THI annual report 2013-2014

Lots of amazing changes at THI over the last year! Read our annual report to find out about our enhanced surgical capacities, what are health workers are doing with tablets in the field and how are organic farming initiative is now bigger than ever before. Download the THI Annual Report 2013-2014


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 […]


CNN-IBN has a new clip about our work in Sittilingi.  

THI newsletter – January 2014

2013 was a busy year at Tribal Health Initiative. Find out how your contributions helped build a new operation theatre, get updated on our plans in the Kalrayan hills, see how organic farming is gaining ground and more by downloading our newsletter.

Food festival with a difference

The flamboyant colours of the shamiana seemed to reflect the colour and gaiety of the Sunday crowd on August 4th, 2013. They came in streaming through the ‘Thulir’ campus gate in groups , while the new SOFA pickup brought the women group members , all carrying large pots of cooked food for the ‘Millet Food […]

THI Annual Report 2012-2013

This year we have seen a dramatic increase in the types of speciality services offered by the Tribal Hospital, especially in the field of surgery. The addition of Dr. Ravikumar, our versatile new surgeon has allowed us to take on more complex cases, including surgeries on babies for congenital pyloric stenosis.  Substantial progress  has also […]

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 […]

Eye camp with Sankara Coimbatore and Nayanajyothi

THI with Sankara Eye Foundation -Coimbatore and Nayanajyoti -Bangalore hosted an eye camp on the 30th of April. Patients with eye disorders were screened and surgeries for cataracts and such will be performed at Sankara Coimbatore.   The eye camp turned out to be far more popular than we predicted and we were handling a […]

Health Auxiliary Training Program at Vellimalai- March 12th, 2013

A wake up call at 5:30 am to be informed by Ravi that I was late and the training group was already waiting for me (the fact that I was told that we were leaving at 6 did not seem to impress him). A quick sub zero shower was all that I needed to jolt […]

A tete with the elephants

“WHEN ELEPHANTS ATTACK” (Sinister JAWS soundtrack-no screams) My evening was very pleasant with having received a slice of watermelon(when I was craving some!) from Madesh as I passed her house, having settled my tab with Subbaroo at the shop in the corner, been asked to join Rajendran for  a vada in the ‘bistro’ opposite, having […]