 300 manpower.

Other Major Achievements

HPVHA became the first mother NGO of the state appointed by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India after successful implementation of RCH activities in remote and tribal district i.e. Lahaul & Spiti in 2000-2001. Since then, mother NGO programme on RCH is ongoing in the state.HPVHA was the first organization to initiate interventions on HIV/AIDS issues in the state in 1998-1999 with DFID (UK)

Based on the interventions of HPVHA in disability sector, for the first time questionnaire on disability was attached with the census 2001 questionnaire. It has initiated intervention in form of physiotherapy and occupational therapy unit in the state.HPVHA raised the issue of child and adolescent rights and the first childline was sanctioned in the state to the organization by the Ministry of Child and Women Development.As a result of our constant efforts, with regard to policy advocacy Tobacco Control Act, 2003 was amended in the state, efforts initiated for effective implementation and the state and district steering committees were formed.

Award Certificate

Our first collaboration with Rural Development Department on sanitation issues resulted in GO-NGO partnership on the same throughout the state. HPVHA has the potential and specialization to develop various IEC materials in the form of magazine, leaflets, posters etc. on health and developmental issues. HPVHA is first in the state to implement various grassroot level developmental activities besides social activism. In this context we initiated a health center to provide curative services in the form of NGO corporate partnership. HPVHA has made a strong base throughout the state with 8 field offices and one own 3 stories head office in Shimla with 300 manpower.