Health & Hygiene: Alternative Products

Posted on May 2, 2014

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Resources for Health & Hygiene: Alternative Products & Services

  1. Established by Sarvodaya Mandal, located in Vadodra, Gujarat, the Nisargopachar Kendra practices naturopathy for body healing, treatment  and rejuvenation. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  2. Voices for Green Choices is a guide to non-toxic household products by Vinita S. It offers critical information about products, ingredients and their implact on the environment, enabling the consumer to link such information with individual choices made at the time of purchase and use. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  3. Neev Herbal Handmade Soaps provide a safe and hygienic alternative for personal hygiene while providing a dignified means of employment for rural women and regeerating rural economy. (checked on 17 Dec. 2015)

  4. Soil and Soul provides a range of natural products for personal and home use.  (checked on 2 Aug. 2016)

  5. Himjoli sells hygiene products made by a cluster of NGOs in Uttarakhand. (checked on 17 Dec. 2015)

  6. Nisargopachar Ashram, at Uruli Kanchan, Pune district, Maharashtra practices and provides affordable treatment and cure for several ailments as well as promotes preventive and curative health care through the practice of naturopathy in rural areas. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  7. K. L. Institute, Bhavnagar, Gujarat, a registered charitable trust is a well known training institute for the deaf. It also  has an artificial limb centre, hearing aid centre, speech aid and therapy centre. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  8. Aarohi health care products are made by a grassroots organisation involved in integrated rural development in the Central Himalayan region of Uttarakhand. Their work involves creating development opportunities for rural Himalayan communities through quality healthcare and education, enterprise promotion, sustainable natural resource use, and the revival of traditional culture. (checked on 16 Dec. 2015)

  9. The Blind People’s Association, a registered charitable trust and a society, Ahmadabad, Gujarat, not only runs a hospital for eye care and treatment but runs various training centres for the blind that help in the gainful employment of the blind. The association also runs prevention of disability projects, a  library for children in Braille, a hospital particularly for the blind women, and many other community services. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  10. Prayas Health Group, Pune, Maharashtra provides affordable and subsidised ART for those with infection of HIV/AIDS. It also provides free treatment for children. Prayas provides affordable blood test and laboratory services for diagnosis and treatment of HIV/AIDS. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  11. Samapathik offers services such as Workshops, Counselling on Sexuality, HIV/STI Testing adn Counselling, Legal Counselling, Library and Drop-in Centre for the LGBTHI communities in Pune. (checked on 6 Jul. 2015)

  12. Jan Swasthya Sahyog (JSS) a voluntary organisation has developed low cost- appropriate technology as well as tools and kits that can be used for prevention and diagnosis of different health conditions, cure and rehabilitation in the community. Some of the appropriate tools JSS has developed are diagnostic kit to detect sickle cell anaemia, urinary tract infection, easy to read blood pressure apparatus, breath counter, first aid kit for rural areas, animal bite kit, etc. See JSS’s appropriate technology catalogue. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  13. Locost-Low Cost Standard Therapeutics, a Gujarat based non-profit charitable trust makes low cost good quality medicines for those working in the field of health in India. See the catalogue of low cost medicines by the organisation. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)



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