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Provide timely treatment for mothers/children during COVID

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Our goal
To provide medical relief to families for timely diagnosis and treatment support during COVID
The Challenge

Sick patients who are disadvantaged cannot afford treatment for themselves or families

Studies have shown that maternal and infant deaths can be attributed to many factors including extreme poverty. The costs associated with getting tests required for diagnosis of illness and for treatments, force such low-income families to make tough choices and decisions. Frequently, these sick patients skip treatments altogether, resulting in their illness getting worse and can lead to death.

Poor people have lost jobs due to COVID and are now focusing on getting their daily needs met. Small children and pregnant mothers are not receiving adequate nutrition and medical care. This could result in unnecessary disease and deaths of mothers and children. Healthcare personnel are facing shortages of PPE, pulse oximeters, IV stands, etc. that limit their ability to provide treatment.

Our Solution

Fund cost of treatment and lab tests for sick patients who cannot afford it

Ekam subsidizes the cost of treatment and lab tests for patients who cannot afford it.
Ekam's staff and network first helps identify patients in need who are unable to pay for these medical services. The organization then helps subsidize the costs of the services which are completely free to the patient. This is especially important during the COVID pandemic, to identify children requiring advanced care early enough to prevent serious disease, disability and death.

Ekam also organizes free health camp services. The health camps provide free medical consultations and treatment. These services help make a difference by enabling access to health care services for the poor and needy. Ekam works at the ground level, with local volunteers who can connect with the villagers, to dispel myths about health and nutrition, thus strengthening mothers and resulting in healthy babies being born. This will save funds for better use than trying to save one child at a time.

Ekam surveys hospitals all across the state of Tamil Nadu for immediate needs and supports them by providing the necessary life-saving equipment and daily needs like gloves, PPE, IV stands, pulse oximeters, etc.

Your Impact

Every life matters! By donating to our cause, you can help save lives!

Every life matters! By donating, you can help save at least 100 lives!
Your donation will help families with sick infants who cannot afford to pay for cost of lab tests & treatment. The average cost of basic treatment is $12. Families in need will greatly benefit from your generosity. Ekam strives for long lasting improvement in the health and wellbeing of the entire society, as a "change maker" and not just fixing problems one at a time. This holistic attitude makes Ekam successful.

$12,000 Minimum Funding Goal
  • 33%-Medical equipment/ PPE

  • 33%-Treatment cost

  • 17%-Prenatal care of mothers

  • 17%-Diagnostics

$4,000 Campaign Booster Funding

This displays the maximum incremental additional funding the campaign could receive (Maximum Funding Amount (MFA) less Minimum Funding Goal)). For example, if the MFA is $100,000 and the MFG $10,000, it would show the difference of $90,000 here.

  • 50%-Direct medical support

  • 50%-Prenatal care

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