The WISE-Foundation
Our Mission: To improve people's lives by providing the knowledge and means by which they can become more independent and self sufficient.
Yogesh M. & Bella Y. Patel

Action Research in Community Health (ARCH):  The WISE Foundation has been funding improvements in Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Care in the rural tribal areas of Eastern Gujarat through the ARCH organization.  ARCH is a private organization / charity that has been working in over 150 villages in the rural tribal areas of Dharmpur and Mangrol for the past 25 years (2011 Status Report). 


Providing medical care to the adivasis (untouchables) in rural tribal areas is difficult, as the roads are not always paved.  Therefore, to facilitate treatment of TB, Malaria and other infectious diseases prevalent in these remote locations, the WISE-Foundation donated the 4-wheel drive Jeep / Ambulance seen above for the transportation of medical personnel and supplies. This mobile medical unit is expected to improve the lives of over 10,000 people over the next 5 years 

On the left, Drs Anil and Daxa Patel with Bella Patel outside the lab in Mangrol donated by Yogesh and Bella Patel.  On the right, Dr Patel consulting with a TB patient in the Dharmpur clinic.   


Trained health care workers seeing patients in the Triage rooms prior to being seen by Dr Patel.


The sign on the left (in Gujarati) indicates that the lab at Dharmpur was donated by Yogesh and Bella Patel of USA.  On the right is a picture of the pharmacy at Mangrol.

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