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 programmes 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. VHAI promotes health issue of human right and development. The beneficiaries of VHAI's programme include health professionals, researchers, social activists, government functionaries and media personnel.
VHAI's primary objective is to make health a reality for the people of India by promoting community health, social justice & human rights related to the provision and distribution of health services in India. VHAI tries to achieve these goals through campaigns, policy research, advocacy, need based training, media and parliament interventions, publications and audio visuals, dissemination of information and running of health and development projects in difficult areas. VHAI works for people centered policies and their effective implementation. It sensitises the general public on important health and development issues for evolving a sustainable health movement in the country with due emphasis on its rich health and cultural heritage