Jan Swasthya Sahyog (JSS) is a voluntary, non-profit, registered society founded by a group of health professionals committed to developing a low-cost and effective health program that provides both preventive and curative services in the tribal and rural areas of Bilaspur district of Chhattisgarh state in central India.

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Village Health Workers

JSS runs a community health program through which it has trained 104 village health workers in 53 villages. These women provide rational first contact care using 20 different kinds of medicines and referral advice when required.

Rural Issues

Issues which affect our community include malaria, tuberculosis, and hunger. We are actively engaged in advocacy to address these issues.

Village Health Centers

JSS runs 3 health centers in forest village clusters. These centres are manned by two senior health workers each and are supported by doctor based outreach clinics every week.

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A JSS Story...

... a one day old child of a poor family who has abnormally formed feeding and respiratory passages, is referred by the medical college to a village-based hospital 20 km away, since the surgeon there is the only pediatric surgeon in the non-profit sector in the entire state. The child survives the ordeal of the surgery.