Impact India Foundation acts as catalyst to bring together the private sector, non-government organisations, professionals and citizens in partnership with the Government in mass health projects for the prevention and cure of disabilities. It played a major role in developing systems and procedures for polio immunization in Bombay city. It was established by the United Nations & launched by the Government of India, and is the flagship of 19 Impact Foundations across the world.
IIF's mission is:
To initiate, augment and intensify action against those causes of massively prevalent disablement for which there exists a potential for prevention and control, which can be delivered through existing delivery systems and available infrastructure.
To treat millions of people who are disabled by curable blindness, deafness and physical handicaps and facial deformities.
Their activities include:
The Lifeline Express: Since 1991, this initiative has restored mobility, hearing, vision, corrected cleft lips, treated dental and neurological problems, all free of cost, for about 1,000,000 rural poor, made possible with the donated services of about 200,000 medical persons, and thousands of volunteers from around the world. The Lifeline Express has won the United Nations Grand Award for Excellence in Public Service, and has been honoured by the Government of India with the release of a National Postage stamp. This project has been replicated with four Lifeline Express trains in China and two in South Africa.
Community Health Initiative: This is a sustainable, replicable model in partnership with the Government, using existing infrastructure and available delivery systems that covers a population of two million tribals in rural Thane District, Maharashtra. It achieved 72% reduction in disability in the area. Its focus, in line with National Rural Health Mission and the UN Millennium Development Goals - 2015, is on generating community health, centred around Mother and Child Health, for long term impact on disability reduction.
Income Rs4 cr
Expense Rs4 cr
Source : Audit Report 2014
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