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Stomp out Kidney Disease

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Our goal
Reduction of child mortality through treatment of kidney problems
The Challenge

Some parents cannot afford life-saving treatment for their children.

In India, the public hospitals don't have all the medicines or working equipment necessary to care for children with life-threatening conditions. Some parents cannot afford care in private hospitals, while the necessary treatment is not available in public hospitals. Imagine a parent having to choose between saving one child vs. feeding the other children. Ekam brings lasting change by reinforcing the public health system and saving children whose parents cannot afford treatment.

Baby S has end stage kidney disease requiring a kidney transplant but her parents cannot afford it. Her dad is a weaver of sarees and makes about $150 so he cannot pay for her treatment. Ekam has provided some funds and helps such patients through donors like you. Our goal is that No child should be denied healthcare due to financial reasons

Our Solution

Saving more lives with the available resources

Babies and mothers will be saved by your donation sent to Ekam. Ekam provides trained nurses, arranges free physician services, subsidized hospitalization costs and connects Government funds and private donors like you with the child in need.

Since 2009, Ekam has saved 12,000 children and reached 1 million lives through medical care. Ekam's work at grass roots level in villages caused early referral and easy access to treatment- Infant mortality rate has decreased from 21 to 16 per 1,000 births

Your Impact

Successful Reduction of child mortality since 2009

Infant mortality rate (IMR) has decreased from 21 to 16 per 1,000 liver births where Ekam operates in India, in the state of Tamil Nadu. We hope to spread this throughout the country and simulate the successful model elsewhere. IMR is 42 in India, compared to Tamil Nadu's current rate of 16.Currently Ekam's success has been replicated in a total of 8 states in India, touching a million lives, covering 1200 villages, through 3000 doctors. Ekam has supported medical treatment for 12,000 children.

Pledge spending
  • 97% -

    Project costs for treatment

  • 3% -

    Wire transfer fee

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