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.
Publications of Health Promotion Trust
Regional consultation with HPT stakeholders on 10th June 2023 to design future
Health Care initiatives in the field of preventive health care.
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
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Token of appreciation from Spandhan, a project of College of Social Work Nirmala Niketan for the joint collaborative health initiatives organised and implemented by the Health Promotion Trust with the tribal communities at Dahanu (Palghar District).
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.
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
Study cum exposure visit to Jeevandhara, Kolad
On 26th & 27th August 2023, 18 members of the Home Remedies classes of Prem Darshan Community Centre, Juhu attended a study cum exposure visit to Jeevandhara, Kolad to learn the benefits & preparation of various home & herbal based remedies that aim at promoting traditional measures of health care.
They also visited the herbal garden to gain knowledge on the medical value of various herbal plants.
A Pathway Towards Holistic Health in Raigad District
Health Promotion Trust’s Future Grassroots Initiatives
Since 2009, the Health Promotion Trust, in collaboration with 18 partners, has been implementing a grassroots preventive health programme in the impoverished rural tribal communities of Raigad district. Most of these people are daily wage earners, whose health expenses average nearly Rs 3,000 to 4,000 a year, which is a huge financial burden. Till date, HPT's programmes have empowered more than 5,000 tribal people to take charge of their health using affordable health practices incorporating their own traditions.
HPT's COVID-19 interventions shed light on serious health issues in the Raigad district, which prompted HPT to re-evaluate its current health and social interventions in the area. Hence, with the help of 25 health workers, HPT conducted a survey in 2022, covering 2,345 families from80 villages in 16 talukas. Read More...
In harmony with nature… The Health Promotion Trust’s Naturopathy Camp.
The Health Promotion Trust (HPT) of the Archdiocese of Bombay organises Naturopathy camps every month at Khandala, together with the National Institute of Naturopathy (NIN), Pune, Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India. The focus of HPT is on "preventive healthcare" to increase awareness of the necessity of healthy living with a holistic approach to avoid the travails and tribulations that accompany ill health. The venue for the Camp is the Convent of Jesus & Mary Villa atop Nun's Hill, Khandala, also popularly known as the House of Prayer. Fifteen health-conscious individuals made it to the March 2023 camp. We boarded a minibus at the Church of Our Lady of Victories, Mahim, on March 10, for a three-night, four-day detox. We were all smiles as we alighted at Khandala, glad to breathe in the clean fresh air, while simultaneously taking in the beauty of the well-tended gardens blossoming with flowers all around. Read More
Naturopathy: Holistic healing and wellness
Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own. (1 Corinthians 6:19)
Naturopathy and Health: A positive strengths-based perspective
There is a global calling for holistic healing and wellness through health promotion activities in both personal and public domains. Naturopathy, an ancient non-invasive rational system of healing that practises natural elements based on the theory of self-healing capacity of the body, vitality, and toxemia is being revived worldwide as an alternative positive approach to health. Read More...
HPT’s Outreach to Transgenders and Tribals
HPT focuses on preventive strategies through Natural Wellness. Collaboration with Nirmala Niketan College of Social Work, providing succour to impoverished tribal communities
Since 2009, the Health Promotion Trust of the Archdiocese of Bombay has designed programmes and services that meet the needs of the most marginalised urban and rural communities, regardless of gender, religion, caste, creed, or ideology. In the aftermath of the COVID pandemic, HPT identified transgenders as an extremely vulnerable group in need of therapeutic and preventive health interventions. Transgenders live on the fringes of society, and suffer the dual stings of prejudice and poverty. On the 31st World Day of the Sick, His Holiness, Pope Francis, calls for prayer and closeness towards those who suffer, and exhorts us to be a community that truly walks together. Read More...
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 healthpromotiontrust.org or email HPT at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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