Society for Community Health Awareness Research and Action [SOCHARA] is an independent non-government organisation registered under Karnataka Societies Registration Act 17A(1960) (Reg No: )
“Social Justice in Health: Research, Advocacy, Training and Action on Realizing Health Rights” is an initiative that builds on the history of the Community Health Cell [CHC] from 1984 and of SOCHARA from 1991. It aspires to strengthen efforts towards realizing the global social goal of “Health for All” (HFA) first articulated in the Alma Ata Conference of 1978.
Recently it organise a National Level Workshop on
held on 10th and 11th of September, 2013 at St John’s Medical College, Bangalore, India
Training fellowship to achieve “Health for All”
In its dream journey towards achieving Health For All, the Society for Community Health Awareness, Research and Action (SOCHARA) has traversed three decades of alternative approaches to health care which is firmly rooted in community. Working with campaigns, movements, establishing networks and linkages, SOCHARA has been a catalyst facilitating community health and well-being with an equity, rights and health determinants perspective. In an endeavour to create leaders in Community Health, SOCHARA started a Community Health Fellowship/Learning Programme in 2003.
The Community Health Learning Programme (CHLP) is a teaching, learning program in community health. It is run by the SOCHARA School of Public Health, Equity and Action (SOPHEA)) in Bangalore, and is facilitated by a multidisciplinary team from the Community Health Cell (CHC) and the Centre for Public Health and Equity (CPHE) with expertise in community health, public health education and health policy. It promotes a new public health paradigm focused on health equity; social justice; underlying social determinants of health including gender; community participation; inclusive and responsive health systems and healthy public policy development. An institutional collaboration between the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and SOCHARA has commenced to support the SOPHEA CHLP since 2012.
The IDRC is a Canadian Crown corporation established by an Act of Parliament in 1970. It was created to help developing countries ﬁnd solutions to their problems. It encourages, supports and conducts research in the world’s developing regions, and seeks to apply new knowledge to the economic and social improvement of those regions. IDRC aims to increase prosperity, improve health, foster security and democracy, support innovation, and safeguard the environment in developing regions. On 4th December, 2013 the president of IDRC Dr. Jean Lebel is visiting SOCHARA in Bangalore to further the institutional collaboration.
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