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Meeting the healthcare system gaps

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  Cervical cancer is the most common cancer among women in the rural areas and it is the leading cause of cancer deaths among women in the rural areas. Although it is preventable and curable but due to the lack of proper treatment and screening women in the rural areas suffering from cervical cancer remain unnoticed. Aiming at this loophole our GeBBS Foundation volunteers and partners ( MGM and Hedgeware hospital ) regularly conduct health check up camps in the rural areas of Aurangabad and Jalnain our mobile van ‘clinic-on-wheels’. Our doctors and volunteers regularly visit different villages in the mobile van to conduct health check-ups and screening for breast cancer and cervical cancer. Below, one of our volunteer’s has described his experience with our GeBBS Foundation.   Siddharth Madhukar Patekar- volunteer (Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad) “I am grateful to GeBBS Foundation for giving me an opportunity to work for a noble cause in the rural

An early detection goes a long way...

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  Breast Cancer is most common in women and has the second highest occurrence in India. The average incidence rate is around 6 lakhs in the rural areas. Women above the age of 50 are most susceptible to cancer. It starts as cancerous cells present at the lining of a milk gland (lobule) in one of the breasts. This phenomenon is commonly known as lobular breast cancer.   Women should regularly conduct self-examination of the breast and on noticing any lump or change must consult the doctor if necessary. This will help facilitate early stage breast cancer treatment. If the cancer is diagnosed at the first stage, outcomes are better. Most breast lumps are not cancerous. But few basic symptoms of breast cancer are: A painless lump in the breast A spontaneous discharge of blood from the nipple Retraction or indentation of nipple Redness or pitting of the skin over the breast Mass below the arms Changes in the size or shape of a breast Dimpling or thickening of the skin on a part of a b
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  Tireless helping hands of our volunteers The Covid-19 pandemic has affected almost all of India. Earlier people were under the impression that the rural areas can be protected from the virus with proper covid-19 testing and by maintaining the government guidelines. But, after the return of the migrant workers to their hometown, the problem of spreading the virus arose. More than half of all Covid-19 cases recorded in the previous month came from 584 districts that are classified as mostly rural or entirely rural. In this entire chaos, GeBBS Foundation came forward to help the people in the rural areas to battle the disease. When the villagers struggled to manage a meal, our GeBBS volunteers came forward to provide both food and medical support to all the people in the rural areas of Aurangabad. To further create an impact on the fragile health systems in Aurangabad and Jalna our volunteers along with the Kishori Vikas PrakalpSamanvayakGrahmin Savitribai Phule Mahila Ekatma Samajh

Our Volunteer’s Touching Lives During Covid Crisis

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  The pandemic has left the deprived communities in acute distress. People in the rural areas are pushed deeper into poverty. Hygiene and medication is beyond imagination, even one meal is a struggle for most. To tackle this challenge our volunteers have come together to support the people in the rural areas (mainly Aurangabad) with the basic necessities. From distributing hygiene kits to food kits – our volunteers are doing everything to keep the people in the rural areas safe and secure. Hear our volunteer speak, about his experience with GeBBS Foundation . Pawan Madanrao Popalghat - Volunteer, GeBBS Foundation Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad. “I always wanted to do something that adds value to the society. Helping people and giving a smile is something that makes me happy. I am grateful to GeBBS Foundation for giving me this opportunity to live my passion. I am very fortunate to be associated with GeBBS Foundation and render my service to the people in

Help the Helpless during the Covid Crisis

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  . In India in-spite of all the preparedness and promptness, the deadly infection has taken several lives and has infected hundreds. There is a lot of apprehension amongst people about the possibility of who could be a carrier of the virus & also the fact of how many actually get detected of Covid & by when. The facility of screening and detecting Covid virus is much easier in the urban areas than in the rural areas. The vulnerability is much bigger for the people in the rural areas. It is because people in the rural areas do not always have the ability to safeguard themselves from this fatal virus So, to help the people in the rural areas especially villagers in Aurangabad and Jalna to battle Covid, our volunteers and doctors are working tirelessly. Other than distributing hygiene kits and food relief kits our volunteers are continuously organizing Covid awareness camps. They are visiting door to door to spread Covid awareness. Along with these awareness camps our volunte

Awareness to ensure Wellness

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Covid 19 is rapidly spreading across the globe. In India its widespread in the urban areas & today we can also see it spreading in our rural areas. It is important to safeguard people  in the rural areas through constant awareness programs and regular health check-up camps. So, our GeBBS Foundation volunteers in association with the Savitribai Phule MahilaEkatmSamaj Mandal Hedgewar Hospital are constantly visiting door to door to spread covid awareness. In these awareness camps our volunteers speak about: ·          The need to stay indoors ·          The importance and need for maintaining hygiene ·          Toavoid touching the face ·          The reason to maintain social distancing ·          The requirement to seek medical support if unwell ·          The proper ways to use a face mask Our volunteers are also propagating that seeking early medical care is very crucial if one experiences fever, cough or difficulty in breathing. This can help prevent the disease. T

Our Action to Prevent the Infection

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Covid-19 has brought uncertainty in our lives, especially for children and the senior citizens. It is all the more unsettling for the people in the rural areas. They are always at a greater risk of being the victim of the virus since they are unable to take proper safety and precautionary measures. To fight the disease, it is very important to take preventive actions like wearing masks, washing hands with soap and water and maintaining social distancing. We, at GeBBS Foundation are continuously taking action to prevent the infection. Hence we have come up with an initiative called “Safety First” where, our volunteers are reaching out to different villages in Aurangabad and Jalna to distribute reusable face masks. This mask distribution is not only restricted to villagers, but also they are handed over to our caregivers and volunteers. At GeBBS Foundation, the safety and security of our volunteers and partners is important. In the last couple of weeks, we have successfully d