Foundation For Social Health


Studies show that protein energy under nutrition (underweight) afflicted almost three quarters of Indian children (Michele Gragnolatin et al, 2006, 1193). This implies that there are serious challenges to the required nutritional levels to the vast majority of the families in the country. A critical appraisal of the functioning of public health facilities in India reveals that in order to achieve average world health standards, she has to strive hard . It is distressing to note that the benefits from public health system have been very uneven between the SC/ST and other groups (NHP, 2002). The National Health Policy (NHP) 2002 recognizes this lacuna and pledges to do everything possible for efficient, equitable and high quality health care. So far Government of India has not properly addressed the concept of comprehensive and universal healthcare (Alpana Sagar, 2005). This is direct contradiction to the statement of UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights that asserts ‘States must ensure provision of healthcare’.

Health services in India are financed through out of pocket expenses, voluntary insurance, social insurance and government revenues. The first two items pertain to private sector and the rest are public. In India, private spending contributes 87 percent, social insurance 2 percent and government revenue, the rest. This shows that individuals are shouldering most of the cost of health care (Mishra, Rajiv, 2003, 143). In such a situation, poor find it increasingly difficult to get required medical services. What are the options available to reduce the individual burden of health care? For middle/ high-income people, the public and private insurance companies are offering different kinds of medical insurance schemes. Scholars argue that the State has to introduce a social insurance for the poor to defray the high cost of health care. In fact the Government of India has introduced a Universal Health Insurance which many health activists are opposing. The major reason for this is that such a system will eventually lead to the demise of the public health system in India. Naturally such an eventuality may provide the private capitalists a monopoly power in health car market.


Foundation for Social Health (NGO) hereby calling for applications for KAAVAL Project in Thrissur for the following posts:

1. Project Coordinator

Qualification: MSW / MA (Psychology or Sociology)
4 to 5 years of Field Experience in the field of Child Welfare preferred.
Expected Salary: Around Rs. 17,500/- pm (plus TA as applicable)

2. Field Worker

Qualification: MSW
1 year Field Experience in the field of Child Welfare preferred (Freshers can also apply).
Expected Salary: Around Rs. 12,500/- pm (plus TA as applicable)

Candidates living in and around Thrissur will be given additional preference. Should be able to join the Project immediately.
Interested candidates may attend the interview on 11th January 2018 (tentative date) with copies of educational qualification / experience certificate at the Foundation Office at Innervision, Thrissur.

Please forward your CV to <> and to <>

For further information, please call the following Phone Numbers (between 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, except on Sundays):
+91 487 2388319
+91 94463 28319
+91 94472 01346