Voluntary Health Association of India (VHAI)
"Making health and development a reality for the People of India"

Voluntary Health Association of India (VHAI) is a non-profit, registered society formed in the year 1970. It is a federation of 27 State Voluntary Health Associations, linking together more than 4500 health and development institutions across the country. We are one of the largest health and development networks in the world.

VHAI advocates people-centered policies for dynamic health planning and programme management in India.
We initiate and support innovative health and development programmes at the grassroots with the active participation of the people.

We strive build up a strong health movement in the country for a cost-effective, preventive , promotive and rehabilitative health care system. We work towards a responsive public health sector and responsible private sector with accountability and quality service.

VHAI tries to achieve these goals through campaigns, policy research, advocacy, need based training, media and parliament interventions, publications and audio visuals, dissemination of information and running of health and development projects in difficult areas.

VHAI works for people centered policies and their effective implementation. It sensitises the general public on important health and development issues for evolving a sustainable health movement in the country with due emphasis on its rich health and cultural heritage.
 
VHAI's Journey in Tobacco Control

VHAI's journey on tobacco has been long and distinct. To take up tobacco as a priority issue has not been easy especially in a country where people find it difficult to get a meal a day, India where 26% people are Below the Poverty Line accounting for almost 30 crore people who wrestle hard to survive, tobacco is ignored and sidelined. Initially being an alien subject, there was difficulty in searching for like minded people and organizations. However grime the situation was, it did not deter the intensity with which VHAI embarked upon the issue that was guarded safely under the garb of the tobacco companies and their blatant lies. read more...
 
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