Paschim Banga Vigyan Mancha is engaged in people's health movement since its inception. Our conception of health planning is 'People's Health in People's Hand.' All components of health i.e. Preventive, Promotive, Curative, Rehabilitative health care activities come under our perview. Physical, Occupational, Environmental, Mental, & Social health come under our ambit. For this we follow 'Bottom Up' approach. This includes, people should be empowered to identify their own health problems, analyze the situation, given proper scientific knowledge to plan for solutions, prioritize the needs, implement them by integration of different resources available, target oriented programme initiation, evaluation the status after a specified period, dissemination of experience with People, modifying the programme as per result. Thus people can share their experience with others, & become 'Self Reliant.' We plan the guidelines of the programme centrally, but implement them on the basis of local situation.
PBVM has taken up problems of social & environmental prevention of vector borne diseases, especially mosquito borne diseases, emphasizing on Malaria, Dengue, Chickengunia infections, Bird Flue, water borne diseases like Diarrhea, Arsenicosis, Flurosis etc. PBVM has taken progamme for intervention of Arsenicosis, Flurosis and silicosis affected people. PBVM engaged in massive campaign on mother and child health & breast feeding and general health care & health care system throughout the state.
Jana Swasthya Chetana Prasar Samonnyay Committee was formed at State level & District Levels with the initiative of PBVM, involving many Health Organizations, Mass Organizations, professional organizations & Voluntary Organizations on the basis of 'Self Funding.' The first 'National Health Assembly' was organized at Yuva Bharati Krirangan on 30th Nov to 2nd Dec, 2000. More than 2000 delegates form 160 health organization, spread all over India had participated in the 'National Health Assembly'.
Under the banner of Jana Swasthya Chetana Prasar Samonnyay Committee representatives of PBVM had actively participated with large delegation in 1st 'World People's Health Assembly' on December, 2000 at Dhaka, Bangla Desh. Since then the main task of PBVM in health field is as stated above. We also participated in 4th 'World People's Health Assembly' on November 2018 at Dhaka, Bangla Desh. Now we planned to revive the state coordination between the organizations to form the state chapter of Jana Swasthya Abhijan.