by Dr. Koti Reddy on October 31, 2015 at 4:50 PM
MOHAN Foundation has
been awarded the prestigious British
Medical Journal South Asia Award 2015
famously known as "Oscars
" under Healthcare Advocacy category for its
relentless efforts using every tool, methodology, process and technology to
promote organ donation in India
and South Asia for the past two decades.
MOHAN has worked actively with central and state governments to augment organ donation
by creating a unique "Indian Model
". Through its transplant coordinators' training program, has created more than 900 industry ready professionals for transplant community with a direct impact of 4,500 organs and tissues being transplanted to needy patients from deceased donors.
‘MOHAN Foundation was awarded the British Medical Journal South Asia Award 2015 in the Healthcare Advocacy category for its relentless efforts to promote organ donation in India and South Asia for the past two decades.’
MOHAN has contributed to the current social change and has created a "feel good" factor about organ donation among the populace by regularly organizing awareness events and has distributed over 1.2 million donor cards
in six languages. MOHAN has touched more than 25 million people through awareness programs. Through its unique "Angels of Change
" program it has ignited the minds of youth, organized religious confluences titled "Sant Sangamas,
"and has engaged
eminent film and sports personalities as "Ambassadors of Life
" to promote organ donation. MOHAN has been the leader in utilizing technology by developing online donor and recipient registries, applications for smartphone users and National Organ Donation Toll Free Helpline (1800 103 7100) exclusively for organ donation.
MOHAN Foundation has
emerged a WINNER
nominations and 36 finalists with 12 winners in different categories. The award
was received by Mrs. Lalitha Raghuram, Country Director, MOHAN Foundation at
the awards ceremony organized on October 30, 2015, at The Leela, Mumbai.
Dr. Sunil Shroff,
Managing Trustee of MOHAN Foundation, said "we at MOHAN Foundation feel that it
is extremely important to share the recognition of the excellent work by MOHAN
Foundation team that has set standards of excellence in deceased organ donation
in India. We have consistently and professionally delivered the very best for
organ donation to the people of India and this award is a testimony to efforts
of all the people who work in this program be it members of the foundation or
the ones who are associated with this cause.."
Mrs. Lalitha Raghuram,
Country Director of MOHAN Foundation said "It feels great when our work is
recognized. I thank the jury of BMJ South Asia Awards 2015 for recognizing the
relentless efforts of our board, employees, volunteers, members, and
supporters. It is an honor to receive this award on behalf of MOHAN
MOHAN Foundation was
also delighted to announce that they have received eNGO South Asia Challenge Award
special jury mention award for the Best Use of Internet and
Website Technologies for good governance and practices that has resulted in
transparent distribution of organs and saving lives, therefore, benefited the
society at large. This award is presented as a joint initiative of Public
Interest Registry (PIR) and Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF).
has been selected as a finalist for Vodafone Mobile For Good Awards 2015 (supported by NASSCOM Foundation)
for developing mobile applications that help in promoting organ donation, increasing the number of pledges,
improve the knowledge of health care professionals through mobile application,
provide vital information to medical teams and government officials resulting
in timely and safe organ transplants and transparent distribution of organs.
Organ donation has for the last 2 to 3 years
slowly moved to the centre-stage among all the causes. One donor can save at
least 9 lives through organ donation and enhance 100's of lives through tissue