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Dr Nita Mukherjee describes the efforts of an NGO in improving healthcare in slums
When a medical doctor leaves a lucrative practice and settles in the voluntary sector, it speaks of his passion and commitment to medical care. Dr Siddharth Agarwal, executive director, Urban Health Resource Centre (UHRC), is among the few who did just that. He strongly believes that health parameters of the...
Dr Nita Mukherjee describes the AEIOU of fighting ostracism
Sasakawa India Leprosy Foundation (SILF) was set up in November 2006 at Delhi as a charitable trust to infuse dignity and meaning into the lives of those affected by leprosy. Its credo is -- A: acceptance; E: education; I: income generation; O: Opportunities; and U: upliftment. While India has made strides in the past few decades in...
Dr Nita Mukherjee describes a Mumbai NGO that provides more than sneha
When Dr Armida Fernandez, former Dean of Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital (better known as Sion Hospital), Mumbai, founded an NGO in 1999, she aptly called it Sneha -- affection. It is an acronym for Society for Nutrition, Education and Health Action. Its objective is to improve the health of vulnerable women and...