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Community Health Initiatives

India allocated 1.26% of its GDP on health in2020 and the allocation is shrinking post pandemic. This means that care for the marginalized, almost 64% of the country’s population including rural Dalit communities, is almost non-existent.

October 2019 reports indicate that, when compared to non-Dalits, Dalit patients experience more apathy, denial, and avoidance behaviors from service providers. Pregnant and new Dalit mothers are frequently denied access to basic services, particularly maternal health services. Approximately 2 million Dalit women suffer from high anemia, poor hygiene, and malnutrition.


Quick Look: Dalit Children’s Health History:



Child Labor

Unhealthy Living Conditions

Unhealthy Social Practices

Susceptibility to Chronic Diseases

Limited Access to Education

Limited Access to Healthcare and Nutritional Foods

Equity and justice begin with health and education. So do we.


Our Three Community Health Initiatives

Awareness camps and home visitations

Awareness camps and home visitations are our entry points. We seek to provide them with accurate information in culturally appropriate ways that will have a lasting impact. These help Dalit communities overcome their hesitation, fear, and superstition ​with regard to personal and social health.

Community development

Through our many programs at the center, we help Dalit communities acquire, organize, and use knowledge for community development. We empower them to hold each other accountable. We nurture moral consciousness and social responsibility for health, care, and caregiving of the whole community.

Healthcare services

We provide healthcare for entire Dalit communities by hosting joint medical camps with global partners. We also raise funds for those who need hospital care and cannot afford it.

For information on how we have adjusted to accommodate for the global pandemic, please our COVID-19 Updates page.

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