Society for Education Action and Research in Community Health
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Society for Education Action and Research in Community health (SEARCH), is an Non Governmental Organization in Gadchiroli, Maharashtra, India, which works in the field of rural health services and research. It was founded by Dr. Abhay and Rani Bang in 1985.
Domain of work
SEARCH has its domain of work in the following areas.
- Home Based Neonatal Care
- SEARCH’s strategy to curb infant deaths relies on training community health workers to diagnose and treat newborn diseases and has been dramatically successful in reducing IMR. Over a span of 15 years, SEARCH has been able to reduce IMR in its intervention area by 75% to around 30, by providing home-based newborn care (HBNC).
- Woman health/men health
- De addiction
- Surgery camps
Go to the people, Live among them, Love them, Listen to them, Learn from them, Begin with what they know, Build up on what they have. 
Search has many publications in many medical journals. Below is a list of few of the publications.
- Reduction in Pneumonia mortality and total childhood mortality by means of community-based intervention trial in Gadchiroli -India 28 July 1990 - Lancet
- Diagnosis of causes of childhood deaths in developing countries by Verbal Autopsy: Suggested Criteria
- Effect of home-based neonatal care and management of sepsis on neonatal mortality: field trial in rural India
- Neonates in Gadchiroli - Field trial of HBNC in India (1993-2003)
- Child Mortality in Maharashtra
- 17 Apr 2012Pramit Bhattacharya, www.livermint.com Gadchiroli’s trudging doctors spell hope(Accessed on 17 April 2012)
- Pramit Bhattacharya, Hindustan Times Mumbai, April 17, 2012Gadchiroli's trudging doctors spell hope Hindustan Times (Accessed on 17 Apr 2012)