The Health Education Division has been playing a crucial role in improving the overall health status of Tibetans living in exile by creating awareness about health issues since its inception in the mid-eighties. Special focus is paid on increasing the knowledge of general public regarding prevention of communicable diseases like Tuberculosis, Hepatitis B, and HIV/AIDS etc. It is mainly responsible for designing, publication and distribution of health education materials like posters, pamphlets, brochures and videos. It also regularly conducts various culturally relevant and evidence based awareness campaigns in different Tibetan schools, settlements and monasteries.
Marking Important Health Days, like the World’s TB Day, Hepatitis B, HIV/AIDS Day, in all Tibetan settlements is a major responsibility of this Division. It also provides funding to all the health centers and schools to organize such events. It provides training and workshops to community health workers and general public regarding disease prevention and health promotion activities. As of March 2013, a series of brochures on reproductive cancers is being specifically designed for future women health training programs. This division thus plays a significant role in promoting health awareness among the Tibetan population living across Indian and Nepal.