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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...
Dr Nita Mukherjee describes the Setu experiment in Kutch
The concept of a Setu Centre, which could facilitate relief and rehabilitation of the earthquake-affected communities, emerged from the chaos and distress of the earthquake that struck Gujarat on 26 January 2001. Literally, within three days of the disaster, it became crystal clear that it was not enough for NGOs to network; it is...
Dr Nita Mukherjee describes a medical research NGO that focuses on
Dr NH Antia -- the legendary plastic surgeon who did pioneering research on nerve damage caused by leprosy -- had two beacons for the Foundation for Medical Research (FMR) which he set up in 1975. One, demystify medicine for the common man; and, two, focus medical research on non-glamorous diseases which have huge...