As the name implies, Friends of JSS (FoJSS) is a non-profit 501-C3 organization based in the USA which derives its inspiration from Jan Swasthya Sahyog (JSS), a low cost healthcare facility in Ganiyari Village of Chhattisgarh. FoJSS is an attempt to create something tangible that articulates the vision and perspectives that some of us were able to develop thanks to our connections with JSS over the years - we have been moved by the work these amazing doctors do but we are also motivated and in awe of the resilience and stoic heroism of the people who they serve and the many lessons that have been learnt over the years by JSS.

Most people, and most poor people still live in rural India . The burden of disease and its effects are disproportionately seen in the poor with a clear gradient in illness and mortality seen in the poor. There is a crisis in rural health which is becoming more complex and tenacious and they are worsening the crisis of rural life in India.

It is in this context that we seek to build a network of friends and supporters of JSS and all that it has taught us and continues to teach us. We hope you can learn more about FoJSS, JSS itself as well as how you can help and get involved.

For more information about JSS, please visit http://jssbilaspur.org

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