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Cancer Aid Society

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Cancer Aid Society, is an ISO 9001 NGO is working across India since 1987 on prevention of Cancer, other NCDs, Tobacco and Pain & Palliative Care across India. Goal No. 3 of SDGs 2030 “Good Health and Well Being” has been targeted by us through Advocacy & Awareness. Under “Good Health” we campaign on preventive health and on “Well Being” we focus on Palliative Care owning offices at Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Head Office Lucknow. We are in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council since 2012, Associate Department of Global Communication of United Nations since 2019 and Registered Participant of World Health Organisation’s Global Coordination Mechanism on Non Communicable Diseases. We have earned several Recognition’s viz. Best Cancer Awareness NGO/ Program, Best NGO in Health Care, Best Award for Cancer Prevention & many more. Our International participation involves 2011 High Level Meeting on NCDs & 2014 Review Meeting at United Nations, Dialogues under WHO’s GCM/NCD in April 2015 & November 2015 at Geneva, in 2016 at Mauritius, in 2017 NCD Global Conference at Uruguay, in 2019 Global Meeting on SDGs 3.4 on NCDs & Mental Health at Oman etc.We organize trainings in Palliative Care, Pain Management, availability & use of Oral Morphine, quality of life and death. We assist terminally ill patients and families through counselling, guidance, moral support, referral services for treatment and palliative care centers and have a Helpline No. 9335166600. Keeping up with the ages old adage “Prevention is better than cure” we organize awareness campaigns in thousands of Institutions mobilizing about a million Volunteers every year generating awareness among twenty million of people all over India through campaigns on the harmful effects of Tobacco including Passive Smoking, Alcohol, Drugs, Obesity, Carcinogens, Pollution of Air, Water & Land along with the benefits of Healthy Lifestyle such as Balanced Diet rich in antioxidants & roughage, Physical Activity/ Exercise, Clean drinking Water, Genital and Personal Hygiene along with symptoms of Cancer for early detection and treatment etc.Thus we inculcate healthy lifestyle and groom our future generation early when they are most vulnerable as well as receptive and in the process of developing habits. Students generate awareness among the community multiplying awareness manifold improving their overall health. Presently 80% cancer patients reach the doctors in the incurable stages where we lose precious human lives as well as resources leading to financial breakdown of families which can be prevented through health education by pamphlets published in 12 Indian Languages along with pictorial illustrations through one-to-one contact, thus generating a high level awareness among the large section of population reducing mortality caused by tobacco, non-communicable diseases (Heart Attacks, Respiratory and Diabetics) and early symptoms of Cancer when it is curable at lesser costs specifically Cancer which is the Second leading cause of Death World Wide. Other activities involve declaring thousands of institutions as Tobacco Free Zones, organizing Rallies, Conferences, Workshops, Trainings etc. We have successfully executed projects for on Palliative Care, Cancer Pain Policy, Availability of Oral Morphine, establishment of Homeopathic Dispensary, organizing rural Camps, Telemedicine vehicle etc.We declared 8th December as NCD Awareness Day to integrate all the Non Communicable Diseases and Instituted INR 100,000/- Rupee International Awards for the residents of SAARC Countries on Palliative Care, Tobacco Control & Cancer and NCD Control.


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Dr. Piyush GuptaSecretary & Principal Executive Officer, Cancer Aid Society IndiaVice President, Cancer Aid Society USABSc, PGDIRPM, LLB, MA, Fellowship in Palliative Care, PhDFellow National Cancer Institute USA +91 9335166600 piyushgupta@canceraidsocietyindia.orgSecretary, National Association of Palliative Care for AYUSH & Integrative MedicineExecutive Board Member SEARO, Framework Convention Alliance SwitzerlandExecutive Board Member, Students Association of Palliative Care, IndiaExecutive Board Member, Fight Cancer Global USA, Global Initiative against CancerExecutive Committee Member, Tele-Oncology Project with SGPGIMS LucknowMember International Association of Hospice and Palliative Care USA Member Indian Association of Palliative Care IndiaMember National Blue Print on NCDs “Sankalp-Disha Swastha Bharat Ki” Member Partnership for Chronic Disease USAMember Cancer Control Committee, Govt. of Delhi, IndiaMember Civil Societies Group Tobacco Control Committee, Govt. of Delhi, IndiaMember Tobacco Control Committee, Govt. of U.P. IndiaMember Health Partners Forum (Technical Support Group) Govt. of U.P. IndiaProfile Summary: Over 3 decades of experience with NGO & Civil Society Movements. Founder Secretary since 1987 & Principal Executive Officer since 2000 at Cancer Aid Society, an ISO 9001 NGO in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council since 2012 and Registered Participant of World Health Organisation's Global Coordination Mechanism on Non Communicable Diseases. Represented Country in 2011 High Level Meeting on NCDs & 2014 Review Meeting at United Nations along with the Dialogues under WHO’s GCM/NCD in April and November 2015 at Geneva and several National & International Conferences. Received “Jewel of India” Award, Best Cancer Awareness NGO/ Program, Best NGO in Health Care, NGO Leadership Award, Best Award for Cancer Prevention, & many more for self and Organisation along with Cancer Prevention Fellowship from National Cancer Institute USA along with several International Scholarships. Completed PhD titled “Cancer a Sociological Encounter” from Lucknow University and designed website and published over 100 Copyright documents including 24 Booklets on different types of Cancer. Since 1987 he is engaged in Advocacy & Prevention of Cancer, NCDs, Tobacco, Palliative Care and Civil Society movements across Globe and India. Speaker in over 30 National & International Conferences and Workshops, Organizer of over 50 trainings for the Social Workers and gave hundreds of Awareness Lectures within the Community. Awareness campaigns are organized in thousands of institutions mobilizing 0.7 million Volunteers annually generating awareness among twenty-million people in line with Goal-3 of SDGs-2030 Good Health and Well Being”. Instituted International Awards for SAARC Countries on Palliative Care and Tobacco Control. On 7/11/2001 got Postal Stamp released on Cancer Awareness which is now observed as Cancer Awareness Day. During Silver Jubilee Special Cover was released on 8/12/2012 and next year it was declared as NCD Awareness Day. Actively contributed to the promulgation of anti-tobacco legislation COTPA in 2003 and its amendment in 2018 through comments on questions raised by the Parliamentary Committee. Member of GOI Committee suggesting changes in Narcotics Act for improving Palliative Care and availability of Medicinal Opioids like Oral Morphine. AcademicBSc, PGDIRPM, LLB, MA, Fellowship in Palliative Care, PhDFellow National Cancer Institute USA • Master Course on Using the law and policymaking to promote cancer prevention and control, at WCC Kuala Lumpur 2018. • Cancer Prevention Fellowship of National Cancer Institute, NIH USA 2017 under J1 Visa.• Master Course on Cancer control planning and implementation, NCI at WCC Paris 2016• Certificate in Palliative Medicine at Cipla Palliative Care Foundation, Pune 2008• American Cancer Society University Advanced Training in Cancer Pain Policy, Delhi 2007• American Cancer Society University International Leaders Training on Cancer Control at Washington DC USA in 2006.• American Cancer Society University Indian Leaders Training on Cancer Control at Chennai 2005• Foundation Course on Palliative Care at IRCH, AIIMS, New Delhi in 2004• WHO Workshop and Training Program for Cancer Screening and Awareness at IRCH, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi in 2001 • Advanced Training in Computer Hardware and Software at Delhi 1987Awards & Honors: Recipient of several awards for the self and Organisation: • BWW Inspire Awards 2018-19 on Health & Wellness at Lucknow.• Best Award for Cancer Prevention at National Awards for Excellence in NGOs 2018 at Bangalore.• Gaurav Samman in August 2018 at Mumbai.• International NGO Excellence Award 2018 at Thailand.• Cancer Prevention Fellowship awarded by National Cancer Institute, Government of USA.• NGO Leadership Award 2017 at Hotel Taj Lucknow India.• Recipient of “Jewel of India” at New Delhi in 2017.• Awarded “Vijay Rattan Gold Medal” at New Delhi in 2017.• Top rated NGO at Great Non Profits 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016.• Awarded “Best NGO in Healthcare” by UBM in Mumbai 2015.• Finalist in AmeriCares Spirit of Humanity Awards 2013, 2014.• Awarded “Best Cancer Awareness Program / NGO” out of 165 NGOs 2013 at Tata Memorial Hospital Mumbai in 2013. • Awarded best NGO in Health Care at SAMAAGAM – IIM Lucknow in 2011.Participation:International• World Cancer Congress 2018 at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia• Master Course on Using the law and policymaking to promote cancer prevention and control, at WCC Kuala Lumpur 2018• Master Course on Cancer control planning and implementation, NCI at WCC Paris 2016• 12th Asia Pacific Conference on Tobacco or Health 2018 at Bali, Indonesia• 3rd International ICPCN Conference 2018 Durban, South Africa• International NGO Excellence Award 2018 at Bangkok, Thailand• International Cancer Prevention Fellowship in 2017 by National Cancer Institute at USA.• Participation in COP7 - FCTC at Greater Noida in November 2016• Presenter at World Cancer Congress, Paris France 2016• Co-chair and Speaker at the International Conference on HPV 2016 Chicago USA• Participated in the Dialogues on NCDs under Global Coordination Mechanism of World Health Organisation Headquarters Geneva in November 2015• Participated in the Dialogues on NCDs under Global Coordination Mechanism of World Health Organisation Headquarters Geneva in April 2015• Participated in Review Meeting on NCDs in furtherance of High Level Meeting of United Nations Headquarters New York in 2014• Participated in the High Level meeting for the control of Non communicable Diseases at United Nations General Assembly New York in 2011 • American Cancer Society University International Leaders Training on Cancer Control at Washington DC USA in 2006.• Scholar World Conference on Tobacco or Health at Washington DC USA in 2006• Fellow World Cancer Congress Washington DC USA in 2006National• Active participation in the International Conferences of Indian Association of Palliative Care successively in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019.• Organised National Workshop on Ayush Interventions in Palliative Care 2017 inaugurated by His Excellency the Governor of Uttar Pradesh.• Organised National Workshop on Role of Spirituality in Palliative Care 2016 inaugurated by His Excellency the Governor of Uttar Pradesh.• Organised Workshop on Cancer Cervix on the occasion of World Cancer Day 2016 inaugurated by His Excellency the Governor of Uttar Pradesh who also launched NCD Globe.• Launching of NCD Express by His Excellency the Governor of Uttar Pradesh on NCD Awareness Day in 2015.• Panelist on “Facing our Future – Countering Non Communicable Diseases” of Partnership for Chronic Disease USA since 2014.• Organiser Palliative Care Workshop at Guwahati Medical College and Hospital on 7th November 2014.• Presentation and Winner "Best Cancer Awareness NGO/ Program" in Can India Conclave in which 165 NGOs participated at Tata Memorial Hospital Mumbai in December 2013. • Presentation in International Palliative Care Network Lecture Series 2013.• Presentation accepted on "Coordination, programme and other questions: Tobacco or health" in 2013 ECOSOC Substantive Session for 19 July at the United Nations Palais des Nations in Geneva.• Faculty for the 2 Days Certificate Course of IAPC organised by SGPGIMS.• Presentation and Finalist "Oncology Service" in Americares Spirit of Humanity Award at Mumbai in April 2013.• Honorary mention for the Presentation in International Palliative Care Network Lecture Series 2012.• Organised Press Conference on the occasion of World Hospice and Palliative Care Day October 2012.• Organiser Palliative Care Workshop at Rural Institute of Medical Sciences Safai in Collaboration with SGPGIMS on 13th September 2012.• Organiser Palliative Care Workshop at Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital Lucknow in Collaboration with SGPGIMS on 8th September 2012.• Organiser & Speaker Palliative Care Workshop at Hotel Bliss Kanpur in Collaboration with GSVM Medical College Kanpur 7th of January, 2012.• Organiser & Speaker Palliative Care Workshop at Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal on 12th of September, 2011.• Organiser & Speaker Palliative Care Workshop at Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, Ranchi on 26/03/11.• Organising Secretary of the 18th International Conference of Indian Association of Palliative Care held from 11th to 13th of February 2011 at SGPGIMS & Pre Conference workshop on 10th at CSMMU, Lucknow.• Organiser & Speaker Palliative Care Workshop at Raipur Medical College on October 30th, 2010.• Organiser & Speaker Palliative Care Workshop at Patna Medical College on October 23rd, 2010.• Organised a five day Toolkit Training in Palliative Care from 21st to 25th June 2010 at SGPGIMS Lucknow where over 40 participants including Doctors, Nurses and Social Workers were trained on the various aspects of Palliative Care in Collaboration with Cairdeas International and Palliative Care Partnership UK.• Organiser & Speaker Palliative Care Workshop at BRD Medical College, Gorakhpur on 16/12/09.• Organiser & Speaker “Care beyond Cure” at Cancer Institute, Chennai on 18th July 2009.• Organiser & Speaker, “Review Meeting on Palliative Care in UP” at SGPGIMS Lucknow on 10th February 2009 Chaired by Mr. David Joranson Director WHOCC PPSG, University of Wisconsin USA.• Organiser & Speaker, “Addressing Palliative Care through Improved Cancer Pain Policy” under the Project of American Cancer Society held at CSM Medical University (formerly KGMC) Lucknow on December 1st 2007, .LLRM Medical College Meerut on April 26th 2008, GSVM Medical College Kanpur on August 2nd 2008, SN Medical College Agra on September 18th 2008, RLB Medical College Jhansi on December 13th 2008.• Speaker, National Conference on ”How Accessible and ‘Safe’ is Safe Blood” held at Confederation of Indian Industries, India Habitat Centre, Delhi in 27th November 2007.• Speaker, “WHO Perspective on Palliative Care” at 29 Annual Conference of Indian Society of Anesthesiology held at BRD Medical College, Gorakhpur 2nd – 4th November 2007.• Organiser & Speaker, “Cancer Pain Management vis-à-vis Oral Morphine” held at Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow17th March 2007.• Presentation during World Cancer Congress on ”Primary and Secondary Prevention in Cancer Control” at Convention Centre, WashingtonDC8th – 12thJuly 2006.• Presentation during World Conference on Tobacco or Health on ”Awareness and Tobacco Control” at Convention Centre Washington DC 13th – 15thJuly 2006.MembershipInternational:• Chief Representative of Cancer Aid Society at ECOSOC Offices of United Nations, New York, Geneva and Vienna• Representative Global Coordination Mechanism on NCDs, WHO Headquarters Geneva• Alumni American Cancer Society University USA • International Cancer Information Support Group Canada• Framework Convention Alliance (Tobacco) Switzerland• International Association of Hospice and Palliative Care USA• NCD Alliance CIG Group, Switzerland• Global Cancer Control Community of International Union Against Cancer• GLOBALink, the International Tobacco Control Community National: • Advisory Committee of Student Association of Palliative Care since 2019.• Member Partnership to Empower Patients since 2016.• Member Partnership for Chronic Diseases since 2014.• Committee for Amendment of NDPS Act Ministry of Finance 2012 and framing of Rules 2014, 2015.• Niti Ayog Government of India NGO Darpan Unique ID UP/2009/0009446• Government of India, Planning Commission’s NGO Partnership System UID No. UP/2009/0009446• National CSR Hub code A/1/12/08/029 at Tata Institute of Social Sciences.• Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs HUB Code: A000098• Cancer Control Committee, Govt. of Delhi• Civil Societies Group Tobacco Control Committee – Govt. of Delhi• Health Partners Forum - Technical Support Group Govt. of U.P.• Tobacco Control Committee, Govt. of U.P.• Indian Association of Palliative Care India • Action Forum on Tobacco Control, India• Action Council against Tobacco, Tata Memorial, Mumbai

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