In 2006, Dr Sailakshmi, along with a team of paediatricians, embarked on a community paediatric project wherein the team personally treated and funded hospitalisation of children living in an orphanage. Subsequently, the team trained the orphanage staff in recognising danger signs in neonates and infants resulting in significant decrease in the rate of infant deaths.
This win sparked off the zeal to scale up the intervention.
In 2007, Ekam was established as an incubatory community paediatric project of Confederation of Indian Organigations for Services and Advocacy (CIOSA). On Doctors’ Day, Ekam started its operations as a CSR initiative of Ma Foi Management Consultants Ltd. Ekam worked on the belief that every child has a right to healthcare irrespective of his/her financial background and that no parent or doctor should ever feel guilty about not being able to provide healthcare to a child just because of the lack of financial resources.
In 2007, Ekam focused on fundraising for hospitalisation expenses, drugs support, and equipment support. It started to work in schools and ICDS centres by conducting screening camps, and provided Iron/Folic Acid supplements to combat anaemia-related problems. In 2008, along the Public-Private Partnership model, Ekam started providing support to the public health care system, starting with the Institute of Child Health, Chennai. In 2009, the trust was registered as an independent Non-Governmental Organisation called Ekam Foundation.
Donations will have to be made by cheque, Netbanking or online. Cheques have to be made favoring ‘Ekam Foundation’ – and sent to
New No. 16; Old No. 19,
Jayalakshmipuram 1st Street,
India 600 034
You can also favor your contributions by online transfer to the following account.
Name of the account : Ekam Foundation
Account number: 910010045759320
Bank: Axis Bank- Egmore Branch
New No: 7A Old No:2 to 4
Chennai – 600 008
IFSC/RTGS Code No: UTIB0001156
MICR No: 600211035
Donors will be provided with 80G receipts for tax exemption.
For any queries, you may revert to at firstname.lastname@example.org or 7299002838
Thank you once again for your constant support and encouragement of our efforts. Together, let us make a difference!!!
Ekam Foundation continues to work extensively within the public healthcare system and provides support to government hospitals in the form of equipment, drugs, human resources, etc. IIn 2012, the foundation expanded its operations to M Ward in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Concerted efforts are on to combat maternal mortality due to its strong correlation to infant mortality.