Welcome to Voluntary Health Accociation of India
Voluntary Health Association of India (VHAI) is a non-profit, registered society formed in the year 1970. It is a federation of 27 State Voluntary Health Associations, linking together more than 4500 health and development institutions across the country.We are one of the largest health and development networks in the world.
VHAI advocates people-centered policies for dynamic health planning and programme management in India. We initiate and support innovative health and development programmers at the grassroots with the active participation of the people.
VHAI strives to build up a strong health movement in the country for a cost-effective , preventive , promotive and rehabilitative health care system. We work towards a responsive public health sector and responsible private sector with accountability and quality service.
Hon’ble Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan leading the World No Tobacco Day Youth Rally Organised by VHAI on 30th May 2014
New Delhi, May 29, 2014: Every year, on 31 May, WHO and partners mark World No Tobacco Day, highlighting the health risks associated with tobacco use. Tobacco kills nearly 6 million people each year, of which more than 600000 are non-smokers dying from inhaling second-hand smoke. This year, World Health Organization (WHO) has selected “Raise Taxes on Tobacco” as the theme for World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) 2014.
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee presented the "International Gandhi Award for Leprosy 2013" to the Ex-President of VHAI Dr. Vijaykumar Vinayak Dongre
Dr. V. V. Dongre, not a research scientist but a grass root level worker in the field of leprosy for more than five decades. He has worked in India’s urban, semi urban, rural and tribal areas. Dr. Vijay Kumar V. Dongre has worked for 50 years in the field of Leprosy. At present, he is President of National Leprosy Organisation (NLO); Hon. Secretary, of the Society for the Eradication of Leprosy, Bombay and Sr. Consultant, LEAP, ALERT-INDIA. Earlier he was the President, Voluntary Health Association of India New Delhi. He has published 50 Research papers on different aspects of leprosy in different Leprosy and Health Journals.