Voluntary Health Association of Sikkim (VHAS) was established on 22nd July 1997 and registered under vide Sl. no 1083 Vol.-I dated 24-05-1999 with the Land Revenue Department, Government of Sikkim in accordance with notification No. 2602/A/H dated 25/03/1960. VHAS head office building at Tadong was inaugurated by His Excellency, the Governor of Sikkim, Lt. Shri V. Rama Rao. During his inaugural speech, he requested the VHAS towards working jointly with the State Government in enabling the down trodden section of Sikkim to avail the optimum medical care and health education in their respective areas of settlement. Speaking on the context of “Health is Wealth”, he also supported the vision of VHAS with regard to establishment of States Medical Council in Sikkim followed by its representation in the Medical Council of India.
Making health a reality for the people of Sikkim with the people‛s health and development movement in the state through community participation.
VHAS will continue the role of an IMPLEMENTING organization which is the strength/core competencies. VHAS will work through partners as well as directly.
Situational analysis, Generating awareness, Directly as well as through partner NGOs, Activities on Accountability and Transparency.
The organization was established with the basic philosophy and mission to promote the sustainable community health and development in the State of Sikkim. It is a State level, not for profit, registered and Non-Governmental organization working with the concept of integrated community health development and action research. It is a federal member of the VHAI, New Delhi. VHAS has a secular constitution with the aim of improving the health and where everyone gets due with dignity without any discrimination on the basis of caste; creed and gender, enjoy their rights and exercise their duties. Organization believes in sustainable development where community reaches desired level of development and continue to achieve further.
Social Audit Unit- Sikkim (Voluntary Health Association of Sikkim) was assigned for conducting Pilot Social Audit under the National Social Assistant Programme (NSAP)
Inclusive India Foundation with financial support from Glenmark Foundation has approached VHAS for initiating a project on Providing Quality Primary Health facilities and awareness among the communities through mobile health clinic in 6 villages in
VHAS has implemented the IIMK-Belgium supported project named as PARAS THEZUM in the seven villages of West Pendam Gram Panchayat Unit from 2001-2009 and the overall impact of the project