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.

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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.

Forthcoming Events

Naturopathy Wellness Workshop for Adults

Stay healthy and maintain good health the naturopathic way is the goal of a one-day Naturopathy Wellness Workshop for adults and senior citizens organised by the Health Promotion Trust (Archdiocese of Bombay). The workshop will be conducted by the Naturopathy doctors of the National Institute of Naturopathy (NIN, Pune).

Workshop Date: Thursday, June 23, 2022

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Venue: St. Joseph Church Hall, Ground floor, Vikhroli West (near Vikhroli railway station)

Registration fee: Rs 150 (subsidised) includes breakfast and lunch. Please register by June 21, 2022 either by calling 2444 0121 or via e-mail at

Participants will also receive information about the upcoming residential Naturopathy Wellness Centre at Khandala, which is being established by the Health Promotion Trust.

  • Fr Rocky Banz Director, Health Promotion Trust

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


News Events & Activities of Health Promotion Trust

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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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

March 2022 Bulletin