India accounts for 21% of the world’s global burden of disease. According to a World Health Organisation 2012 report, though advances have been made in addressing communicable diseases, rapid changes in India’s society and lifestyles have led to the emergence of non-communicable diseases. A World Bank 2010 report informs that India is losing more than 6% of its GDP annually due to premature deaths and preventable illnesses.

At Concern India Foundation we believe that socio-economic development and health are so closely intertwined that it is impossible to achieve one without the other. We extend support to programmes that are working in the areas of preventive, remedial and rehabilitative health care.

The programmes work at different levels: early years, school years; community based activity, reproductive – maternal and child care, children in need of special care and any other support care.

More than 70,876 benefited through the health and hygiene awareness programmes supported by us in the year 2015-16.