Centre for Enquiry Into Health and Allied Themes (CEHAT)

General Information
CEHAT research centre of the Anusandahan Trust is addressing issues on the Right to Health and Health Care as well as the prevention of violence and the care for survivors. Our projects are based on its ideological commitment and priorities, and are focused on four broad themes:
Health Services and Financing: The focus of this programme is on determinants of health, people's health problems and health seeking behaviour, the structure and functioning of health care services, health expenditure and financing. It provides us with the basic critique of the existing situations, and concrete alternatives for micro and macro changes needed.
Health Legislation and Patient's Rights: This programme is based on our deep conviction that no system without social control and regulation would work for people and respect right to health & health care. The strategies to bring people and patients at the centre of health care, through policies and legislations need to be evolved in the specific situation of each country and society.
Women's health: Health and health care have strong socio-cultural dimensions.Gender is one of the most important among them. This programme not only undertakes research on women's health, but it also informs all other programmes with the gender dimension.
Investigation and Treatment of Psycho-social Trauma: This programmeconcentrates directly on issues related to human rights and violence, and of course also interrelates with programmes with human rights dimensions.

CEHAT's Aim
To do socially relevant and rigorous academic health research and health action for the well being of the disadvantaged masses, for strengthening people's health movements and for realising the right to health and health care. CEHAT acts as an interface between progressive people's movements and academia.

Focus Areas

  • Undertake socially relevant research and advocacy projects on various socio-political aspects of health.
  • Establish direct services and programmes to demonstrate how health services can be made accessible, equitably and ethically.
  • Disseminate information through databases and relevant publications

Main Activities
CEHAT is the research centre of Anusandhan Trust. CEHAT is involved in research, training, service and advocacy on health and allied themes.

Contact Information
Address: Survey No.2804 &2805, Aaram Society Road, Vakola, Santacruz East, Mumbai - 400 055, India
Telephone: +91-22-26673571 / 26673154
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website
www.cehat.org

Latest News

  • Unfulfilled healthcare needs of migrant women care workers

    careOn November 21, a high-level panel at a meeting convened in Geneva will discuss a new WHO report entitled "Women on the Move: Migration, care work and health". Available data shows that a substantial and growing proportion of care work is being undertaken by migrants, the majority of whom are women. In Italy for instance, nearly 90% of home-based caregivers are foreign born. In this report, the World Health Organization (WHO) calls attention "to a global situation in which migrant women care workers buttress health systems in countries where there are shortfalls in healthcare provision, while their own right to health is eroded and their health care needs go unfulfilled." 

     
  • Why is adolescents’ health a human rights issue?

    ifhhroAdolescents face a myriad of threats to their right to health including violence, sexual assault, exploitation, trafficking, and harmful traditional practices. At the same time, they face multiple barriers to health services, including restrictive laws, unavailability of contraception or safe abortions; failure to ensure privacy and confidentiality; judgemental service provision, and discrimination. Our volunteer Tara Ornstein wrote an article about adolescents’ right to health for our website, explaining what the issues are and what health professionals can do to safeguard adolescents’ health and rights.