Global Activism: Improving the Health of Rural Populations in India
It's Thursday and time for our Global Activism series. Each Thursday we hear about an individual who's decided to work to make the world a better place.
In the last couple of weeks, we've gotten a peak at the lives of people living in the urban slums of
Today, we're going to look at another side of life in
The Society for Education Welfare and Action, or SEWA Rural, is an organization working to improve the health of communities in the Indian state of
They've been at it for over 26 years and have a huge range of health care programs – including an eye care project, a women's development project, and a community health care program.
Pankaj Shah is co-managing trustee and the director of the community health program at SEWA Rural.
Pankaj Shah told Jerome how SEWA Rural got started.