About Us

About Us

About Swasthya Swaraj

Swasthya Swaraj is a secular, not-for-profit, organization working towards making health a reality for the poorest and unreached. Swasthya Swaraj has set up a model community health programme – Swasthya Swaraj Comprehensive Community Health Programme in the tribal-dominated Thuamul Rampur block of Kalahandi district in Odisha, India. We dream of a people’s movement for SWARAJ in health – a just and equitable society, free from the shackles of ill health, illiteracy and poverty.


A society free from ill health, illiteracy and poverty, where every human being lives healthy and happy, in harmony with nature.


We commit ourselves to empower the least and the last and the most unreached in the society; to liberate them from the bondage of ill health, illiteracy and poverty and thereby promote equity and equality.

We facilitate peoples’ movement for health by empowering the people for community action for health.

We promote community-based research on the unique health problems in the tribal pockets and find solutions for them.

All our activities and programmes are participatory, educative, empowering and based on human rights and noble values of the tribal culture.


Our guiding principles are Justice, Equity, Integrity and Compassion.

How it started

Conception Story

When you throw a party, do not call your rich neighbours and relatives and friends, but the poor, the lame, the dumb, the neglected, who cannot pay you back,” This was the sentence from the Gospel which I stumbled across years ago and set off on the journey of exploration in search of the poorest, the most neglected, the last man or woman and child; leaving the secure and risk-free portals of secondary and tertiary care hospitals and walking into the uncharted areas of community health and primary healthcare.

Our Works

What we do

The organization’s work can be looked as consisting of two separate arms of work – clinical work through the healthcare centres and community empowerment for sustainability and long good term health outcomes in the region.

Clinical Services

Two Health Centres committed to making high quality, affordable primary healthcare accessible to the poor in the tribal area with community participation. 

Community Empowerment

We give equal importance to the empowerment of communities with a view to make possible meaningful community participation and action for health. 

Aspirational Programmes

We are working towards making health a reality for the poorest and unreached. Comprehensive community health programme is our approach.


Where We Work

We primarily work in the tribal dominated Th Rampur block of Kalahandi district, Odisha. Swasthya Swaraj Comprehensive Community Health Programme is active in 79 villages from 10 panchayats – Kerpai, Nakrundi, Kaniguma, Gunpur, Kiapadar, Thuamul, Sagada, Silet and Talaampadar in the block of Kalahandi region in Odisha.  This programme covers a population of about 14000 people. However people from the 6 blocks of Kalahandi and Rayagada districts also avail our services.