Family Health

Family Healthcare

Healthcare is provided free to students, families and community members, offering full medical services to over 2000 people in the Bodhgaya area every year.

Family Healthcare

Healthcare for those who are poor and have very little can mean disaster, their level of poverty often prevents them from going to a hospital or seeking any type of medical intervention.

We provide free healthcare to children, families and community members, offering medical and dental services to over 2000 people in the Bodhgaya area every year.

Healthcare, clinics and emergency medical care are life-changing services much needed in the impoverished villages and areas we work in. Healthcare educational programs for children and adults in the villages around Bodhgaya and the surrounding communities focus on prevention, education and safe birthing practices.

Maternal and child health education form the foundation of early childhood development. A healthy child begins with a healthy mother, and a healthy pregnancy. We begin with offering health care services and maternal health education to the women of the villages. Medical complications from pregnancy are the leading cause of death among girls ages 15 to 19 worldwide. Education is the key to saving lives and helping children at every stage of life.

By supporting the immediate nutritional needs of the children with full mid day meals at school we support proper physical and mental development. Children and their families learn to care for themselves and to help care for others, and begin to reverse a long standing trend of nutritional deficiency and disease which is endemic in the poor rural areas of India.

An analysis is made of the health and nutritional needs for each village and area that the Foundation works in. This information is used to address long-term dietary supplementation and education. We develop basic emergency medical care, and establish a network of emergency services that address the health needs of the community that basic home care does not affect.

Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilization.

– Mahatma Gandhi

The Bodhi Tree Educational Foundation supports our co-founders Dwariko Sundrani vision of making health care accessible to all human beings. Dwariko is the last living student of Mahatma Ghandi and has facilitated free eye surgeries and medical care for over 200,000 people in the Bodhgaya area. We continue this tradition of offering important medical intervention to thousands of children and adults every year.

A new hospital with adjoining nursing school and birthing center near our main Bodhi Tree School campus is now in the planning and development stage, it will give much needed advanced medical services and training to thousands of people living in the nearby villages around Bodhgaya.