OUR BEGINNING

Samraksha started working in 1993 primarily in the HIV sector as part of a larger developmental organization called Samuha. Today it is an independently registered trust.

OUR VISION

Our vision is of a Society where every Individual has the capability to lead a life full of health, equality and dignity.

OUR MISSION

  • Samraksha engages with individuals and communities who are vulnerable and at risk, to strengthen their ability to live safely and with respect, especially in relation to HIV
  • Samraksha cares for and supports people affected and living with HIV to enable them to have a quality of life, without pain and with dignity
  • Samraksha enables individuals and communities to be who they are and to move towards what they aspire to be.
  • Samraksha engages with communities to achieve this overarching purpose 

OUR THRUST OF WORK

Samraksha started working in 1993 primarily in the HIV sector as part of a larger developmental organization called Samuha. Today it is an independently registered trust. The major thrust of the work at present is palliative care for people living with life limiting conditions, which cannot be reversed. Samraksha seeks to provide comprehensive medical, nursing and psychosocial support which helps in reducing pain as well as emotional distress of these people and their families. Samraksha also works with communities in order to help nurture community based support systems which will help these people and their families. Samraksha continues to work in HIV care and support, specifically with certain groups like widowed young women and adolescent boys and girls in HIV affected families. Samraksha has in the past worked intensively in HIV prevention as well as care and support, with a focus on empowering the vulnerable groups and helping them live safely and with dignity. Many of the programmes which Samraksha developed and refined in the early years of the epidemic, based on the emerging scenarios are now accepted as common practice.

OUR AMAZING TEAM

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Sanghamitra Iyengar

Founder and Managing Trustee

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Dr. K Satish

Chairperson

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Samraksha

Documentation, Research and Fundraising

CERTIFICATES

  • Registration Certificate
  • 12A Certificate
  • 80G Certificate
  • FCRA Certificate