Health & Hygiene: Websites

Posted on April 27, 2014

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Health & Hygiene: Websites

  1. Charitybeds.com is an information service set up in Delhi region to help poor people utilise the legally mandated 10 % beds in all charitable hospitals with ALL MEDICINES & TESTS INCLUDED and 25% of all OPD- free consultation with doctors. They help people who have BPL (Below the poverty line) cards and people who do not have any card as they are not aware because they are so poor. (checked on 9 Jan. 2019)

  2. Tathapi is a Women and Health resource organisation, partnering with local, rural and urban NGOs, responding to needs of the communities they work with. Their work areas are Gender Equality, Sexual Education and Self-Help. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  3. Jan Aushadhi’ is a campaign launched by the Department of Pharmaceuticals (Government of India) in association with Central Pharma Public Sector Undertakings, to provide quality medicines at affordable prices to the masses. Jan Aushadhi stores provide generic drugs, which are equally safe, unbranded medicines which have the same efficacy as branded medicines do, in terms of their therapeutic value, and are much cheaper than their branded equivalent. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  4. Medicine-Free Life Community initiated by Dr Pravin Chordia. It is a set of people who have adopted lifestyle correction techniques benefitting all age groups. (checked on 31 Jan. 2018)

  5. Jan Swasthya Sahyog, a non government organisation working in the field of community health, provides low cost health services to the rural and tribal communities in Chhattisgarh. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  6. The Red Cycle have been challenging the taboos, social stigma, misconceptions associated with menstruation and educating women and men on the biological process, importance of menstrual hygiene management, alternative menstrual hygiene practices and related environment issues. (checked on 10 Mar. 2017)

  7. Herbal Based Community Health Care Unit set up by Laya has developed a set of processes that ensure safe, effective, accessible and affordable health care within the adivasi community based on traditional health practices involving traditional health practitioners (vaidus) and trained community health practitioners. (checked on 25 Mar. 2016)

  8. Karuna Trust has pioneered and implemented a successful Public-Private-Partnership model that helps leverage the government's significant investment in public health care infrastructure by complementing it with a socially committed, not-for-profit but professionally competent management team. (checked on 7 Aug. 2015)

  9. Tribal Health Initiative works to improve the lives of the tribal communities living in the Sittilingi valley and surrounding hills through a variety of programmes in individual health care, community health, farming and craft work. (checked on 3 Aug. 2015)

  10. Communityhealth.in is a collaborative project aimed at creating a comprehensive resource on community health and the Health For All movement in India. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  11. Society for Education, Action and Research in Community Health (SEARCH), Gadchiroli, Maharashtra provides health care to local populations, imparts training and education in health, and conducts research to help shape health policies. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  12. A prolific backyard composter, Vani, in her garden teeming with fresh herbs, flowers, vegetables and wriggling earthworms, has tried and tested every method available to deal with food and garden waste everyday. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  13. Ekjut works for the improvement of maternal, newborn, child health and nutrition of partnering underserved, marginalised communities, through their empowerment, community based interventions and influence good governance for improving access and quality of services. (checked on 30 Jul. 2015)

  14. Central Himalayan Rural Action Group (Chirag) works to improve the quality of life of rural people – especially women and the disadvantaged – in the Central Himalaya, through interventions in health, education, natural resource management, and by providing access to diversified livelihood options. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  15. Sama - resource group for women & health. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  16. Tribal Health Initiative is working to improve the lives of the tribal communities living in the Sittilingi valley and surrounding hills (in south India) through a variety of programmes in health care, community health, farming and craft work. (checked on 20 Jan. 2016)

  17. India Sanitation Portal  (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  18. Waste Warriors (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  19. Gramalaya places emphasis on low-cost, location specific, acceptable technologies and designs for facilitation of water, sanitation and community development which are constructed by community members of their own accord and depending on their socio-economic status, with the support from field staff working for the project. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  20. Earth&us, sustainability consultants, researchers and educators specializing in dealing with “wicked” developmental problems that require multi-sector analysis and holistic approaches. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  21. The organisation Maharogi Seva Samiti runs the Anandwan project located near Warora in the Chandrapur district of Maharashtra. This is a community rehabilitation centre which was mainly started by noted social activist Baba Amte for leprosy patients and the disabled from downtrodden sections of society. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  22. Samapathik Trust works on issues of advocacy and health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Hijara, Intersex (LGBTHI) communities. They provide legal, medical and social empowerment services in Pune city through education, training, advocacy, and partnership with the greater community. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  23. Eco Femme works to promote and revitalize menstrual practices that are healthy, dignified, affordable and eco positive. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  24. Uger, a social enterprise works in the bastis of Udaipur towards promoting better menstrual health and awareness on one hand, while creating a safe, reusable alternative to environmentally unsustainable synthetic pads. (checked on 7 Aug. 2018)

  25. Aakar is a hybrid social enterprise that enables women to produce and distribute affordable, high-quality, 100% compostable sanitary napkins - Anandi - within their communities while simultaneously raising awareness and sensitization of menstrual hygiene management. (checked on 31 Jul. 2019)



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