Heal Kutch Movement

Heal Kutch Movement is a pioneering initiative led by Dr. Krupesh Thacker and his team of dedicated healthcare professionals and volunteers. This project addresses critical gaps in healthcare administration in the Kutch region, identified by Dr. Krupesh due to the absence of local health administrators and insufficient public support for health initiatives. Dr. Krupesh Thacker, leveraging his expertise from his Masters in Health Administration from UNCC, USA, took the lead to fill this void. The Heal Kutch Movement focuses on integrating innovative strategies that are culturally and socially relevant to the local population. Recognizing the need to engage the community effectively, the project employs a blend of traditional healing methods and modern healthcare practices.

HEAL KUTCH MOVEMENT

The project utilizes cultural and social activities such as festival celebrations, music therapy events, and interactive workshops and seminars on women and child care. These initiatives aim not only to educate but also to foster community involvement and acceptance of health practices. By aligning strategies with the cultural context of Kutch, the project ensures that health awareness becomes accessible and engaging for all. Now in its ninth year, the Heal Kutch Movement has successfully created awareness and promoted sustainable health practices through its innovative approach. By centering its initiatives around ‘Pancheshwar,’ (five gods) , the project created five ways of awareness achieved lasting impact on the health and well-being of the region.


Addressing Critical Health Awareness Gaps

The Heal Kutch Movement, initiated under the stewardship of Dr. Krupesh Thacker, the managing director of Give Vacha Foundation, endeavors to tackle significant healthcare awareness challenges prevalent in the Kutch region. Dr. Krupesh identified several pressing issues that needed urgent attention:

  1. Preventive Healthcare Awareness: There is a noticeable lack of awareness regarding preventive healthcare practices among various demographic groups in Kutch, including women, children, elders, adolescents, and teenagers.
  2. Healthcare and Hygiene Awareness: Lower levels of education contribute to a lack of understanding about basic healthcare and hygiene practices among the local population.
  3. Clubfoot Awareness: There is a general lack of awareness about newborn deformity such as clubfoot among the people of Kutch district.
  4. Music Therapy Awareness: The benefits of music therapy in healthcare are not well understood or appreciated within the community.
  5. Mental and Emotional Wellbeing: There is insufficient awareness regarding the importance of mental and emotional wellbeing, leading to neglect in addressing these aspects of health.

Objectives of the Heal Kutch Movement

The Heal Kutch Movement aims to:

  1. Promote awareness about clubfoot and other health issues.
  2. Educate the community about preventive healthcare practices and basic hygiene.
  3. Highlight the benefits of music therapy for physical and mental health.
  4. Raise awareness about menstrual health and wellbeing among girls and women.
  5. Advocate for the importance of mental and emotional wellbeing.

Through targeted initiatives such as educational workshops, community events, and cultural activities, the movement seeks to empower the people of Kutch with the knowledge and resources necessary to improve their health and wellbeing.


Approach of the Heal Kutch Movement

The Heal Kutch Movement adopts a multifaceted approach to address the healthcare challenges prevalent in the Kutch district. Recognizing the need for innovative solutions and community mobilization, the movement integrates Dr. Krupesh Thacker’s diverse talents and medical expertise to create impactful initiatives.

Innovative Integration of Artistic and Medical Expertise

Dr. Krupesh Thacker, renowned not only for his medical acumen but also for his roles as a singer-songwriter, author, director, and filmmaker, serves as a unique ambassador for healthcare campaigns. His celebrity status and multifaceted talents provide a recognizable and influential figure to drive awareness and support for healthcare initiatives in Kutch.

Key Initiatives of the Heal Kutch Movement

1. Health Awareness Campaigns

The movement organizes initiatives such as the ‘Global Clubfoot Awareness Parv,’ ‘Menstrual Parv,’ and ‘Puberty Parv’ to address specific health issues. These campaigns include on-ground workshops, seminars, and awareness drives aimed at educating and supporting communities affected by clubfoot, promoting menstrual health and hygiene, and addressing challenges during puberty. For more information click here.

2. Music Therapy Programs

Leveraging Dr. Krupesh’s expertise as one of the best music therapist of India as well as Gujarat state, the movement implements various music therapy projects tailored for different groups:

  • Music Therapy for Brain Re-wiring
  • Music Therapy for Balanced Life
  • Music Therapy for Stress Management
  • Music Therapy for Happy Periods
  • Music Therapy for Pregnancy and Menopause
  • Music Therapy for Corporates
  • Music Therapy for Students

These programs aim to improve mental and emotional health among children, students, teens, women, adults, and corporate professionals through the therapeutic power of music. For more information click here.

3. Health Camps

The movement organizes and executes health camps across the Kutch district, targeting areas with limited healthcare access. These camps provide essential services such as regular check-ups, counselling sessions, and education on preventive healthcare and hygiene. They are conducted at schools, colleges, old age homes, orphanages, and villages, ensuring comprehensive health support reaches underserved communities.

4. Health Education through Festival Approach

The movement employs a festive approach to healthcare education by integrating basic healthcare seminars and workshops into cultural celebrations. Events such as ‘Valentine’s Parv,’ ‘Maa Parv,’ ‘Women’s Parv,’ ‘Friendship Parv,’ ‘Ram Navami Parv,’ and ‘Gita Jayanti Parv’ are organized in schools, colleges, and other associations. This approach makes healthcare education engaging and culturally resonant, enhancing community participation and understanding.

5. Preventive Healthcare

The Preventive Healthcare project focuses on educating the community, particularly students in government and private schools and colleges, about preventive healthcare practices. This initiative includes conducting seminars, workshops, and lectures aimed at raising awareness about preventive measures that can improve overall health and well-being.


Our Team

Dr. Krupesh Thacker

Dr. Krupesh Thacker, a distinguished physician and music therapist, completed his MBBS at M.P Shah Medical College, Jamnagar, and pursued his Masters in Health Administration (MHA) at the University Of North Carolina At Charlotte, USA. Founder of Krup Music Therapy Clinic & Research Centre, he is renowned as one of India’s best music therapist, specializing in corporate and child music therapy in Gujarat. Dr. Krupesh’s pioneering research and clinical practice harness music’s therapeutic potential to enhance physical, emotional, and mental well-being, addressing conditions ranging from developmental disorders to stress and anxiety.


Dr. Pooja Thacker

Dr. Pooja Thacker, an esteemed music therapist and ayurvedic doctor, serves as Community Health Director at Give Vacha Foundation NGO. Co-founder of Krup Health and Krup Music Therapy Clinic & Research Centre, she integrates music therapy with ayurvedic principles to offer holistic healing solutions. She is recognized as the best ayurvedic doctor in Kutch. Dr. Pooja’s personalized treatment plans combine the therapeutic benefits of music with ayurvedic practices, addressing both physical and mental health needs.


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