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SNEHA-INDIA started in 1994 as a small group of doctors and scientists interested in the possible link between India’s high rates of heart disease and diabetes and poor growth in early life. We became a registered charitable organisation in 1998. Our central office is in Mumbai. Our name SNEHA is a Hindi word meaning ‘love’ or ‘affection’. We intend this to convey the love and affiliation between a mother and her baby. The letters also spell out the essence of our objectives : Society for Natal Effects on Health in Adult life. This reflects our concern about the poor state of nutrition of many women and girls (future mothers) in our country, and its downstream effects : low birthweight, poor childhood growth and, we believe, unnecessarily high rates of adult disease. All mothers want to nourish their babies, in the fullest sense of the word. Our goal is that they have the knowledge and opportunity to do so. Read More

Our Overall Goals

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Healthy and well informed mother, well grown babies and children and an adult population free from diseases Read More

Scientific Background

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Did you know that your health as a fetus and newborn baby plays an important part in deciding your lifespan and adult Health?

Ongoing Research


Check this link to find out about our Ongoing Research.