In 2012, PPES opened a student health centre. Our full-time school nurse and staff are available 6 days a week. PPES is the only school in the region that provides for health needs, as well as teaching health and hygiene to their students.
Due to the lack of quality health care and the demand for it, PPES opened Prana Health Center in 2016. This new clinic allowed for the expansion of the health program, providing quality medical care to students and staff as well as the villagers of Annupshar. Prana is a bright, clean space, equipped with a nurse and doctor’s office, exam rooms, a pharmacy, and space to conduct health education classes.
There are medical volunteer opportunities at Prana, including patient care, public health and research projects, and the opportunity to train local medical professionals on better medical practices. The 180,000 people living here experience a lack of access to basic medical care. The vast majority of people suffer silently, and die, without a proper diagnosis from a medical professional. Tuberculosis, malaria, typhoid, polio, and diabetes affect this population. Educating our people on preventative healthcare is vital to minimize the spread of preventable diseases.
This is an exciting period for the health centre with immense opportunities for students and volunteers. With the help of the volunteers and donors, the people of this village will experience health care, which would have otherwise been both inaccessible and unaffordable to them.