The Institute of Applied Dermatology (IAD) is a success story of volunteerism. Doctors, scientists, para medical experts, social workers, and intellectuals from around the world contribute their time, knowledge, and experience to shape the programs of this not-for-profit charity research institution. The IAD is the second institution combining the best of modern medicine with established traditional healing practices, the first being the University of Maryland, USA. 25% of the patients who come to IAD receive free treatment. The studies conducted here have immensely contributed to the benefit of patients suffering from chronic skin diseases and Lymphatic Filariasis.
IAD aims to conduct applied clinical research, educate individuals, and treat neglected and difficult skin & sexually transmitted conditions. The focus is on integrative medicine and community dermatology through collaborations with institutions and individuals, combining the benefits of allopathy with ayurveda, homoeopathy, yoga, and other traditional Indian medicines to treat diseases.
IAD aims to be a premier provider of applied health research and treatment in this field. IAD creates social impact by driving health awareness in the local community through peer education of risk groups and working with government bodies.
Their ongoing programs include integrative treatment for:
Lymphatic Filariasis (LF): LF is caused by a microscopic worm that spreads from person to person, by the bite of an infected mosquito. IAD provides free treatment for LF patients.
Vitiligo patients: IAD offers evidence-based treatment drawn from ayurveda, allopathy, and homoeopathy for their patients.
Lichen Planus patients: IAD's integrated treatment is useful in conditions where immuno suppressive drugs and steroids cannot be administered to patients who have associated diabetes or hypertension. Their treatment is given on the basis of local examination and study of the body’s constitution.
Poor Psoriasis patients: IAD's integrative treatment includes procedure based ayurvedic therapies which cleanse the body along with internal medications and symptomatic treatment modalities of biomedicine. Many patients are stressed due to their diseases. To treat stress, IAD uses homoeopathy medication and counselling techniques.
Patients with other chronic dermatoses: IAD has had success in treating urticarial rashes, warts, chronic wounds, and lupus through their methods.
Income Rs2 cr
Expense Rs2 cr
Source : Audit Report 2016
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