Rural Health Missions and Public Health Outreach
Rural villages and towns in Tamil Nadu have disproportionately high rates of death from preventable and treatable illnesses relative to their urban counterparts. This is largely due to lack of proper sanitation and the impoverished condition of a substantial percentage of the village inhabitants. Since access to proper healthcare is the most fundamental prerequisite to economic empowerment and self-reliance, Prime Trust regularly partners with local and internationally-based organizations to provide critical care, prevention check-ups, vaccinations, eye care, and other health-related services to Tamil Nadu's rural poor.
Rural Health Missions
Prime Trust organized ts first health mission in 2012 in collaboration with the Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, checking for eye cataracts for the villagers of Uppuvelore. Since then, Prime Trust has partnered with numerous local, national, and internationally-based nongovernmental organizations to organize health missions and campaigns in the rural villages and districts surrounding Pondicherry.
Public Health Outreach
In coordination with its social awareness and citizen engagement campaigns, Prime Trust regularly organizes seminars for Self-Help Groups and the broader public on a variety of public health-related topics. Past topics have included HIV/AIDS, child nutrition, mental health, and personal hygiene.