To provide health-related services to all members of the community without prejudice and to treat each individual with respect and care so that our efforts lead to the improved health of the individual and the greater community at large.
Total Health Fairs 42
Total Participants 10,952
Total Labs 6,480
EKG 4,929
Glaucoma / vision Screening 1,510
Bone Mineral Density Screening 1,637
Audiogram 500
Volunteers 1,556
Nurses 406
Doctors 936
Bone Marrow Donors 200
Blood drive Units 44
Vascular Screening 95


The Sai Health Fair credo is simple: All people deserve the right to regular health screenings and health education. This right is not limited to those who can afford it.

The Sai Health Fair organization is ready to mobilize now, with expanded funding, to replicate its success for a wider community of people who need health screenings and cannot afford to pay for them. Income level and the ability to pay for health care should not condemn a person to a low "quality of life".


Every person's potential contribution to life is valuable. The Sai Heath Fair provides (1) quality and cost effective (most services are free; there is a nominal charge for a small group of certain testing related services) diagnostic services; (2) unprecedented access to health care specialists who provide valuable education and screening assistance without cumbersome red tape; and (3) a valuable network of philanthropic physicians who can help patients obtain the care they need without excessive delay when a health issue is identified.

Our medical volunteers embrace the maxim "Cure the patient today and Protect the community tomorrow." The regularity of our proposed schedule of Sai Health Fairs is a way for many, especially low income patients who might otherwise be forced to ignore their health needs to (1) undergo routine health exams; (2) seek medical treatments as necessary; (3) become more educated and aware of existing and potential health risks and issues; (4) adopt healthy habits to reduce future health risks.

It is our further desire to provide these services in an atmosphere that is caring, non-judgmental, and compassionate, thus encouraging the patient to participate, to be as open and honest as possible with regards to their health issues and habits, and to respond appropriately to the results of the examinations and screenings.

The principles adopted by Sai Health Fair are based on the commitment to approaching patients with an open mind, without regard to class, creed, race, religion, ethic origin, income or any other category associated with discriminatory practices.


Dr. K. Sujatha Reddy, a well-known Macon-Atlanta, Georgia-based Physician conceived and created Sai Health Fair Inc. Under her direction, it organizes two to three health fair camps each year in areas convenient to large groups of underprivileged people in the community.

The health fairs provide free medical consultation and laboratory tests to all those who attend and who are in need of them. A host of physicians representing as many as 20 various specialties normally attend each session. They are supported by other Para-medical professionals including nurses, technicians and other health care professionals.

The Health Fair is supported by pharmaceutical companies, community and faith-based organizations alike. It is organized and administered by volunteers and respected members from the community who have a heart-felt desire to serve the less fortunate, underprivileged and needy of our community.

The locations we have used have met the basic requirements for access by the community (ie. ample parking and access to public transportation).

The Sai Health Fair provides many valuable medical screenings and tests, including:
     * EKG
     * Bone Density Tests
     * Glaucoma Screenings
     * Blood Tests -(Basic quality comprehensive chemistry profile of blood tests with PSA, HBA1c, and sickle cell prep, a nominal fee of $15 per Participant is collected if they wish to have it done)
*Further, Diabetes and Nutritional education/information is provided as well as health counseling, and information on Homeopathic Medicine.


In the past, the Sai Health Fair programs have been supported by leaders of various local communities who generously donated the Locations for the Health Fairs. Unfortunately, such offers, as generous as they are, cannot begin to meet the needs we have already identified. To all our sponsors, past and present, we are deeply grateful for this initial support.

Over the years, Sai Health Fair has worked diligently to meet the demand for this valuable community service. Yet, in spite of generous donations of resources and time by our core supporters, given the ever-increasing need, we currently cannot accommodate all the requests we receive.

As news of our program continues to spread throughout the area, we are receiving requests for health fairs in specific neighborhoods, particularly those with increasingly poorer populations, or hard hit by neglect or overlooked by government programs.


The Fairs encourage philanthropic activity on the community level and teach the value of coming forward to help others and make a difference in their lives. During this time of transition in the U.S. healthcare system, huge gaps exist in care that acutely affect certain segments of our communities. Such groups, most notably the elderly, the poor, single parents and their small children, those who cannot afford health insurance, and others rely on community outreach as a lifeline to basic needs, in spite of government programs already in existence that often fall short of their goal of helping these groups. Moreover, other segments, including migrant populations, either ignore potentially significant health issues which can threaten the community at large if undetected or unaddressed, or in some instances, turn to an already overburdened hospital system which often simply does not have the resources or time to provide the broad range of screenings and tests offered by Sai Health Fair. Simply put, for these groups, Sai Health Fair may offer their only opportunity for adequate health care.


Fortunately, with the advance in Science and Technology it is possible to bring these advances to the very doorsteps of suffering patients who simply do not deserve to be neglected. With that said, the Sai Health Fairs are in desperate need for grants and supplemental funding to support this humane cause. The Sai Health Fair has an exemplary record of success in targeting needy patients who are otherwise neglected by the “system”.

For example, many markers for early detection of various cancers have been disclosed to patients, giving them precious time to obtain treatment that can save their lives or keep a condition from becoming chronic and life threatening. How much is that worth to a person who has a chance to obtain life saving treatment? The Sai Health Fair single-handedly took the first step on its own, through personal appeals to physicians and health care providers requesting they donate their services and equipment for free. This action was taken very quietly and with private resources out of a shared desire to help others without any thought of personal gain and personal reward.


Dr. Reddy personally screens each volunteer for the Sai Health Fair to find the right people who possess the right mindset, heartfelt desire to serve others and who also have the right experience to help in this community outreach. By selecting the right individuals, our programs have been resounding successes. Thankfully, our base of volunteers is growing. Further, many volunteers return to work again and again on the Fairs.

Nonetheless, with every Fair the demand exceeds the supply, resulting in some patients not receiving the care they need. That is why it is so crucial to expand the program. Once a patient attends a Sai Health Fair, it is very likely he or she will return again, (the return rate is near 100%) and additional screening can be invaluable for such patients.


The Sai Health Fair can work as a valuable partner with other government programs to help “fill in the gaps” in screening and wellness assessments that lead to early intervention. It is widely documented that for those on low and fixed income, the most important health care programs are early screenings and treatment to avoid costly chronic care that could have been avoided by early detection and intervention.

Some common examples of conditions where early detection is key to high odds of successful treatment are Prostrate cancer (PSA), Diabetes, High Cholesterol/Heart Disease and Hypertension (high blood pressure). Tests for each of these conditions are among the offerings of the Sai Health Fair. Hence, early on in the program an effort was made to screen for the "silent" conditions that can be devastating if left undetected and untreated. It is well-established fact that low-income patients wait until symptoms appear before seeking treatment, often reducing the chances of successful treatment. The comparatively smaller investment of time, effort and expense in early detection can save millions of dollars later and provide many with a potentially healthier outcome.


Sai Health Fair organized its Inaugural Health Fair in July 2002 and its Second Health Fair was conducted the followiug September. Since then it has been conducting fairs regularly, approximately two per year. By the end of 2008, a total of Eighteen (18) health Fairs have been conducted in the community, with thousands of people receiving much needed care.

Beginning in 2006, Sai Health Fair Inc. began to coordinate its Health Fairs in conjunction with certain important calendar events. Not only does this increase the likelihood of patients and participants remembering the date, but certain dates reinforce Sai Health Fairs underlying theme of service to the community. Thus, from certain religious holidays, to dates marking the lives of historical figures known to have a community service mentality, to common holidays with personal significance, Sai Health Fairs utilitize every approach to ensure the maximum service to the community through increased community awareness and resulting attendance.

For example: In addition to conducting a camp on April 8th 2006 another Health Fair was conducted on Mother's Day -May 13th).

In the Silver Jubilee Celebration of TAMA Health Fair was held on June17, 06. A two day Fair was held on September 16, and 17, 2006 to celebrate Father's Day. In the year 2007, however, due to increasing popularity and awareness and demand it conducted Bone Mineral Density Screening Fairs to Osteoporosis patients, at the Hindu Temple, Riverdale, Atlanta on January 1st, at the Emory University Medical Students Health Fair on February 17th and one more camp was held on March 24th, 2007 hosted by Maharastra Mandal of Atlanta.

All the health fairs are well attended. Over 300 patients belonging to Metropolis Atlanta from different nationalities and culture attended the last Health Fair held at Riverdale Temple and received free medical consultations and test services. On Mothers Day Health fair was held on May 12, 07 and also to honor the Life & Legacy of Mahatma Gandhi .

Seizing the opportunity the organizers reminded the community the philosophies of Non-violence, Selfless. Community Service and Promoting Social Justice. As advocated by Mahatma Gandhi on His 138th Birth Anniversary and as promoted by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

As a tribute to the veterans who gave their lives for this country Sai Health Fair Inc. organized a Health Camp on September 29th 2007.

Budget Planning and Operating costs:

The sincere desire of the organizers is to continue to plan and hold at least two health fairs each year. The Organizers also hope that there will be continuous and enhanced support forthcoming from the committed individuals and medical community for donating their time, services, material and money and also from pharmaceutical companies.

We hope that corporate donations will also be coming in a big way which may encourage us to hold three health fairs in a year to facilitate more members of the community to avail the benefits. Methodology and Evaluation: In order to encourage low income people to use the free services, Community malls, schools and churches were chosen as the venues because of free parking and access by public transportation.

The fairs have proven to be a vehicle of social service and welfare and have provided an outreach of medical services, at no cost to the general public. Vulnerable sections of the society especially physically challenged, elderly, needy and neglected members of the society are targeted.

Participants both with or without health insurance, Medicaid or Medicare and others have had an invaluable opportunity to receive medical screenings at no cost and have early detection and intervention for chronic and life-threatening conditions of which they were entirely unaware. It is a special boon to the many among us such as (1) those without medical insurance, (2) those who can only afford health insurance with high deductibles ($3,000, $5,000 or $10,000 deductibles), (3) those with coverage from managed care companies with restrictions, (4) those who are victimized by the high costs of laboratory tests or fearful of having their insurance canceled due to the disclosure of certain health conditions (i.e., HIV) (5) those discouraged by long waiting times and arbitrary exclusion from seeking the advice of specialists by substandard health insurance plans, and (6) those afraid of incurring the high fees of using the emergency room for routine "non-emergency" evaluations and screenings and who wait until they are truly deemed "critically ill" to get any kind of care for themselves.

All who participate in the health fairs have equal access to quality medical evaluation, advice, and basic treatment regardless of race, sex, age, religion, and socioeconomic status. Sai Health Fairs organizers actively seek feedback from patients and attending physicians to improve our quality of care and management.