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
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