jagat hitāya - Welfare of the World
Sri Madhusudan Sai drives the philanthropic initiatives for children which provide free education, free healthcare, free nutrition, and establishment of human development centres around the world, inspired by the principle of “Love All - Serve All” of Sri Sathya Sai Baba, and ever guided by His Holy Spirit. Through his instrumentation, humanitarian projects in over 30 countries have been initiated.
What is Love and Service? Love is spirituality, which comes from within. It is pure and does
not ask for anything in return. This translates into service, and this service is social responsibility. Thus, love turns into service.
True love does not measure. It just gives. The humanitarian projects undertaken by Sri Madhusudan Sai are but an expression of love that is divine in nature. The projects on Educare, Healthcare, and Nutrition briefed below are a testimony to the power of selfless love.
Chairman, Sri Sathya Sai Health
and Education Trust
“Human Life is a Gift from God. The Sri Sathya Sai Health and Education Trust Healthcare Mission established in May 1970 by Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, serves the Healthcare and Well Being of All as being God’s very own. Care given in its Institutions of Service is to enable good Health, vital to live life’s sacred journey well.
The scope and spread of The Mission of Good Health for All provided Free of Cost, is growing in magnitude and impact. From Congenital Heart Care to Cardiac Research, from Maternal Health and Nutrition to Lifelong Wellness, from primary healthcare to sophisticated Pediatric cardiac surgical interventions, patients cared and cured from every state of India and many developing countries, Learning to Teaching to Training, its Centres are fast growing into recognised Centres of National Development.
Considering the need to address the prevailing malnutrition, Sadguru Sri Madhusudan Sai was at the forefront to come up with a very unique multi nutrient ‘Sai Sure’ to address the issue of hidden hunger and malnutrition growing children.
Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Centres, the Flagship Institutions of the Trust have been blessed in their growth and direction by their Guiding Light Revered Madhusudan Sai. His Love and constant Concern have always been enormous sources of strength and support.”
Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Hospitals
In a life filled with moments of joy or sorrow, hope or despair, tireless striving or eternal calm, a rhythm is being played. An unravelled mystery, this rhythm of life resonates to a silent beat. A beat that sees us through this drama, we call LIFE! At Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani, we surrender in love to that HEART!
The Challenge of Healthy Childhood in India is two-pronged. First, those detected with diseases and defects, face inadequate availability and accessibility to quality healthcare and the large numbers of those who remain undetected or undiagnosed, sadly miss out on the joy and benefit of a healthy and happy childhood. The burden and pain of congenital heart diseases on children and their families is a cruel and an unfortunate reality of our times. Sadly, it is the commonest disease at birth in India with an incidence of 240,000 per annum.
In answer to the painful calling of a mother with her dying baby, Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani endeavours to heal tender hearts in need. The Hospitals are one of their kind Centres for Child Heart Care providing Totally Free of Cost Care to the needy, thus restoring dignity of life and bringing untold relief and joy.
Surgical intervention is often unavoidable to a critically diseased child. But Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani aims to establish a holistic ecosystem for Child Heart Care. These Centres across India are unique in as much as they are High Quality and Large Volume Paediatric Cardiac Centres, as they are key Nodal Centres of Community Health, Research and Training.
Sanjeevani recognises the importance of Prevention and Early Detection in comprehensively addressing this national burden. While the Research Programme aims at unravelling the possible causes of Congenital Heart Diseases, the Divine Mother and Child Health Program provides access to quality healthcare facilities through its rural ante natal care and child screening initiatives.
The child is tomorrow’s citizen and the future of the country. With the eyes on the stars and single-pointed focus on every sick child, Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani hospitals move ahead!
Every Child, Our Very Own:
Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani began the journey by establishing the first dedicated Totally Free of Cost (Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani) Centre for Child Heart Care at Nava Raipur Atal Nagar, Chhattisgarh in November 2012. In November 2016, the second Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani International Centre for Child Heart Care & Research was inaugurated by the Hon. Prime Minister of India, Mr Narendra Modi at Baghola, Palwal District, Haryana. Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Centre for Child Heart Care & Training in Pediatric Cardiac Skills, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai was established as a ‘Public Service Institution’ in November 2018, as an expression of gratitude to Revered Sri Sathya Sai Baba who tirelessly worked to alleviate the suffering of millions, the world over and brought them joy, peace and purpose.
Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Hospitals
As on date, 130,000+ Outpatient Consultations, over 11,700 Paediatric Cardiac Surgeries, more than 3,800 Cath Interventions, and more than 103,500 Outreach screenings have been completed at the Sanjeevani hospitals.
The hospitals have served patients from across India and several developing countries – Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Fiji, Uzbekistan, Nigeria, Liberia, Laos, Yemen, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Cambodia and Kurdistan Region of Iraq
For more details, visit - https://srisathyasaisanjeevani.org/
Divine Mother And Child Health Program
To further the nation’s commitment towards a healthy life for its children and create a holistic and sustainable impact on society, it was imperative to focus on the preventive and educative healthcare spectrum of Child Heart Care. It is in this context that the hospital’s Department of Public Health and Research launched the Divine Child Health Program in 2013 – a comprehensive early detection and systemic health screening programme for rural school going children, to create a holistic and sustainable impact on the society. The Child Health Screening is based on Government of India’s Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) and focuses on detection of 4D’s i.e, Defects at birth, Deficiencies, Disease and Developmental delays and disabilities. The programme expanded into the Divine Mother and Child Health Program in September 2017, focusing on Preventive Care for Pregnant women and children.
47,000 visits conducted for the health screening of 85,000 children from 2,200 schools and 16,000 expecting mothers at 50 PHCs.
For more details, visit - http://dmchp.com/
India is housing about 50% of undernourished children of the world. According to the 2018 Global Nutrition Report, 45% of the under-five mortality in India is because of malnutrition with high prevalence of maternal anaemia, childhood stunting and wasting.
70% children and 51% of women and adolescent girls are anaemic. Studies have also shown that 70% of the rural Indian population have micronutrient deficiencies which hinder normal growth, development, cognition and immune system, potentially impeding adult productivity.
Rectification of nutrition gaps is acknowledged as one of the most effective approaches in the direction of promoting human development, poverty reduction and economic development. Governments both at the Central and State levels have initiated several innovative programmes as reparative actions headed for reviving a healthy nation. While many of these programmes are solutions to the problem of hunger (Calorie-Protein deficiency), focused efforts are still required to eradicate the problem of hidden hunger due to the deficiency of micronutrients (vitamins and minerals).
SaiSure is a step towards ameliorating the health quotient of women and children to help India emerge salubriously. It is a Multi Nutrient Supplement Programme, launched in February 2019 by Sri Sathya Sai Health and Education Trust, as an attempt to address the specific nutritional needs of pregnant women, toddlers and children at no cost absolutely. The vision of SaiSure scheme is to ensure that no mother and no child ever suffer from lack of access to good quality nutritional supplements.
The composition of SaiSure is conceived keeping the demands of vital macronutrients and micronutrients for a healthy progeny that builds oneself as a robust adult in the future. It has been formulated as SaiSure for Toddlers, SaiSure for Pregnant Women, and SaiSure for Children.
Launched through the Annapoorna Breakfast Programme and Divine Mother and Child Health Program in Government Schools and Primary Health Centres respectively, SaiSure is well disposed in these stomping grounds of children and women, because of its ease of use, scalability and most importantly, due to its efficacy to improve the health parameters of the recipients.
For more details, visit - https://saisure.org/
Initiative - Sri Sathya Sai Sarla Memorial Hospital
Women and Health
Against the background of 70% of Indians living in rural areas without access to high-end speciality care, and on an average 60% of healthcare expenses being out of pocket, thus pushing 6 million people below poverty line every year, the Sri Sathya Sai Sarla Memorial Hospital stands tall as a beacon of hope by offering free of cost speciality care to the rural and underprivileged sections of the society. The 300-bedded facility located at Muddenahalli village of Chikkaballapur District of the State of Karnataka in South India, has been upgraded in July 2021 to a high dependency COVID care specialty hospital with paediatric and neo-natal ICU facilities.
Construction of the Hospital commenced in 2015 under the guidance of Sadguru Sri Madhusudan Sai. On 14 January 2017, the Sri Sathya Sai Sarla Memorial Hospital was inaugurated in memory of late Mrs Sarla Indulal Shah, an ardent devotee of Sri Sathya Sai Baba who dedicated her life for the service and upliftment of women and children.
The Hospital serves patients in various disciplines of General Medicine, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dentistry, ENT and Physiotherapy. Many voluntary caregivers extend their love and compassion by visiting the Hospital regularly to provide specialty services such as Orthopaedics, Podiatrics, Cardiology, Neurology, Dermatology, Plastic Surgery, Endocrinology, Radiology, and Community Medicine. Through the Divine Mother and Child Health Program, the Community Medicine initiative, over 20,000 children from 600 Govt schools have been screened. As of June 2021, lives of about 14,000 expecting mothers have been touched and enhanced by improving vital parameters such as haemoglobin and calcium levels, controlling gestational diabetes and blood pressure, etc.
To reach out to a wider patient base, the Centre also conducts monthly medical camps, and takes healthcare to the villagers’ doorsteps and pays periodic visits to government schools in the vicinity. Since September 2020, the hospital has served over 17,000 children in the age group of 0 to 6 years for congenital heart disease screenings, from over 700 anganwadis across all the 6 taluks of Chikkaballapur district. During the pandemic lockdown, when patients were unable to come to the hospital for their regular check-up, medicines were systematically packed and delivered to their homes.
Soon, the Sri Sathya Sai Sarla Memorial Hospital will grow into a teaching and training hospital, which will produce paramedics, nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals, who are willing to dedicate their lives in the service of the sick and impoverished citizens of the nation.
Click here https://www.ssssmh.org/ to know more about Sri Sathya Sai Sarla Memorial Hospital