The mountains that dominate Uttarakhand can also isolate the region's rural, poor population.
The Cluster began in 2008 as a way to connect local healthcare organisations so they could share their skills and resources, and increase their impact. Now, over fifty groups meet for training, support and to run projects. Together, they've helped make big steps towards healthier communities in this region of northern India.
WHAT THEY'RE DOING
The Cluster has launched some of the region’s first disability inclusion programmes.
The Cluster co-runs the region's only mental health organisation that works in poor, rural areas.
India's government outsources some of its healthcare training to the Cluster.
After 2013's devastating landslides and floods, the Cluster provided aid to 6000 families in 600 villages.
MEET A MEMBER
If we had not started the Cluster, people would be keeping a lot of important knowledge and skills to themselves.
people with disabilities received assisted devices for their homes
young people and their families took part in a disability farming scheme
people completed the Cluster’s Community Health Training
young people took part in a mental health inclusion project
people attended a Cluster training event on Spiritual Health
students were funded by the Cluster to study a public health qualification