Keeping in view the fact that more than a quarter of India’s population has been living as downtrodden and marginalized for centuries, Shri Nirotilal Buddha Sansthan (SNBS) came in to existence in 1994 as an non government organization of marginalized people and has undertaken the task to promote the welfare of this section of the society, lead to their upliftment and development for integration with the total society by improvement in their economic, educational, social, cultural and health standards.
Shri Nirotilal Buddha Sansthan was registered under Society Act in 1994 and has been primarily working in the areas of health and its determinants, safe drinking water, hygiene, sanitation, HIV/AIDS awareness, family planning & welfare, child labor & literacy, education, livelihood, plantation, community awareness and development, with especial focus on marginalized sections of the societies, slum dweller women and children through various development programs for over 23 years.
After 1995, SNBS intends to continue its role as a facilitator to improve the effectiveness of various national programs and build capacities of communities to address a wide range of reproductive health, child health, illiteracy, family planning,NPSP and HIV/AIDS challenges.
Shri Nirotilal Buddha, Sansthan (SNBS), Agra has been primarily working in the areas of health and its determinants, safe drinking water, hygiene, sanitation, HIV/AIDS awareness, family planning & welfare, child labor & literacy, education, livelihood, plantation, community awareness and development, with especial focus on marginalized sections of the societies, slum dweller women and children through various development programs, for the last 23 years. Besides, SNBS has been supporting DMHFW, Agra closely.
SNBS has conducted Mapping and Assessment of Agra slums as key resource organization, jointly facilitated by Department of Health and Family Welfare, Agra and USAID-EHP during February-April 2004. During this process, SNBS has conducted qualitative health vulnerability assessment in slums of Agra and helped USAID-EHP and Department of Health and Family Welfare, Agra in plotting of slums and existing health facilities on the map of Agra and gap identification. Thus, SNBS is one of the founder partners of Urban Health Resource Center (UHRC) operation, formally known as EHP.
Subsequently, the Agra Urban Health Program (AUHP) has been implemented as response to request of Government of Uttar Pradesh, suggesting UHRC to initiate PPP models in Agra. UHRC initiated public-private partnership (PPP) process in consultation with the Department of Medical, Health and Family Welfare, Agra. Based on its experience in the area of reproductive and child health, the exceptional contribution rendered in proposal development phase and its credibility in the district, the Screening Committee constituted under the chairpersonship of Chief Medical Officer, DMHFW, Agra has recommended SNBS as potential NGO for partnership with UHRC operation and our partnership came into existence. UNDER THIS PARTNERSHIP, SNBS HAD MOBILIZED APPROXIMATELY 40,250 POPULATIONS IN 20 SLUMS AND FACILITATING OUTREACH CAMPS THROUGH LINKAGE WITH RAKABGANJ NORTH D-TYPE HEALTH CENTRE. APART FROM THIS, SINCE MARCH 2006 SNBS HAD BEEN FACILITATED A MULTI-STAKEHOLDER APPROACH FOR OPTIMIZING LOCAL RESOURCES AND IMPROVING REACH OF SERVICES TO APPROXIMATELY 46700 UNDERSERVED URBAN POOR POPULATIONS RESIDING IN 15 SLUMS UNDER BUNDUKATRA D-TYPE HEALTH CENTRE CATCHMENT AREA. SINCE FEBRUARY 2009, SNBS HAS BEEN DEMONSTRATING TWO APPROACHES AT YAMUNA PAR. UNDER ONE, SNBS HAS SET UP AND MANAGING URBAN HEALTH CENTRE AT NARAICH, YAMUNA PAR FOR PROVIDING REGULAR OPD AND OUTREACH SERVICES TO APPROXIMATELY 55000 POPULATION RESIDING IN 35 SLUMS IN TRANS YAMUNA AREA. THE OTHER DEMONSTRATES COMMUNITY MOBILIZATION FOR DEMAND GENERATION OF HEALTH SERVICES AND COMMUNITY LINKAGES WITH GOVT. HEALTH FACILITY AND MOBILIZING APPROXIMATELY 27000 POPULATIONS IN 9 SLUMS AND FACILITATING OUTREACH CAMPS THROUGH LINKAGE WITH GOVERNMENT D-TYPE HEALTH CENTRE, YAMUNA PAR. WE ARE WORKING IN 80 SLUMS OF THE AGRA CITY UNDER HEALTH PROGRAMMES.
SNBS started 4 special child labor schools(with 200 child labor boy as well as girls students) from 1st of August 2005 in four different slums i.e. Nala Kaji Pada,Ram Nagar,Jagdishpura and Chipitola of Agra with the objective of providing protection and education to working children(child labor) in coordination with Labor Department, Agra under National Child Labor Project. Up till September,2014 a total of 842 children from Special Child Labor Schools of SNBS has been promoted and integrated with main stream of education.
In continuation UHI-CARE funded Urban Health Initiative (UHI) program had been implemented by SNBS since March,2011 to December 2012. Under this program eligible couples were counselled for adopting modern family planning methods in our intervention area of 33 slums in Bunduktra. We covered population of 92984 with eligible couples of 14568 in 15521 house holds.We have counselled 14560 elibile couples and 3673 couple adopted modern methods so far i.e. 489 adopt Female sterilization,45 NSV,1419 IUCD, 294 OCP and 624 Condom.
Along with UHI we are implementing USAID-PFI funded Health of the Urban Poor (HUP) program in 24 slums of Agra city in the area of Jagdishpura,Bodla and Sikandra with population of 52263 in 10974 families since October,2011 to October 2013. We are covering 642 pregnant women,1140 infants and 7556 eligible couples in our intervention under HUP.We have formed 20 MAS in our intervention area to strengthen the community for ownership.We have visited 113058 house holds for counseling in our intervention i.e 6298 counseling visits to pregnant women, 5944 counseling visits to lactating women,9126 visits to infants,20944 visits to 1-5 yrs children and 70476 visits to eligible couples.During UHND we have facilitated beneficiries to avail health and nutrition services ever since we have facilitated services to 714 pregnat women,1202 lactating women,1210 infants,2064 1-5 yrs children and 3782 eligible couples.
SNBS will implement Urban Health Programme (UHP), Agra since November 2013.
In 2016 – 17 we covered 100 slums of Agra city in the area of Jagdishpura, Bodla, Sikandra, Loha Mandi, Nai-Ki-Mandi, Jeevani Mandi, Balugunj, Kazipada, Chakkipat and Nagla Padi with supported from Medical Health & Family welfare Department (MHFW) Agra, Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) Agra, Vitamin Angels USA and Agra Obstetrical and Gynecological Society (AOGS), Agra.
SNBS will implement targeted intervention for Destination Migrant at Kanpur. Target population will be 10000 since February 2014 to September 2015.We will provide them Information services i.e IPC, Mid media campaign etc, Condom related services, Health care services i.e. STI treatment & management, health camps etc, Treatment & care package and enabling environment services.
Bal Mitra Gram (BMG) Programme is started by SNBS in Agra from August 2017, We are presently working with Block Bichpuri provide benefits to Lakhanpur, Maghtayi, Bilasganj and Doraitha village. SNBS Team is facilitating education/Health to the needy people of these village throught this BMG. We are developing BMG to stop Child Labour and engage every children with education.
Despite this, SNBS has organized several international and national visits of USAID as well as other organizations. On 18th April 2009 the visit of ‘The United States Congress Delegation’ to observe and understand the lives of urban poor and slum dwellers and their access to health services has appreciated our work and devotion towards the disadvantaged community. 21th February 2012 the visit of ‘The Ethiopian Delegation’ to observe and understand the lives of urban poor and slum dwellers and their access to health services has acclaimed our work.
Most recently on 16th September 2016 the visit of ‘The Vitamin Angels USA Delegation’ is to observe and understand the lives of urban poor pregnant women and Children and their access to Multi Vitamin , Vitamin A with Deworming & health services has acclaimed our work.
Thus, SNBS have substantial experience in mobilizing and empowering communities for accessing and utilizing better health care facilities and also have strong experience in working with state and district level government counterparts for implementation of different projects and community – based activities.