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Support our mission for healthier communities across rural and tribal India.

Health Foundation For Rural India

Who We Are

Health Foundation for Rural India (HFRI) was established in the United States in July 2014. HFRI is a non-profit organization working to provide resources to rural and tribal villages, to make people self- reliant and self-sufficient for their healthcare needs. Medical camps are conducted in villages to spread awareness and provide medical attention.

HFRI is an important limb of "EKAL ABHIYAN", which includes three segments, rural education (Ekal Vidyalaya), health care for rural villages (HFRI in USA and Arogya Foundation of India) and economic development of villages (Ekal Gramotthan).

The Need

Something To Be Concerned About

Certain diseases are more prevalent in rural and tribal areas. It may be due to lack of priority about heath, lack of medical knowledge about the diseases, illiteracy, poverty, unhygienic conditions, bad water supply, social evils, inappropriate lifestyle and lack of government’s full attention. As per statistics, the following percentage of citizens in rural villages are affected by the most common illnesses.

per100 k


Maternal Mortality






* Source: Government of India, Health Statistics

Our Initiatives In USA

  • Develop model to inspire medical and non medical people to join this great mission by arranging health seminars, health meet and invite guest speakers and health coordinators.

  • HFRI medical internship initiative, connects West & East by taking premedical / medical / paramedical students from USA to medical schools and hospitals to get exposure to Indian medical system, common tropical disease and village health & culture.

  • Provide platform for researcher / medical student from USA to work in Indian rural villages.

  • Write for grants to health foundations and Corporations in USA.

  • HFRI works with EA team in India and collects fund for them.

Our Initiatives In India

  • Promote health awareness throughout health education.

  • Arogya Resource Center.

  • Health worker Training Center.

  • Anemia control program.

  • General Health camps.

  • Ayurveda treatment.

  • Seva Yatra.

  • Develop infrastructure, financial support and liaison with other.

Our Endeavor

Our Grass Root Work

Medical Camps for Anemia prevention, Cataract detection and treatment, Dental health and hygiene, Blood donation drives and Ayurvedic treatment for Anemia.

  • Apr 2014 to Mar 2015

    Camps conducted - 1,459

    Villages covered - 25,233

    Patients consulted - 2,18,408

  • 86.5% - prevalence in rural women

    83% - improved post treatment (in women)

    35-50% - prevalence in children (6 - 59 months)

    45-50% improved post treatment


  • Camps held - 11

    Beneficiaries - 896




  • Camps held - 149

    Patients consulted - 52,311

    Cataract cases - 18,614

    Cataracts operated - 12,625


  • Patients consulted - 621

    Cleansing cases - 251

    Tooth extractions - 154


Get Involved

Together We Can

HFRI Pre-Medical Internships

A transformative experience for highly motivated pre-medical students from the US.

Donate - Make a difference

Support us by making an online donation today. HFRI is 501(c)(3).

HFRI Grassroot

Work Exposition in the state of Bihar