Telemedicine-Enhanced Arogya is a community health program that provides rural villages with critical medical services and health education.
Through telemedicine and preventative health trainings, TEA gives people living without sufficient healthcare resources the information and support to thrive.
Arogya Resource Centers serve remote rural and tribal villages across India.
Arogya Resource Centers (ARC)
ARC with Telemedicine Facility
Villages have access to an ARC
Rural villagers have access to healthcare
Funds health services in 30 villages for 3 years
Data as of January 2021
The Power of Preventative Healthcare
TEA not only provides people in rural villages with top-level care; it also teaches how to prevent illness and promote wellness for long-term, lasting impact.
Within three years, TEA has powerful results:
- Improved hygienic habits in children
- Increased use of safe drinking water
- Increase in number and use of toilets
- Significant reduction in the spread of water-borne diseases
- Treatment of women and children with anemia
- Use of soak and compost pits for safe disposal of waste
A Women-Led Healthcare Revolution
TEA works by training local women to be community health workers, called Arogya Sevikas. Arogya Sevikas serve their local community, providing on-the-ground resources and connecting patients to doctors via telemedicine.
Arogya Sevikas are able to charge affordable costs for their services. This means that in addition to providing rural villages with healthcare, TEA is also empowering women healthcare entrepreneurs.
Health & Hygiene
Providing trainings on filtered drinking water, safe disposal of degradable waste, and healthy hygiene practices
Treating and preventing anemia through an innovative mobile test kit, nutrition counseling, and iron supplements
Connecting ill patients to doctors through video conferencing for prescriptions and treatment
Encouraging the use of sanitary napkins and providing information on family planning
Stressing the importance of vaccination and helping villages access government-provided vaccines
Providing information on common diseases and planting medicinal herbs to cure common ailments
Preventing malnutrition through nutrition counseling and planting nutritious family gardens
Mobile Eye Clinic
Connecting people in villages to innovative treatments and surgeries for eye-related problems
Meet ChandaaHealth Entrepreneur
After joining Ekal as a volunteer in 2015, Chandaa became inspired by the vision of village empowerment. She started a small business with her brother, selling organic toothpaste to prevent gum disease. Their product has become widely successful, expanding throughout Uttar Pradesh and employing 25 people.
Meet the Arogya Team of UdaipurLaunched a village cleanliness campaign
A five-person team of Arogya workers led a week-long health campaign in Udaipur. They cleaned the roads and streets, conducted trainings on waste disposal through soak pits and waste pits, and wrote health slogans on walls to promote wellness.