Community Impact

By training and supporting village health workers and organizing community groups, the Comprehensive Rural Healthcare Project has proven that 80% of health problems can be prevented and controlled directly at the village level without the need for expensive equipment and personnel. CRHP’s hospital, designed to serve the particular health needs in this area in a culturally sensitive manner, fills the gap by providing care to the remaining 20% of health problems by addressing complicated medical issues. The enormous burden of infectious diseases, non-communicable diseases, infant and maternal deaths, and occupational injuries largely stem from malnutrition, drought, poor sanitation, poverty, and lack of education. The vast majority of this burden can be effectively eliminated through organization of the people through equity, integration, empowerment, and appropriate technology.


*Average of 2007 – 2012

India 2011 Sources: World Bank & UNICEF


Infant Mortality Rate (N/1000)- Death of a child less than one year of age per 1000 live births

Crude Birth Rate (N/1000)- Number of live births per total population per year

Prenatal Care- Percentage of women who receive care during pregnancy

Safe Delivery- Percentage of women who experienced a safe delivery (sanitary environment, assistance from someone who is trained in birthing, access to a higher health system or person in case of emergency)

Immunizations (DPT and Polio)- Percentage of children under five that received polio and DPT (diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus) immunizations

Ghodegaon Impact Story

yamunaGhodegaon is a village of about 1,844 individuals located 14 km away from Jamkhed. In 1975, when CRHP was first invited to work with Ghodegaon, it was one of the poorest villages in the area.

The years preceding CRHP’s work the residents of Ghodegaon were full of frustration due to extreme drought conditions and lack of government intervention. There was no water for drinking, food was scarce, and many young people had to move a few months a year to sugar factories to keep from starving Read More