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In Search of Health Care for Rural and Tribal People


SEARCH (Society for Education, Action and Research in Community Health)  is a non-government organisation registered as a public trust and charitable society in India  (Reg. No: MH 35-85-GAD, F-224-GAD).

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!"