The society was formed in the aftermath of Cholera Epidemic in City of Delhi in the year 1988. It began with some faculty members and students of Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC) coming together in voluntary capacity to strengthen the health outreach activities in the squatter settlements of city of Delhi adjoining Yamuna River in Delhi in the year 1986. The regular outreach programmes in these bastees for the mother and children helped us to develop clarity and gave use essential lessons in managing a community outreach program for the urban poor. The society also made a proposal to the Government of Delhi for improving access to health care to JJ clusters in the city of Delhi.The members of the society subsequently worked in the year 1991-92 with government of Delhi for the preparation of India Population Project funded by the World Bank (IPP-8) and undertaking the pre-project studies and training programs in the slums of Delhi.The IPP-8 was operationalised in 1995 and came to a close in 2002. Since the year 1993 the SACH has been working, more as a “group for exchange of ideas and brainstorming”. The members of society have been active in their individual capacities in their respective fields and met off and on. Some small initiatives have been underway. Advice and support have been rendered to other NGOs in Delhi, U.P., Bihar and Madhya Pradesh, from time to time.