Health and Hygiene

Healthcare for all, focusing on preventive, diverse systems of health and medicine

This section features stories of initiatives ensuring healthcare for all. These are based on approaches that help prevent ill-health in the first place, including the provision of nutritional food, enabling an environment that is healthy, and so on. They include ensuring access to curative facilities to those who have conventionally not had such access. And they have stories of synergizing various health systems, traditional and modern, bringing back into popular use the diverse systems from India and outside including indigenous/folk medicine, nature cure, Ayurvedic, Unani and other such systems, and other holistic or integrative approaches. Community-based management and control of healthcare and hygiene, and ensuring accountability of the state’s responsibility towards citizens in health, would be part of the stories featured here.

Lessons India Should Learn From Odisha’s Leprosy Colony on Using Public Spaces To Fight Stigma

Initiatives to create inclusive public spaces, addressing the specific needs of young children and caregivers in leprosy-affected communities.

A manifesto for justice

People’s movements and civil society organizations have to continue promoting changes through advocacy for policy shifts and ground action by and with communities.

केरल में उम्मीद का संगम (In Hindi)

विकल्प संगम एक साझा मंच है, जिसमें आपस में जोड़ने, गठजोड़ बनाने, एक-दूसरे सीखने व वैकल्पिक रास्ते तलाशने की कोशिश की जाती है.

क्या है गनियारी का स्वास्थ्य मॉडल? (In Hindi)

यहां बीमारी ही नहीं, उसकी रोकथाम और स्वस्थ कैसे रहें, इस पर ध्यान दिया जाता है

VIKALP SANGAM GENERAL ASSEMBLY RELEASED A PEOPLE’S MANIFESTO 2024

The Manifesto, aimed at political parties, government agencies, and civil society organisations and movements at various levels, lists key strategies and actions that need to be taken for just living conditions.

जीवन शिक्षा के साथ पर्यावरण रक्षा (In Hindi)

आत्मनिर्भर, टिकाऊ और स्वावलंबी समुदाय बनाने की पहल की जा रही है

The Sowa-Rigpa medical tradition (In Hindi)

सोवा रिग्पा चिकित्सा प्रणाली की उत्पत्ति और स्थानीय पौधों के बारे में इसके द्वारा संरक्षित गहन ज्ञान पर एक बातचीत

Press Release: 25 Organisations Meet to Discuss Development Alternatives in India

About 40 members of 25 organisations from 12 states of India met at Farmer’s Share, Shoranur, as the General Assembly of the Vikalp Sangam.

From abundance to endangerment to revival, Kachchh’s guggal comes a full circle

Local farmers began to grow the guggal—both for economic benefit, as well as for community awareness and involvement in its conservation.