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Ekam Foundation

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Meet the NGO

EKAM is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that aims at improving the
healthcare system of the society in the sphere of maternal and child health. Ekam strives
to foster healthier and more equitable society for all children and families. It aims to
nurture the community of every single aspect related to health and well-being through
various projects. The foundation is firmly driven to alleviate the misery faced by the
deprived and under-privileged sectors of the community due to social and economic
inequalities through empowerment of the youth and the community with appropriate
knowledge.
The beneficiaries include pregnant and lactating women, infants, children of
early and late childhood and adolescents from the states of Tamil Nadu, Telangana,
Karnataka, Uttarkhand, Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. It is endeavoring to achieve
holistic development of the community by conducting health camps, and training and
empowering the community suiting their needs. The founder of the organization is Dr
Sailakshmi Balijepalli, a visionary paediatrician and recipient of the prestigious
Narishakthi Puraskar award from the President of India (March 2015) for her
outstanding contribution towards developing Rural India in the Maternal and Child
Health care space.


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Meet the Founder

While serving as a paediatrician in a Govt. hospital in Hyderabad, she noted that some children would die to due to lack of basic resources, even by the time she would finish rounds daily. This made her resolve to bring a change in such conditions. She later moved to Chennai and had similar experiences of infants and neonates dying in ICU due to heat stroke, as they did not have air-conditioning. She then started EKAM.Inspite of unfavourable odds at times, trying to support numerous children with minimal funds, she has managed to provide support to many children and helped ease the discomfort of parents who could not afford health care for their children. Dr. Sai Lakshmi has received numerous awards for her work through EKAM.

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