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According to the World Health Organization, tuberculosis or TB remains one of the world’s deadliest infectious killers as each day, over 4,100 people lose their lives to it and close to 28,000 people fall ill with this preventable and curable disease. It is the 13th leading cause of death and the second leading infectious killer after Covid-19 (above HIV/AIDS) and is caused by bacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) that most often affect the lungs. About one-quarter of the world’s population has a TB infection, which means people have been infected by TB bacteria but are not (yet) ill with the disease and cannot transmit it.
Deepak Foundation is partnering with various governments and corporates to achieve the target of elimination of TB by the year 2025. The Foundation is working as a Patient Provider Support Agency (PPSA) partner to Government of Madhya Pradesh, providing its services in 21 districts of the three divisions of Gwalior, Sagar and Jabalpur. The Foundation is also operationalizing Designated Microscopy Centres in Jharkhand. The Foundation is working with various corporates in screening and case finding activities across various states.
Ms. Archana Joshi is the Director of Deepak Foundation, a registered civil society organization established in 1982.
Her expertise is in the areas of designing projects aimed at achieving sustainable development goals and developing systems for monitoring and evaluation in various development sectors such as public health & nutrition, women’s empowerment, education, skills building & livelihood, disability & special needs and providing disaster relief and rehabilitation. Her major focus is on developing and implementing evidence based intervention research projects. As the Head of the Foundation, she has been instrumental in:
She is a member of the Ethics Committee Technical Review Committee of various academic institutions. She is a member of Internal Complaints Committee on Prevention of Sexual Harassment (POSH) as well as the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) in various Companies and Institutes. She is the fellows of Aspire Circle, a not-for-profit forum that promotes social leadership in India through Fellowships and Research with the purpose of building India’s foremost Social Leadership forum (http://aspirecircle.org/fellows/). She was a member of the World Bank – Health, Nutrition and Population Civil Society Consultative Group (WB-HNP CSCG) from 2013-16. Her research papers are published in several international journals and conference proceedings.
The Foundation is committed to contributing its share in social development with compliance to the statutory and regulatory requirements, wherever applicable. We are committed to quality, integrity and excellence in all areas of social services. We pledge to monitor our performance as an on-going activity and strive for continual improvement.
Hailing from Anjar Bhuj, Gujarat, Naki Rabari completed her graduation from GMN Nursing College in Lakhond Bhuj in 2017. She joined the Certificate Course for Community Health run by Deepak Foundation.
Despite being a mother of a10-month-old baby, Naki decided to pursue the course. Her grit and confidence never stopped her from completing the course. She was facing family-related problems when she had to miss a few classes. She gradually covered the course with the help of her batchmates and teaching faculty. On completion of the course, she is posted at the Community Health Office in Anjar taluka. She is the first woman from her village who took the plunge of enrolling in six months course, leaving behind her infant child with her parents.
11-year-old Sameer Rathodiya (name changed), native of Por village, Vadodara district has been addicted to tobacco chewing ever since he was 5-year-old. A student of class 5, lives Navinanagri slums where major percent of the population are daily wagers. Mahesh started chewing Tobacco when he was 5-year-old. Deepak foundation works in collaboration with Godrej (Cartiny) in this area for women empowerment and child life skill development. The Foundation conducts awareness and counselling sessions for adolescents and young adults for their development, education health, nutrition, hygiene (WASH), environment issues, life-skills and various career options. Through Deepak Foundation’s intervention, counselling of more than 70 childrens.
250 beneficiaries provided with masks through Mobile Health Units
807 families supported through dry ration kits & hygiene supplies in Bharuch & Chhota Udepur district of Gujarat
1255 vulnerable population such as migrants, truckers, senior citizen provided with hot cooked meals in Vadodara and Panchmahal district, Gujarat
2380 masks, 264 protective suits provided to the COVID-19 warriors (health functionaries), 300 PPE provided to K G P Children Hospital, Vadodara
2955 masks prepared by SHG women trained by the Foundation earning total income of Rs.25760 during the lockdown
20,000 gloves supply facilitated to the Gujarat Medical Service Corporation and 10,000 latex gloves provided to Narmada district administration to mitigate supply shortage in public health delivery system
Samaj Suraksha Sankul is a Public Private Partnership (PPP) between Deepak Foundation and Department of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of Gujarat, under which Deepak Foundation is undertaking the operations and management of the Institute. Sankul is a residential and support institute for visually impaired, physically challenged, and orphans with a school for visually impaired. Our goal is to rehabilitate children with special needs and enable them to live a life of dignity and independence.
Jeevan project focused on non-formal preschool education, nutritional food supplements, health and nutritional checkups, and referral to public health centers for medical care Jeevan project focused on non-formal preschool education, nutritional food supplements, health and nutritional checkups, and referral to public health centers for medical care
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