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We are a collaborative project aimed at creating a comprehensive resource on community health and the Health For All movement in India. Contributors range from health workers, researchers, activists and others with an interest in community health. Find out more about us at the About page. You can help! Find out how you get involved at the Community portal. You can also visit our project blog at, join our low traffic announcement email list at and become a fan on Facebook. Welcome to the community! - The team

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Treating survivors of torture

Every year, thousands of Indian citizens and immigrants survive torture. Many survivors of torture in neighboring countries also seek refuge in India. This page aims at putting together resources for health care professionals in India who provide treatment to survivors of torture.

Rakku's Story: Structures of Ill-Health and the Source of Change

In the 1980s and 1990s, an entire generation of health workers and activists in India were introduced to a new way of understanding structural health problems by reading Rakku's Story. The book starts with the story of Rakku, a woman who struggles to feed and adequately care for her children and herself. It moves on to explore the structural factors that contribute to the family's ill-health. It ends with exploring 'political action for health justice'.

Download complete text of Rakku's Story


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Browse through a directory of people, projects, books, films, courses, internships and other sources of information and ideas for students and others who are new to and curious about community health in India and the Health For All movement. is a wiki mass collaboration project. That means it will become bigger and better only if you get involved. To learn how you can contribute by creating and editing articles right now, visit our community portal.

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