CHETNA envisages an equitable socity where disadvantaged communities are empowred to live healthy lives.

CHETNA strives for people centred, gender- sensitive nutrition and health policies and programmes at State, National, Regional and International levels, forging strategic partnerships and facilitating dialogue among key stakeholders.


CHETNA envisages an equitable society where disadvantaged communities are empowered to live healthy lives. Mission To empower children, young people and women especially from marginalized social groups so that they become capable to gain control over their own, their families’ and communities nutrition, health and well being.

Our Values

  • Commitment
  • Honesty and Transparency
  • Enhancement of Capacities
  • True Value of Resources
  • Non – Discrimination
  • Accountability and Sincerity


CHETNA’s approach to health embraces the life cycle of gender equity and human rights within the wide cultural, economic and political environment. It recognises needs pf children, youth and women at the critical stages of life viz children (0-10 years), adolescents and youth (11-24 years) and women (25+)

Issues addressed by CHETNA

  • Improving Access to Food and Enhancing Nutrition
  • Ensuring Health and Development in Childhood
  • Saving the Girl Child
  • Promoting Sexual Health of Adolescents and Youth
  • Improving Maternal and Newborn Health

Strategic Interventions by CHETNA

Policy and Programme level

  • Generation of field level evidence on nutrition and health of marginalised communities.
  • Demonstration of innovative strategies to enhance access to nutrition and health services.
  • Facilitation of people’s participation in policy and programme formulation and monitoring of action plans at state and national levels.
  • Media advocacy to generate public opinion on issues affecting nutrition and health status of the marginalised communities.
  • Networking with stakeholders for consensus building on identified issues. Community level
  • Capacity building of community based organisations on nutrition and health issues. The programmes are based on specific learning needs and realistic action plans are developed to facilitate effective implementation.
  • Development and dissemination of a wide range of gender sensitive nutrition and health communication and training material. The material is innovative, culturally sensitive and undergoes extensive field testing. It is widely disseminated at State, National, Regional and International levels. CHETNA’s Information and Documentation Centre (IDC) has a rich collection of material on diverse issues of women, young people and children.
  • Working with stakeholders such as elected representative of Panchayat, members of Self Help Groups, families and communities, influencing health seeking behaviour.


For more information, please write to:

Ms. Indu Capoor
Founder Director

Centre for Health Eucation, Traning and Nutrition Awareness

CHETNA Main Office (Vadaj)
B-Block 3rd Floor SUPATH-II,
Opp. Vadaj Bus Terminus Ashram Road, Vadaj Ahmedabad-380013, Gujarat India.
Phone: + 91-079-27559976/77, Telefax: +91-079-27559978 /

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