Holistic Health for Well-Being

  • S. Manasi
  • K. V. Raju


With climate change getting serious, projections indicate impacts on health as obvious. Global call for addressing health concerns are in the fore. Besides, given a bigger challenge of providing rural health care in India with costs and infrastructure challenges on the rise, traditional medicine is seen as an alternative option for improving the health status of the masses. This chapter narrates a public-private partnership model adopted by the Soukya Foundation under the AYUSH programme, is engaged in reviving the traditional health care systems. The chapter analyses various activities and their status; the approach adopted in implementation; strengths and challenges of Soukya Foundation approach; key findings based on a field survey (102 households and 10 focus group discussions) and perceptions of people who have availed treatment at AYUSH Gram DMRC, SOUKYA Foundation, and also offers suggestions towards making it sustainable.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Manasi
    • 1
  • K. V. Raju
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Research in Urban AffairsInstitute for Social and Economic ChangeBengalaruIndia
  2. 2.Policy and Impact, Asia ProgramInternational Crops Research Institute for the Semi Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)HyderabadIndia

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