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    As our medical team grows stronger we are becoming more confident taking care of sicker patients, who previously had to be driven to Salem for intensive care management. We feel the time has come to expand our facilities so that such patients can be cared for in the local area, thereby saving families a great […]

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    Appeal for donations for new operation theatre

    We are seeking to expand our surgical facilities and we need your help. For the last 15 years our hospital has been the only secondary level surgical center in the Sittilingi Valley.  With the addition of Dr. Ravi, a specialist in rural surgery, we have been able to expand the services we offer. We have […]

Helping communities help themselves


At Tribal Health Initiative we believe that every community has the resources needed to help themselves. That is why over 80% of our team is drawn from the Malavasi, Lambadi and Dalit communities that live in our field area.



Our 24-bed hospital provides subsidized inpatient and outpatient care in the Sittilingi valley. We have a fully functioning labour room, a small neonatal ward and an operation theatre staffed by five doctors and a dedicated team of health workers. Our thrice-weekly outpatient clinic treats over 100 people per day. View blog posts about our hospital.

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Community Health

We conduct regular outreach clinics in all villages in our field area, where we focus on maternal and child health as well as reach out to the elderly. Our outreach programme also trains one woman as a health auxiliary in each village, who encourages health promotion practices and acts as the first point of care.

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Our Farming Initiative enables farmers to practice ecologically and economically sound agriculture. We provide technical support, facilitate the use of new techniques and machinery as well as help with the certification process and marketing for organic produce.

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Our Craft Initiative helps Lambadi women preserve their traditional practice of embroidery. We provide them with technical support,  links to a growing urban market for their work and sponsor travel to craft exhibitions.

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