About us 

The Tribal India Health Foundation is  501(c) non-profit organization formed by existing tribal health initiatives to significantly improve the health status of their target populations, while also encouraging the formation of more tribal health initiatives throughout India. This will enable tribal populations to break their current cycle of poverty and ill health and enjoy better lives.

 

The Tribal India Health Foundation to achieve several program objectives:

 

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Strengthening the capacity of organizations dedicated to tribal health to identify and address the health needs of the communities in which they work

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Spreading the benefits of the foundation to new partners and their respective beneficiaries

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Promoting additional interest, support, research, and funding for tribal health initiatives in the private sector

 

Our partner organizations and individuals include:

 

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Gudalur Adivasi Hospital (Tamil Nadu)

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Tribal Health Initiative (Tamil Nadu)

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Southern Health Improvement Samity (West Bengal)

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American Tamil Medical Association (www.atmaus.org)

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Swami Vivekananda Medical Mission (Dehradun)

The Tribal India Health Foundation, with its partners, also supports the Sickle Cell Disease Center in South India to alleviate the burden of sickle-cell disease among the resident tribal and non-tribal populations of the area. Please click the "Sickle Cell Center" link for further information about the Center. We are proud to partner with NetMargins and the American Tamil Medical Association in supporting the Gudalur Adivasi Hospital and its Sickle Cell Disease Center.

 

Partner organizations offer a 4-week Public Health and Preventive Medicine elective program for medical and public health students in the US. See more about this new opportunity, hosted in collaboration with our partner tribal health initiatives, in the “Elective Program” section. This program is currently halted due to influx of students.