PRASAD Chikitsa, a licensee of The PRASAD Project was founded in 1994 in response to the healthcare needs of the Adivasis, the local tribal people in the Tansa Valley in India. While PRASAD initiatives have expanded to include sustainable community development and women’s empowerment programs, healthcare remains a major need of the people. In India, more than 66% of rural populations have no access to medical care.
PRASAD works to stay ahead of the evolving health needs and ensure the people of the Tansa Valley have access to general, specialty and preventive healthcare. A significant focus of the approach is education and prevention-based care, which have proven to positively impact overall health. Many of the people in the Tansa Valley are poor and illiterate, which impacts their knowledge of health, nutrition, disease and hygiene. Presentations are given in the villages at schools and other community sites to educate the people about health issues that affect their lives. In addition, PRASAD runs a full-fledged hospital and diagnostic center, a mobile clinic, a modern eye-care clinic, a comprehensive dental care clinic and acclaimed TB and HIV/AIDS programs.
How can you help?
Your donations will provide needed medical treatment as well as important preventive and health education services.
$25 provides treatment to approximately 12 patients suffering from malaria
$50 provides one cataract surgery
$100 provides one-day health care camp for 50 school children. Includes medical examination, referrals and basic medicine.
$200 provides one-day health care camp for 100 children. Includes medical examination, referrals and basic medicine.
The PRASAD Board of Trustees will match each donation with a direct donation to The PRASAD Project up to $25,000.