SEARCH (Society for Education Action and Research in Community Health) is an NGO, duly registered under the laws of the state of Maharashtra, India. Its work is guided by the Gandhian philosophy of ethical coexistence, non violence and the desired self sufficiency of the rural population. It was
founded by Drs Abhay and Rani Bang, who are its directors, since 1986, the year of establishment of SEARCH.
Its mission is to develop scalable models of community empowering, community based health interventions by conducting research locally with a view to be applicable globally, especially in the developing countries of the world.