Making Health and Development a Reality for the people of India
About VHAI
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
Our Goal
  • To ensure social justice, equity and Human Rights in the provision and distribution of health services to all, with emphasis on the less privileged millions.
  • To promote and strengthen a medically rational, culturally acceptable and economically sustainable Health Care System in the country.
  • To develop sustainable and innovative strategies to ensure health and overall community development in remote and vulenrable areas through various grassroot level initiatives.
  • To provide relief and rehabilitation in areas affected by disasters and calamities and help the affected rebuild a better life for themselves.
VHAI Anthem
Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high
Where knowledge is free
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
By narrow domestic walls
Where words come out from the depth of truth
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way
Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit
Where the mind is led forward by thee
Into ever-widening thought and action
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.
Rabindranath Tagore
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