It was founded
in 1985 by a doctor couple, Abhay Bang and Rani Bang. Inspired by
the life and philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi, trained respectively
as a physician and a gynecologist, and after studying at the Johns
Hopkins University USA, for their Master of Public Health, Drs.
Bang returned to India. Their dream was to develop an institution
of community health which provided health care to the local population,
and generated knowledge for the global community by way of research.
"Think globally, act locally!"