Executive Director’s Message
I am happy to showcase the Annual Report for 2012- 2013, which highlights HPVHA's achievements and its endless strife to bring about a desired change in the little that we do. HPVHA has achieved a milestone - 2013 is the 25th year of HPVHA's completion.
From what started as an organization focusing on bringing about a change at grassroots by highlighting issues of health, it has evolved as an implementing institution on health programmes and of late also has started providing curative and preventive services. From focus on health it has now extended to a more holistic approach of child development, education and other development issues.
HPVHA has focused on policy advocacy and community sensitization with focus on creation of stakeholder awareness, into its various projects in order to bring about a sustainable development. And I take great pride that HPVHA as a federation has strengthened itself, it's working style and has set high goals of delivery of services.
HPVHA has entered into partnership under CSR to focus on critical issues – be it provision of rural health care or counseling/ curative services for STI or state of art learning technologies in school. It is spearheading that the anti tobacco campaign, which is a first of its kind in India wherein the momentum has been taken upto the rural panchayats.
I take this opportunity to thank my entire team of HPVHA, who render their full faith in me at times of crisis and are the greatest support to execute the work effectively. I thank the Management Board members and member organizations to have stood by us and for their valuable guidance in our various programmes.
A special thanks is extended to Honourable Chief Minister H.P., Minister of Health and Family Welfare & Ayurveda H.P., Sh. S.N. Joshi- Consultant HPVHA, Sh. Alok Mukhopadhyay- Chief Executive VHAI, Dr. Rana J. Singh- Technical Advisor, The Union SEA New Delhi and All Departments of Himachal Pradesh, and donors for their guidance and support at all times.
I hope with everyone's best wishes and our commitments, we are able to surge again into a new year along with agenda for next 25 years with determination to face new challenges, execute our objectives and use our resources efficiently for the most strategic outcomes.
Dr. Narendra Sharma