People of the state would be able to live a healthy and peaceful life that would base on 'growth with justice'. Peaceful community and family life would replace violence, misery, poverty, ignorance, illiteracy, gender inequality, diseases and infirmity. In fulfilling the needs of the people the scarce natural resources would be effectively utilised and there would be continuous efforts to promote sustainable human development. Thus we can make health a reality for the people of Odisha.
OVHA would strive hard to systematically convince the government and other agencies about the health needs of the communities. It would help support the government and other agencies in formatting and implementing necessary health programmes in state. It would also facilitate the planning, management and evaluation of health and development activities by the voluntary agencies particularly through the capacity building of NGO workers, sharing information and research findings and extending consultancy support. At the time of need it would also respond to the emergencies, like epidemics, calamities etc. In other words, OVHA would always be putting sincere efforts to promote the health status of the state.
"Making Health a Reality for the People of Odisha".
OVHA has two types of members, organisation members and Associate members, who untidily form the General Body, the highest decision making body of the organisation. The General Body members are eligible to cast their vote as secret ballot to elect 11 Governing Body members and the Executive Director as Ex-Officio member. The Governing Body elect the office bearers and really look after the activities of OVHA, which is executed by the Executive Director. Executive Director is one of the key pin of the organ isation and establish link between management and staff.
OVHA has two types of members like organisation members and associate members. A structured application form has been developed in due consultation with its members for membership of OVHA. After proper scrutiny of the documents and field appraisal, the Governing Body recommends the name of the applicant organisations to General Body for induction in to OVHA as a member. In case of Associate members, individuals of reputation and expertise in the field of health and development are inducted as associate member of OVHA. The Annual membership fee is Rs.200/- for both categories. However, organisation members those who have completed three successful years of membership can also become Life Member by paying Rs.5,000/- only.
Public private partnership (PPP) has emerged as one of the important strategies for health sector reform in Odisha. Initiatives have been taken by National Rural Health Mission, Health and Family Welfare Department, Government of Odisha to undertake different PPPs in meeting the growing needs for health services and other national health programmes. With the support of the State Government, OVHA is managing 3 numbers of PHC (N). One is in Kalahandi district at Adri in Thuamul Rampur block and the rest are in Kandhamal district – PHC (N) Judabali in Kotagarh block and PHC (N) Mardipanka in Daringbadi Block . Primary health care is a whole-of-society approach to health and well-being, centered on the needs and preferences of individuals, families and communities in large. It addresses the broader determinants of health and focuses on the comprehensive and interrelated aspects of physical, mental and social health and wellbeing. The Alma-Ata definition of Primary Health Care that emphasizes the principles of social justice, equity, self-reliance, appropriate technology, decentralization, community involvement, intersectoral collaboration, and affordable cost. OVHA embraces this model of comprehensive primary healthcare for all.