NGO: Yogoda Satsanga Society of India

Vardan Seva Sansthan

Yogoda Satsanga Society (YSS) of India, is a social-service organization that runs several programs throughout India in the areas of education, medicine, and disaster rehabilitation. YSS operates more than 20 educational institutions and 30 charitable medical dispensaries focused on free homoeopathic and allopathic medical care. These institutions are primarily centered in the tribal and economically disadvantaged rural areas of West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Uttaranchal, Chandigarh and Delhi.

IDRF partner since: 2002

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Vardan Seva Sansthan

Vardan Seva Sansthan

Vardan is a non-profit organization that is committed to provide high quality medical care to rural poor patients in Ghaziabad district in the Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR).

IDRF partner since: 2010

Vardan Multi-Specialty Hospital

Vardan Hospital – Ambulance

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Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana University (S-VYASA), was established in 1986, and is a charitable educational institution promoting the role of Yoga in the modern medical sciences and research. Based on the teachings of Swami Vivekananda, the four streams of Yoga, that are the key essence of Indian culture, are now being applied to bring health, harmony and peace to people all over the world. Suggested by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the United Nations has declared June 21st as the International Yoga Day in 2014. The mission of S-VYASA, has been to combine the best of the east (Yoga and spiritual lore) with that of the west (modern scientific research).

S-VYASA has supported and enabled thousands of students with an interest in yoga and its connection to medicine to conduct research, both independently and in collaboration with dozens of medical institutions around the world. Stop Diabetes Movement (Madhumeha Mukta Bharat) is one of the important mission initiatives of S-VYASA.

IDRF partner since: 2002

Construction of Sanitation Units

Naturopathy and Ayurveda Centre

Naturopathy and Ayurveda Center

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NGO: Economic Rural Development Society (ERDS)

NGO: Economic Rural Development Society (ERDS)

Economic Rural Development Society (ERDS) is an NGO established in 1982 in  West Bengal. ERDS owes its existence to the dedication and hard work of Mr. Madhu Basu, who wanted to combat the growing poverty in rural and urban areas. It is a non-profit, secular and non-political organization dedicated to the mitigation of misery and poverty, and upliftment of the impoverished.

The primary objective of the organization is to engage in sustainable development techniques to empower the local rural communities, especially women and children. In the initial years it concentrated on non-formal and adult education. Gradually ERDS has diversified its activities in other fields such as women empowerment, children education, health & nutrition, low cost sanitation, care & rehabilitation of the elderly.

IDRF partner since: 2005

Construction of Sanitation Units

The families for which the sanitation units have already been constructed are showing a marked difference in their health and hygiene conditions in the period before and after the construction. There seems to be an increase in their level of self-confidence and dignity. One beneficiary also mentioned that after the construction of a sanitation unit for their family, they are able to spend more money on food. As earlier they had to spend more money on doctors’ fees and medicines due to several recurring diseases like diarrhea, intestinal worms, and hookworms that cause malnutrition, etc.

Finished Sanitation Unit for a Family in Malda

Please click on the following links to see ERDS’s successful implementation of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched by Indian PM Narendra Modi.

Also click on this link to see some interesting figures associated with the Swachh Bharat Mission on this Dashboard- maintained by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Government of India.

NGO: Swami Vivekananda Rural Development Society

NGO: Swami Vivekananda Rural Development Society (SVRDS)

Swami Vivekananda Rural Development Society (SVRDS) was set up to extend support to the rural poor, by providing them educational, social development and humanitarian services. SVRDS works in the rural parts of Tamil Nadu, where people are not only extremely poor, but also suffer from high rates of malnutrition, illiteracy, unemployment and perpetual cycle of poverty.

IDRF partner since: 1996

Inauguration Ceremony of IDRF funded Toilets-cum-Bathrooms for Rural Poor

Inauguration of Toilet-cum-Bathroom Units

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NGO: Surabi Charitable Trust

NGO: Surabi Charitable Trust

Surabi Trust is a non-governmental and philanthropic organization that was founded in 2008, by a group of socially committed youth in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.  The Trust is established with the ultimate aim to serve deprived children by providing them quality education, better medical and nutrition support and empower women to be self-reliant.

IDRF partner since: 2011

Nutrition Balls as breakfast for children

A pregnant woman receiving a packet of the Health Mix Powder

Health Mix Powder for Pregnant Women

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NGO: Samerth Charitable Trust

NGO: Samerth Charitable Trust

Samerth was founded in 1992 as a non-governmental, charitable trust that works towards development of a humane, sustainable and equitable society. The trust’s main focus is on improving the conditions of marginalized communities and to that extent Samerth helps vulnerable communities in gaining access to their social and economic rights. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched “Clean India Mission” on October 2nd, 2014, but IDRF had initiated work on sanitation issues along with Samerth in 2010. With the initiative and benevolence of a NRI family from Massachusetts, this partnership was done with a vision to provide basic sanitation facilities to the poor and marginalized people from various villages in Nakhatrana block of District Kutch, Gujarat.

IDRF partner since: 2009

Community leaders participating in a meeting at Bhojrajvandh

Construction of a Sanitation Unit

Beneficiary Khatubai Kasam Bakali of Village: Jinjay

Please click on the link to know more about Swachh Bharat Mission on this Dashboard- maintained by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Government of India.


NGO: Sahaj Seva Samsthan

NGO: Sahaj Seva Samsthan

Sahaj Seva Samsthan (SSS) is formed by followers of a spiritual way of living propounded by Mahatma Sri Ramchandraji Maharaj of Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. This society is focused on propagating the philosophies of selfless service, sacrifice, moderation, and co-operation. They have been working on uplifting the impoverished people of Telangana by providing them low-cost or free medical care and education.

IDRF partner since: 2005

General surgery facility at the hospital

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NGO: Ramakrishna Mission Sevashrama

NGO: Ramakrishna Mission Sevashrama

Ramakrishna Mission Sevashrama, Kankhal (RKMS), is situated in the city of Haridwar, Uttarakhand. This 150-bed multi-specialty charitable hospital was founded in 1901 and caters to the medical needs of people in the Himalayan mountain region, neighboring states of Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. Since its foundation, RKMS has treated more than 10 million patients and is spread over a sprawling campus of about 18 acres. The hospital houses various departments like: Obstetrics-Gynecology, Pediatrics, NICU, ICU, Pathological labs, Blood bank, Operation Theaters, etc. The campus also has a dairy farm and agricultural land, and their produce is used for feeding poor in-patients.

IDRF partner since: 2016

Ramakrishna Mission Sevashrama Hospital Building in Kankhal, Uttarakhand

CT scan facility at RKMS Hospital

ICU at RKMS Hospital

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NGO: Public Health Concern Trust-NEPAL

NGO: Public Health Concern Trust-NEPAL

Public Health Concern Trust, Nepal (phect-NEPAL) is a secular, non-political, not-for-profit national level Non-government Organization (NGO) committed to health development. It was founded in 1991, with the overall objective of developing a model of sustainable community health care throughout rural Nepal. Despite the progress in development made in Nepal in recent decades, life for the majority of the people remains well below a satisfactory level.

IDRF partner since: 2012

Success Story

Rudra Kumari Shreshtha, 58, was suffering from pelvic organ prolapse for 25 years and was reluctant to share her problems. When her daughter-in-law forced her to seek medical consultation, the doctors found out that she was suffering from pelvic organ prolapse, stage 3. Despite her financial hardships, she underwent a surgery and one week of free post-operative care supported by IDRF and phect-Nepal. When she was discharged, she left the hospital with a big smile on her face and feeling free from 25 years of suffering.

Menuka Basola, a 67 years old female was brought to the hospital after suffering from prolapse for three years. She as very reluctant to share her medical problem at home and finally one day, when her son saw her in great discomfort, he immediately brought her to the hospital. Upon examination, the doctors found out that she was suffering from pelvic organ prolapse, stage 3. She underwent a successful surgery and was given one week of post-operative care at no cost to her.  When she was discharged, she left the hospital with a big smile on her face.

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