Out in the Community

Community Health

The Community Health Division (CHD) serves as the outreach service arm of BBH. The departmental mission is to initiate strategies & programs that would make a difference to the lives of the poor & marginalized groups living in the rural & urban areas of Bangalore.

The department serves both rural and urban populations. In the rural area our work spreads across 900 villages of the Bangalore Rural District, covering an estimated population of 1 million persons. Concerted health and development activities are carried out in 50 villages of Devanahalli Taluk (administrative sub-district), with a population of about 50,000. Affordable, accessible, quality primary and secondary healthcare is rendered through the Mother Teresa Rural Hospital. Our work in Urban Bangalore focuses on slum dwellers and migrant workers, and extends to 12 slums in Bangalore city, covering a population of 1 million. The Urban Health Centre situated in one of the slums (DJ Halli) provides primary care to predominantly underprivileged population. In addition to routine OPD services, the centre aims to bring down the burden of preventable blindness and dental problems through regular visits by ophthalmologists and dentists. Through these services, annually 35,000 persons are served.

We also complement government efforts by partnering with them in various national programs such as the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program (RNTCP), the National Leprosy Eradication Program (NLEP), and the Reproductive Child Health Program (RCH) and Empowerment of Differently-abled and Senior Citizens program.

In addition the CHD has implemented other need-based projects namely,

  • Community-based cardiovascular disease prevention and management program
  • Community-based rural alcohol de-addiction and rehabilitation program
  • Community-based rehabilitation program for the differently-abled
  • Senior Citizen’s Welfare program

Social developmental programs have been undertaken to contribute to the overall development, especially to vulnerable groups such as women, children, persons with disability and the elderly.


Annual Report 2015 – 2016

Special programs run by CHD, BBH include:

The Restore Project – Alcohol de-addiction and rehabilitation program Read More…
Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Prevention and Management Program – Saving Hearts Read More…
Palliative Care Read More…
Smile On Wheels Read More…
Empower Project – Community Based Rehabilitation program for the differently – abled Read More…
Mother Theresa Rural Hospital & the Urban Health Centre Read More
Research Department Read More