1st August edition of Times Of India, Chandigarh published a detailed report about our Health Immunization efforts:
A complete detailed report was published with photgraph!
Health Mela in the Rural Kullu Valley
At 9,000 feet elevation, and a three-hour hike from the paved road, the village of Sajwaar did not expect to find itself the host of a health mela. But a unique collaboration recently brought child healthcare not only to Sajwaar but also to a number of other remote villages in the Seraj/Upper Banjar Valley of Kullu, HP during July 2006.
Volunteer doctors and staff from Lady Willingdon Hospital/ LWH, Manali (www.manalihospital.com) working with the local NGO SAHARA, and villagers from the Khadagarh Panchayat (Seraj Valley/Upper Banjar), all joined forces to bring villages a
“Health Mela.” The event was funded by “My Himachal“, a non-profit group of Himachalis from around the world (www.myhimachal.com). “Projects like the Health Mela are the beginning of our efforts to help improve conditions in Himachal’s rural areas. Our goals also include working for the environment and steps towards sustainable livelihoods. As Himachali NRIs, we want to connect to our rural folks and to encourage others to come forward and be part of the effort.” says Avnish Katoch, My Himachal General Secretary, who is based in the USA.
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