SOCHARA is an interdisciplinary resource group of community health professionals utilizing multiple pathways to facilitate and promote the goal of Health for All.
Work and Achievements
- Low cost toilet construction and capacity building in sanitation in rural Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh
- Nutrition monitoring and interventions for over 4000 children in anganwadis of Madhya Pradesh
- Community action for health in 446 panchayats in Tamil Nadu for strengthening primary health care
- Masters level training to over 300 young community health fellows from all regions of India, with many from marginalized communities
- Research, training and advocacy in environmental health and climate change (vulnerability in drought prone areas)
- Contribution to Karnataka Task Force on Health, National Rural Health Mission policy and advisory groups, National Mental Health Policy, and reform in medical education
- Working towards eradicating seasonal hunger from over 5000 villages during the next 5 years.
Fund Utilisation Statement
Funds will be utilised for collective action, awareness and research on seasonal hunger, nutrition, sanitation, health systems, and climate change. We are currently short of funds due to closure of long term projects, and the funds collected from here will help bridge the gap in our projects.