Promotion Trust

Care that reaches out

Welcome to Health Promotion Trust

The term Holistic Health or Holistic Healing comes from the word whole, meaning complete. There is no one universal definition for Holistic Health, but there seems to be a common thread that runs through all of the definitions of Holistic Health. That is, to look at the self from a whole (holistic) perspective and to understand the mind, body and spirit connection and the importance of balancing all aspects.

Forthcoming Events

Health Promotion Trust - Awarded

Health Promotion Trust received a Certificate of Honour from the present Governor of Maharashtra Honourable Shri Bhagat Singh Koshyari on 17th October 2022 at the Rajbhavan, Mumbai under the T.B. Eradication Program by 2025 of the Government of India.

Publications of Health Promotion Trust

HPT - A Decade of Service to Humanity Impact Study 2010 to 2020

HPT Bulletin March 2022.pdf

Health Promotion Trust

Archdiocese of Bombay

December 2022 Bulletin

Health Promotion Trust’s

Naturopathy Residential Wellness Centre, Khandala

(Archdiocese of Bombay)

We welcome you to visit HPT’s Naturopathy Residential Wellness Centre at the Convent of Jesus and Mary, Nun’s Hill, Khandala. HPT has initiated this life-enhancing enterprise in collaboration with the National Institute of Naturopathy (NIN) Pune, AYUSH Ministry – Govt of India

Please call on 022-24440121 or 9619001142 (cell) for registration information or email us at:

For Donations, Registrations and Camp Fees, the NEFT bank details for online payments are as follows:

Name of the Account holder :- Health Promotion Trust

Bank :- Deutsche Bank, Fort, Mumbai 400001


Account Number:- 400004259740019

MICR Number:- 400200002



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Wellness Centre - Feedback.pdf

Naturopathy Residential Wellness Centre, Khandala - Visitor Feedback

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The definition of holistic health is simple and inclusive. It is your overall state of wellness on all levels of your being: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. It covers the health of your entire being and extends to your resources, environment and relationships.

The World Health Organization’s definition on Health is ‘A state of complete physical, mental and social well being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.’ Sustainable approaches towards health development must be holistic taking into account all the factors that influence health. The millennium development goals for health, the targets and the indicators are also to be looked at.

News Events & Activities of Health Promotion Trust

HPT Medical Camp for Transgender Community

A first-ever medical camp for 35 members of the transgender community was successfully conducted by the Health Promotion Trust (HPT) on October 14, 2022, in collaboration with the Health Outreach Cell. This programme aligns with HPT's mission to promote preventive healthcare among vulnerable groups. Participants, who hailed from various parts of Mumbai, received a physical checkup, underwent necessary lab tests, and were able to consult with a panel of eminent doctors, including Dr Roshini Upadahya (Dermatologist), Dr Jarvis Pereira (ENT), Dr Jai Shankar (General Practitioner) and Dr Cheryl Desouza and Dr Giselle Paes (dentists) READ MORE

HPT’s Naturopathy Wellness Workshop

The Health Promotion Trust (HPT) organised a one-day ‘Naturopathy Wellness’ workshop on June 23, 2022 at St Joseph’s Church hall, Vikhroli (West). 110 people, including senior citizens, attended the programme, which was conducted by two expert Naturopathy doctors from the National Institute of Naturopathy (NIN), Pune, under the aegis of the AYUSH Ministry of the Govt. of India. Participants learned about the role of the five natural elements - earth, water, fire, air and space - in naturopathic treatments, and the value of taking charge of their health through natural healing techniques.

To enable people to affordably achieve their goal of overall restoration of the body, mind and soul, HPT has established a full-fledged Naturopathy Wellness Centre, open to all, at Nun’s Hill, Khandala. For details, please visit or email HPT at

  • Sharon Rodrigues

Mumbai: Archdiocese's health trust promotes natural remedies in Covid times

MUMBAI: For nearly 12 years since 2010, remote tribal villages as well as poor urban communities of Mumbai, Raigad and Dharavi Islands (not the suburb in Mumbai) have benefited from a nature cure programme devised by the Archdiocese of Bombay. An NGO named Health Promotion Trust (HPT) uses home remedies and herbal concoctions to keep common diseases at bay lest they aggravate and overwhelm the family's meagre resources. A recent impact assessment study by HPT showed how ordinary households find home remedies useful. Medical facilities are often located far from remote communities. Moreover, nature cure is cheap and affordable, and eschews the side effects of chemicals. READ MORE

Health Promotion Trust’s Successes at the Grassroots

Soaring costs of medicines, laboratory tests and hospitalisation trap the marginalised and the impoverished in urban and rural communities in an endless loop of debt, poor healthcare, and an extremely diminished quality of life. In 2010, the Health Promotion Trust (HPT) of the Archdiocese of Bombay determined that education and empowerment at the grassroots is the only compassionate response to lift people out of this pit of hopelessness and despair. Hence HPT began the last decade with a grassroots-centred mission statement: "To ensure better health awareness, strengthen existing health facilities, ensure accountability of the health administration, and lay more emphasis on preventive health by encouraging holistic health therapies for the poor and the marginalised."


Arogyasevikas: Grassroot Soldiers of Health and Wellness

Over the years, India has experienced a major shift in its healthcare approaches. Once viewed as a cradle for the practice and promotion of traditional and natural measures of healthcare, India has now become one of the largest consumers of commercial healthcare products and services. Despite this, the rural and urban healthcare landscape is characterised by deep disparities in the quality and affordability of, and accessibility to, healthcare services. READ MORE

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