To bring together our community to help care for children and mothers from all walks of life.
We aim to bring about an improvement in the health and well-being of mothers and children, by
working in the RMNCH+A (Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child + Adolescent Health) Sector:
Facilitating life-saving medical treatment to children needing support.
Working with/Contributing to the enhancement of service delivery within India’s Public Health System.
Empowering communities and guiding their decision making.
Building and sustaining a “community culture” and platform that supports, motivates and encourages people to adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle & behavior.
Fostering healthy partnerships by encouraging a confluence of CCPP Community, Civil Society Organizations, in both the public and private sector
Every activity & program performed at EKAM draws its inspiration from our core values:
What Is EKAM Foundation?
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. Enabling lifesaving medical treatment, collaborating with government health sector to enhance healthcare delivery and counteracting on mortality causes are some of the profound works carried out by the organization. It also seeks to foster a sustainable society through various community based health education and training
programmes to empower people in making informed choices to live a better lifestyle and empower overall well-being of the community. The beneficiaries include pregnant and lactating women, infants, children of early and late childhood, and adolescents from the states of Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. The founder of the organization is Dr. Sailakshmi Balijepalli, a visionary paediatrician and recipient of the prestigious Nari Shakti 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. She is also an Ashoka Fellow.
In order to work towards preventing infant deaths, ensuring an improvement in maternal health status, overall wellbeing of the community is necessary. Ekam collectively works on the indicators of Sustainable Development Goals through “Sustainable Wellbeing Initiative (SWBI)” program. The objective of SWBI is to create awareness on the following issues which are of paramount importance,
▪ Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, Child and Adolescent Health [RMNCH+A]
▪ General Health
▪ Women Empowerment
▪ Youth Empowerment
▪ Local Governance
▪ Environment, Energy, Water, Food
▪ Gender Roles
Over the last ten years, we have supported 14000 children through our direct health care program (Hospitalization, Life saving medicines, Equipment , Lab Investigations and Transportation) and touched 1.5 million people at Government Medical Colleges, Head Quarters Hospital and Primary Health Centres by:
● Recruiting & Training Nurses
● Equipment Maintenance at SNCU’s
● Knowledge Upgradation to government mentor nurses
● Awareness, Training Programs to the community.
Ekam Foundation has over the ten years developed a pronounced relationship with the government of Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and, recently, Nagaland as part of a Public Private Partnership model. Ekam Foundation's core aim is to work towards the well-being of mothers and children in the RMNCH+A spectrum by confluencing CCPP (Community, Civil Society Organization, Public and Private Sectors) and thereby attempting to lower the rates of infant, neonatal and maternal mortality and bring in Gross Community Happiness in India. Several successful projects namely Save a child, medical equipment support to government hospitals are being conducted by EKAM in partnership with various private and public sector organizations.
"Let us join hands and work together to ensure that no life is lost due to
the lack of resources or intervention.”
Supported 14000 children by providing financial assistance for their hospitalization, life saving medicines, lab investigations, equipment.
Touched lives of 1 million neonatal infants by:
Recruited and monitored 640 staff nurses across 64 Sick Newborn Care Units (SNCU) of Government Hospitals of Tamilnadu.
Provided preventive maintenance support for all the equipment in all the 64 SNCU’s, of Tamilnadu and 23 SNCU’s of Chhattisgarh. 94% of the equipment are up and running.
1212 Non-Communicable Disease care nurses were recruited and placed at 954 government hospitals in 16 districts of Tamilnadu.
741 staff nurses were appointed and monitored at Primary Health Centres of Directorate of Public Health of Tamil Nadu.
Strengthened the team of Master Nurse Trainers employed by the Department of Public Health, Govt of Tamilnadu through development of linkages with Government and Private Hospitals for practical training and education.
Chhattisgarh SNCU’s upgraded by recruiting to 296 staff nurses, 21 Data Entry Operators, 25 Medical Officers recruited at Sick Newborn Care Units.
Three crores worth (3crs) Life saving medical equipment donated to SNCU’s of Government Hospitals in Tamilnadu and supported 10000 plus infants.
Ekam’s activities expanded to 8 states of India as follows Tamilnadu, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telengana, Andhrapradesh, Kerala & Nagaland.
Ekam Foundation registered in USA, UK and Canada to involve fund raising activities and to provide technical support to developing countries.
Ekam in Global