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Mobile Hospital in India

PRASAD is an independent, not-for-profit organization committed to improving the quality of life of economically disadvantaged people around the world. PRASAD is a philanthropic expression of the Siddha Yoga Path.

The charitable work of PRASAD has its roots in the 1930s when Bhagavan Nityananda offered food and support to villagers in the Tansa Valley in Maharashtra, India.

Baba Muktananda continued this great work through the 1960s and 1970s. In 1978, under Baba’s guidance, volunteers began offering medical services through the Shree Muktananda Mobile Hospital.

In the early 1980s, Gurumayi Chidvilasananda expanded the philanthropic initiatives in the Tansa Valley to include nutrition, community development, and specialized medical programs. In 1992, Gurumayi initiated the establishment of The PRASAD Project as a central organization to oversee and support humanitarian projects around the world.

PRASAD Mobile Dental Hospital

PRASAD takes a HOLISTIC approach to creating SUSTAINABLE programming in collaboration with the communities we serve and in harmony with the natural environment, resulting in LIFE-CHANGING impact across generations.

Over the years, PRASAD has evolved into a respected, effective, and acclaimed humanitarian organization that holds special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council. Each year, PRASAD has an impact on the lives of thousands of people around the world through the following programs:

  • In India, PRASAD Chikitsa has programs that meet the needs of the people in the Tansa Valley. These include general and specialized healthcare, women’s empowerment, childhood nutrition, education, tree planting, agriculture and food security, and sanitation infrastructure and water security.
  • In the United States, PRASAD Children’s Dental Health Program provides dental health education, as well as preventive and restorative dental care for children in need. PRASAD CDHP received the Give Kids a Smile Award from the New York State Dental Foundation four times, in recognition of the program's continuing excellence in improving the oral health of children.
  • Through eye surgery camps, PRASAD de Mexico has restored the vision of thousands of adults and children at no cost to the patients.

PRASAD also provides relief to communities affected by floods, earthquakes, and other natural events by providing food, shelter, medical supplies, and emergency services. PRASAD partners with international relief organizations to provide aid to those who are affected by natural events worldwide.

PRASAD has three fundraising licensees, in Australia, France, and Spain. These entities are dedicated to raising funds and bringing global visibility to PRASAD’s work around the world, particularly the programs in India.

To read more about PRASAD, please visit www.prasad.org.