AmeriCares India Foundation
The AmeriCares India Foundation is a public charitable trust registered in 2006 at New Delhi. We provide medical aid in India and in neighboring countries, irrespective of race, creed or political persuasion. In that capacity, we have operated in twenty one states and two union territories across India. Over the last two years, we have already delivered more than Rs 21 Crores worth of free essential medicines and medical assistance to more than 80 affiliate partners (charity hospitals and community medical programs). AmeriCares India Foundation also accomplishes its mission by operating medical camps in urban slums and rural tribal areas.
Our mobile medical camps provide free medical consultation and free quality medicines to urban slums and rural poor. In addition we raise awareness about disease prevention, health promotion programs, educate children on the importance of proper hygiene techniques. As a disaster relief organization we respond to all major disasters such as the earthquakes ( e.g. Sikkim 2011), floods (e.g. Orissa 2011), avalanches (e.g. Jammu & Kashmir 2012) or cyclones (e.g. West Bengal 2010). Our disaster preparedness workshops have given first responders, lay people and healthcare professionals training that enabled them to take timely and effective action during emergencies. We also conduct disaster medical training programs for hospitals – preparing them for both internal and external emergencies.
This work is made possible by soliciting donations of cash, medicines, medical supplies and other relief materials from Indian and multinational pharmaceutical manufacturers based in India. Our modern warehouse and prepositioned stock enables us to mount an immediate response and deliver aid quickly to those in need.