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No claim for originality of the programmes is made by HETV.
We acknowledge our gratitude to the many people and sources whose work has been
drawn freely upon. We thank them all.
Programmes will be supplemented and supported by booklets,
leaflets, posters and informational guides in Marathi and English, and made
freely available at health worker stations, hospitals, schools, and more.
Mother Child Protection Card Computer Based
Mother Child Protection Card CBT
Provide a monitored, consistent, and expedited health worker training
process, including a certification program, for the Mother Child Protection
Card. The CBT will accelerate the current pace of training to health workers
by using over 1,000 computer literacy centres throughout Maharashtra. This
will provide a better learning experience through interactive computer
exercises, and, when necessary, give the option to complete an individual
training module at a modified pace.
Correcting Dehydration with Home-made Solutions
Define and Promote Home-Made Solutions--define clear definitions for
home-made solutions (tea, rice water with extra rice, etc.)
The first-level health worker, a community health worker who has a crucial
role to play in disseminating knowledge and skills for the management of
diarrhoea, as regards the use of both home remedies and ORS. ORS packets
should be available in adequate supply at this level and throughout the
entire health system. If this is not possible, maximum efforts should
continue towards this end and, in the meantime, as complete a formulation as
possibly should be used, recognizing its limitations. When potassium is a
missing ingredient, patients should be encouraged to drink fluids that are
rich in potassium (fruit juices).
Increased fluids and Preparation of home-made and packaged solutions. For the preparation of ORS solution the
safest water should be used.
Cloth Health Guides
Health workers will inform mothers, especially those
with limited education or who cannot read, using this series of washable,
easily transportable, and simple-to-use health guides. These
handkerchiefs with drawings, diagrams, and graphs, contain useful health
information, and will be distributed to health care providers throughout
Enhance the current knowledge of diarrhoea management
by facilitating lectures and training courses which will allow for
dialogue and interaction of hundreds of people simultaneously. Key health
issues will be taught and discussed by doctors, medical specialists,
medical students, and health care providers at the existing 100 virtual
learning centres in Maharashtra with video conferencing facilities linked
Health Resources CD
For those without Internet access, all these resources
will be available on a CD which will be freely distributed to health care
providers, educators, reference libraries, doctors, schools,
universities, and hospitals in Maharashtra.
hetv.org provides a comprehensive set of resources relating to health
education. Materials can be downloaded for offline research or printed for easy
Online health education videos for mothers, health
care providers, medical specialists, doctors, and students. These videos
can be easily transferred for news, TV, or radio broadcast.