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by Friends of Mann Deshi
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Project Report | Apr 16, 2023
Free Health Camp for Last Mile Communities in Sahyadri Tiger Reserve, India

By Anagha Kamath | Project Manager

Daily exercises for a healthy lifestyle
Daily exercises for a healthy lifestyle

On April 9, 2023, Mann Deshi Foundation organised a free-of-cost health camp for the last mile communities living in and the frontline forest officers serving in the Sahyadri Tiger Reserve, Maharashtra, India. The health camp aimed to provide basic healthcare services to the marginalized communities residing in the area, who often have limited or no access to healthcare facilities due to their location in the core zone of a Tiger Reserve.

The health camp provided free medical checkups, including tests for BP, sugar, and blood group, to over 250 individuals from the surrounding villages. Along with medical checkups, multivitamins and first aid kits were also distributed to the participants. Doctors were available for consultations and provided appropriate medical advice and treatment to the patients.

In addition to providing medical assistance, the camp also focused on creating awareness about the importance of exercise for a healthy lifestyle. Participants were given basic training on exercises that they can do at home to maintain good health.

The frontline forest officers serving in the tiger reserve also participated in the health camp, showing their support for the cause. Their presence helped to create a supportive environment for the attendees, and they were able to communicate the importance of healthcare to the local community.

The event was a huge success, with the community members expressing their gratitude for the services provided. Availability, accessibility, and affordability of healthcare is a major concern in the area, and the health camp provided much-needed relief to the marginalized communities.

Mann Deshi Foundation has been working tirelessly to provide sustainable solutions to the challenges faced by the communities in the region. The solar villages project implemented by the Foundation has brought electricity to three villages in the area for the first time, providing a significant improvement in the quality of life of the villagers.

We would like to express our gratitude to all the volunteers, doctors, and forest officers who supported us in organizing this health camp.

The free-of-cost health camp organized by Mann Deshi Foundation in Sahyadri Tiger Reserve is a step towards securing the fundamental right to health for the marginalized communities in the region. It is an effort to provide accessible and affordable healthcare services to those who are often left behind. The event is a testament to our commitment to creating a more equitable society and improving the lives of the people we work with.


The health camp was an essential part of our post-pandemic healthcare intervention. Donors may know how we have used our learnings from our healthcare interventions during the pandemic to set up a Community Healthcare Centre in Mhaswad, India. Our post-pandemic healthcare interventions are centred around this Centre, and we are also providing a doorstep healthcare model through community health workers. We are also organising regular health camps to create awareness and build a model of preventive healthcare.

To continue supporting our healthcare programme to provide accessible and affordable quality healthcare to rural communities, especially women, please visit our "Affordable Healthcare for Women in Rural India" project page.

Volunteers taking down patient history
Volunteers taking down patient history
Health sakhis (CHWs) screening blood pressure
Health sakhis (CHWs) screening blood pressure
Distributing first aid kits & requesting feedback
Distributing first aid kits & requesting feedback


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Friends of Mann Deshi

Location: Wayland, MA - USA
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Twitter: @MannDeshiOrg
Project Leader:
Prabhat Sinha
Mhaswad , Maharashtra India

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