Reinforcing A 25-year Commitment to Preventive Health -

A Health Promotion Trust Endeavor

The Health Promotion Trust (HPT) of the Archdiocese of Bombay is counting down to a very significant upcoming milestone in 2025 - 25 years of preventive health outreach among urban and rural marginalized communities.  We are very grateful that through these years, our need-based programs have continued to align with our vision of making health care a reality for all, by conscientizing people about the value of preventive health. 

Current health scenario: Per the 2019 WHO health study report, every year 17 million people die prematurely, before the age of 70, due to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and respiratory diseases. Fortunately, all of these can be prevented, controlled or managed through intentional lifestyle changes.

Challenges: Globalization and urbanization are discouraging individuals from nurturing and taking responsibility for their health. Instead, they have begun relying wholly on medical professionals and institutions. Increased career and job-related stresses cause people to ignore warning signs, and opt for the easy way out, such as unhealthy dietary choices and temporary medical fixes. Many individuals blindly follow popular exercising trends without monitoring their physical health, while others use work fatigue to justify their sedentary lifestyle. Dementia among seniors is increasing at an alarming rate, especially when life circumstances force the elderly into an isolated lifestyle.

Year-Long Series of Programs: In response to the above problems, and to commemorate 25 years of championing the cause of preventive health in our communities, we will be collaborating with our stakeholders to organize specially designed programs for the following vulnerable target groups:

Our goal is to empower people in the above groups to take ownership of their health needs, and use preventive health strategies on their journey towards holistic health.


Fr. Rocky Banz

Director – Health Promotion Trust