Centre for Community Health Research (CCHR) was established in 1997. CCHR is a voluntary, no-profit, research organization registered under the Charitable Societies Registration Acts 1955/12 of Travancore-Cochin (Government of Kerala) for Scientific and Cultural Organisations. The register number of the organisation is Q-1107/1998. Since 1997, the Centre has been working in the sector of WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Education) with an objective on self-reliant community.

At the beginning, the organisation comprises a group of young scientists from academies and universities in Kerala. Based on the experience from KRPLLD (Kerala Research Programme on Local Level Development) funded by the Director General of International Co-operation of the Government of The Netherlands, CCHR takes the stock of the situation to disseminates research findings to the grass-root level for a self-reliant community. The basic philosophy of the organisation is to disseminate such types of academic/innovative research findings to the benefit of the people through local level developments.

Director Board Members

1. Prof. Philip George

Pallikkal Nikunjam,

Thalachira. P.O.,

Kottarakara, Kollam (Dist.)

Kerala- 691 546 ;

Mob: 09947629580

2. Mr. K.O.Rajukutty

Tottathil, Karickom-P.O.,

Kottarakara -691531


E-mail: rajukuttyko@gmail.com

3. Rajan George

Raj bhavan, Perumkuzhi,

Vettikavala- 691 538,

Kottarakara, Kollam (Dist.)

Mob: 09946422011

4. Adv. K.Alexander

Sadanathil bungalow

New subin Villa, #287, Vettikavala

Kottarakara, Kollam (Dist.)

Tel: 0474 2402458; Mob: 09446551933

E-mail: alexsubin@gmail.com

5. Yohannankutty

Panthaplavil Veedu, Thalachira-691 546

Kollam (Dist.)

Mob: 09447995088

E-mail: artistgeo.thalachira220@gmail.com

6. Adv.Alex Mathew

Kurakar House, Pulamon



7. Prof. (Dr.) Roy Kunjappy

Sadanathil bungalow, House No.484

Vettikavala ,Kottarakara,

Kerala- 691 538,

Tel: 0474 2403358

Mob: 09847282833

E-Mail: roycchrindia@gmail.com



1998: Project on “ Drinking water quality and health implications in Kollam (Kerala) funded by DGIS of The Netherlands Government via CDS (Centre forDevelopment Studies), Thiruvanathapuram under KRPLLD ( Kerala Research Programmme on Local Level Development).




2008: Anchoring Organisation of FANSA (Freshwater Action Network South Asia), Kerala Chapter.


2010: Stakeholder Organization of the SACOSAN-IV People’s Perspective Research Study (India)-WSSCC/WaterAid/FANSA


2013:Project funded by World Water Council (WWC) on “Children are agents of change on WASH in Schools in Kerala (India)


2013:WinS Leadership progrmme of UNICEF, New Delhi


2015: Stakeholder of 7th World Water Forum-2015, Dague, South Korea


 2016 Organisation registered under FCRA ( Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 2010) of Government of India


 2017: Partner Organization of Sensitise to Sanitation (S2S) Coalition network, India.


 2018: Convening Organisation of a Session entitled “Safe water and Public Health” at the 8th World Water Forum-2018, Brasilia, Brazil.