My personal journey at THI – Dr. Nikhil Dhanpal

(This article was initial shared  with the alumni of St.Johns Medical College Bangalore) During a confusing time in my life when I had almost finished my internship and had to make decisions about what my next step would be I had the good kismet of meeting Dr.Ravi Narayan-an old Student of St.John’s who runs an NGO-SOCHARA […]


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 […]

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 […]

THI featured on IBN Live

Tribal Health Initiative was featured on the Real Heros program at IBN Live. You can watch the video below or at this link:

THI featured in OPEN magazine and Mint

Dr. Regi George and Dr. Lalitha Regi were featured last month in the April issue of OPEN magazine. Read the full story here. This month, THI featured in a story by Mint, one of India’s business newspapers which ran a story on low cost health care in rural India. Read the full story here.

MBBS doctor needed

In August 2009 Dr. Lalit Narayan finished two years at THI  and left back to his home town of Bangalore. We need a replacement. Do print/circulate this PDF document that advertises the position.

HIV/AIDS award for THI

On the occasion of World AIDS Day the Tamil Nadu Society for AIDS Control (TNSACS) recognised THI’s HIV/AIDS programme with an Award for Exceptional Work. Credit must be given to Mathaiyan, our TB/HIV Health Worker who manages most of the programme. He is seen in the photo with the award.