SATHI is the action-centre of Anusandhan Trust evolved from CEHAT. The SATHI team originated in October 1998 as a part of CEHAT. After working for more than 7 years as an action-team in CEHAT, from 1st April 2005, SATHI developed into the full-fledged action-centre of Anusandhan Trust with headquarters in Pune.
Our vision, mission and goal
SATHI dreams of a society,
- which has realized its right to health and health care; a society which has eliminated health inequities, by removing the structural barriers which today prevent the majority from accessing healthy living conditions and quality health care;
- which instead of the current pathological model of development, has adopted a developmental path which fosters health of both the people and their environment;
- where people are not appendages of the health care system; are its prime movers and have universal access to appropriate health care as a human right.
To move towards this dream, SATHI’s mission is to contribute to the building of the movement for ‘Health For All’ through collective action and research. In collaboration with like-minded organizations, SATHI has set the goal of achieving the Right to Health Care for all Indians; as a big step towards achieving ‘Health For All’
To achieve this long-term goal of Right to Health Care, SATHI’s strategy has been to contribute as a team of pro-people health professionals, to the movement for health care as fundamental human right.
SATHI works on health rights issues, through partnerships with civil society organizations, and facilitates advocacy at the local, district, state and national levels. Adopting a rights based approach, SATHI works towards promoting the perspective that instead of substituting for public systems or replacing them, it is essential to make these systems accountable and effective through organised and sustained public actions. A major part of SATHI’s work consists of action projects. However, right from its inception SATHI has also been involved in systematic action research, basically research which culminates into advocacy and action. SATHI’s strength lies in pitching various health issues at a local and national level in a manner that they acquire relevance and become important public issues. SATHI also has several publications to its credit- brochures, flyers, policy briefs, reports, training manuals, guidebooks- all written in simple and lucid language.