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  HELP - Health Education Library for People

"Information is the Best Prescription - Helping Patients Talk to their Doctors"

Vision: We want people to become better informed about their own health. We believe the best prescription is knowledge!

Mission: To empower people by providing them with the information they need to promote their health , and prevent and treat medical problems in the family in partnership with their doctor.

Airconditioned reading rooms, with a seating capacity for 20-25 people
An uptodate collection of over 5000 consumer health books, 10000 pamphlets, and many magazines and newsletters
Audiovisual educational media, including over 600 videotapes. Videos can be viewed in privacy in the library
Computer software , including over 30 CD-ROMs on all health and medical topics
Photocopying facilities, at Re 1 a page
Can work with corporates, NGOs, etc. Can show them the library. A visit would take 15 minutes
Impact: Help about 5000 patients every year with health information

History: HELP - the Health Education Library for People, was established in 1997 . It is India's first Consumer Health Education Resource Center and have grown to become one of the world's largest
consumer health libraries ( as determined by the Medical Library Association, USA )

Free public health library
India's most popular health website
Helping reporters and journalists with health information for their health stories

Financials : yearly income: Rs 3 lacs

full time people: 3
part time people: 1
volunteers: 2

Volunteer opportunities: yes
Donations-in-kind needed: no
Services needed: yes

Contact Details:
Om Chambers
Kemps Corner
Bombay 400 036
Phone: 23683334
Fax: 22150223
Trustees: Dr Aniruddha Malpani, MD, Dr Anjali Malpani, MD, phone: 22151065

"Thank you so much for providing the information - this helped immensely in deciding to go in for the surgery our doctor had advised us." .... A HELP visitor