Vision Statement: The Christian Medical College, Vellore, seeks to be a witness to the healing ministry of Christ, through excellence in education, service and research
This is primarily due to poor health care infra-structure, limited health services – more than 50% of children are born at home – low literacy and inadequate quality education, no opportunity for local employment, dependence on subsistence farming, migratory labour and poor relationship with administrative structures.
Historically, the tribal people have not trusted people from the plains. They seek healthcare only when someone is very sick, leading to high mortality rates and huge economic burdens due to illnesses.
In the early days, CHAD provided general health services through mobile clinics. Initial outreach programs were primarily to address Hansen’s disease – leprosy – in the hills. With the decrease in the incidence of new cases of Hansen’s disease, we expanded our program to include general care.
1. To decrease Infant mortality and maternal mortality 50% in 5 years
2. To increase childhood immunization to 80% in 5 years
3. To increase access to antenatal care to 100% in 2 years
4. To provide access to adequate treatment for Tuberculosis, leprosy and non communicable diseases
5.To provide access to emergency care 24 hrs a day.
1. To provide access to primary education
2. To provide access to vocational training to all villages
3. To decrease migration by 50% in 5 years
4. To decrease school dropout to 20% till std10
5. To help students get access to higher education in mainline or technical courses for employment
6. To decrease hazardous use to alcohol to 30% by 5 years