Achievements

A snapshot
  • Sangath’s co-founder Dr Vikram Patel has been conferred with the prestigious Order of the British Empire award by the UK government.
  • Sangath has been adjudged as the Public Health Champion for 2016 by the World Health Organisation.
  • Dr. Vikram Patel has been named among 100 most influential people in the world by The Time Magazine.
  • Prachi Khandeparkar is appointed as a member of the Goa State Commission for the Protection of Child Rights (GSCPCR).
  • Sangath has been awarded three separate international grants by Grand Challenges Canada for addressing the unmet needs of two diverse conditions – Autism and alcohol dependence.
  • Sangath received funding from the MacArthur Foundation and the United Nations Population Fund towards a school-based intervention programme in Bihar from 2013 to 2017
  • A new project aimed at promoting the well-being of older adults by preventing depression in late life is being launched in association with the University of Pittsburgh, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the Department of Preventive Medicine at Goa Medical College
  • An international ‘Stars in Global Health’ grant of CAD100,000 by Grand Challenges Canada was awarded to Sangath for the innovative idea INFORM – a mobile health (or m-health) platform for ImproviNg Functional Outcomes foR children with iMpairments through community health workers in India
  • We were honoured with the Blessed Mother Teresa award of Rs 25 lakhs by the Department of Art & Culture, Government of Goa. This token of acknowledgement of the selfless and dedicated service rendered by various NGOs in the interest of humanity was conferred on 29 organisations as part of the one-time Golden Jubilee grants in memory of the Blessed Mother Teresa Grants.Click here to download newspaper article
  • We have moved to our new centre in Porvorim and we look forward to inaugurating it soon
  • Several scientific papers by our authors were published in leading international and national journals, including the Lancet, Autism Research, National Medical Journal of India, Journal of Adolescent Health, Behaviour Research And Therapy and the British Journal Of Psychiatry
  • A host of new projects have started, including SEHER, Prevention of Depression in Late Life, SHARE , PASS and INFORM – all of them further our mission to improve access to care for people with mental health problems
  • We rolled out the Manthan intervention to 14 schools in the last two years with a total of 3500 students in Goa
  • Our work has taken us to over 10 states in India with new offices in Bangalore, Bhopal, Nagpur and Tezpur
  • We reconstituted our Institutional Review Board (IRB)
  • We successfully completed the MANAS program, the largest trial of task-shifting for mental health care in India. The findings of the program have informed the XIIth plan District Mental Health Program
  • We are represented on various government committees including the Government of India Ministry of Health’s Mental Health Policy Group, the National Trust’s Task Group for Autism Spectrum Disorders and the Government of Goa’s Juvenile Justice Board.
  • We are a member of several international networks including the South Asia Network for Chronic Diseases(SANCD), the South Asia Hub for Advocacy Education and Research in Mental Health (SHARE) and the Movement for Global Mental Health
  • We served as the state nodal agency centre for the National Trust for the Welfare of Persons with Mental Retardation, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, and Multiple Disabilities, and on the Sexual Harassment Committee at the Workplace at Dempo College of Commerce and Economics and the Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation
  • Our recognition by the Ministry of Science and Technology as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation was renewed in 2012