IBAM has played a pioneering role in imparting holistic health education in India through a variety of courses leading to the award of diploma, degree and post-graduate degree certificates through regular classes and distance education programs. They are a rich storehouse of rare material on alternative medicines. Their philosophy of holism, encompassing Peace and unity amongst mankind, leads them into many Peacebuilding activities.
IBAM tries its best to alleviate the suffering of those who do not have access to health care facilities by regularly organizing charitable clinics and camps. Free distribution of medicines and necessities amongst slum dwellers and rendering of assistance, both in cash and kind, to victims of flood, famine, fire and other calamities caused by man and nature are undertaken with enthusiasm and compassion. The Board’s latest social welfare project is its free mobile treatment unit which traverses the country providing medicine and basic treatment facilities to the needy in rural and remote areas.
Conferences organized by the Board are occasions at which leading alternative medical luminaries assemble under one roof. Since 1991, the Board has successfully organized six international and twelve national conferences, whose participants include eminent practitioners, doctors and health workers from all over India and the world. The conferences have been supported by the UN, WHO, UNESCO, as well as international personalities such as the Dalai Lama, Mother Teresa, and the President of India.
IBAM is scheduled to hold its 7th international Congress on the occasion of World AIDS Day 1-2 December 1999 at the 5-star Taj Bengal Hotel in Calcutta.