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What I want to do

To reduce the Morbidity and Mortality due to Cancer

What matters to me

Organisational Ethics

What inspires me

Dedicated Social Workers

Lucknow, India

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Cancer Aid Society
October 30, 2013

It was a proud moment for us to get Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations Organisation in 2012.
Cancer Aid Society waged a war against Cancer and Non Communicable Diseases in 1987 and now after two and a half decades they are being perceived as global threats. This speaks volumes about the eagle's eye Vision of the organisation.
It has made substantial dent in India against Tobacco, Cancer, NCDs and Palliative Care.
Thank you all for the everlasting support.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Take it up Globally

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

MY ROLE:
Board Member

Cancer Aid Society
October 23, 2012

CANCER AID SOCIETY
IMPORTANT MILESTONES
Our vision and action since 1987 has now been visualized by global leaders like International Union Against Cancer, World Health Organisation and United Nations Organisation.

Appreciation letters from International Organizations
Cancer Aid Society received an appreciation letter from World Health Organisation in 2000
Appreciation for presentation at World Conference on Tobacco or Health, U.S.A. in 2006
Cancer Aid Society received appreciation from American Cancer Society USA in 2007
Awarded best NGO in Health Care at SAMAAGAM – IIM Lucknow in 2011

Participation in National / International Events
Represented the Country in the High Level meeting for the control of Non communicable Diseases at United Nations General Assembly Headquarters New York in September 2011. (www.un.org/en/ga/president/65/letters/NCD%20-%20Civil%20Society%20List%20 %2027%20June%202011.pdf)

World Cancer Congress at Geneva in 2008.
World Cancer Congress at Washington D.C. U.S.A. in 2006.
World Conference on Tobacco or Health, U.S.A. in 2006.
Several events of national repute viz. Health Mela 2001 inaugurated by The Then Honorable Prime Minister Sri. Atal Bihari Vajpayee & Organised by the Health Ministry - Govt. of India.

Membership of Govt., National or International Committees
We are having Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of
United Nations Organisation since 2012.

 District Cancer Control Committee, Govt. of Delhi
“Delhi Smoke free Civil Society coalition”, Govt. of Delhi
 Indian Association of Palliative Care - India
Action Council against Tobacco, Tata Memorial, Mumbai
Global Cancer Control Community, UICC, Geneva, Switzerland
GLOBALink, UICC, Geneva, Switzerland
Framework Convention Alliance, Geneva, Switzerland
NCD Alliance CIG Group, Geneva, Switzerland
Cancer Service Group (ICISG), Toronto, Canada
 International Association of Hospice and Palliative Care, Houston, USA
Registered in the database of Government of India, Planning Commission’s NGO Partnership System UID No. UP/2009/0009446
Registered in the database of DESA's Civil Society database & CSO Net - the Civil Society Network of the UNITED NATIONS Headquarters, New York, USA.
Empanelled with National CSR Hub code A/1/12/08/029 at Tata Institute of Social Sciences.


Credibility enquiry by Govt. or other agencies.
Governmental enquiries conducted by District Magistrate / CMO / CDO etc. have issued a note of satisfaction in 2003
Income Tax Scrutiny Reports for the assessment years 2003-04, 2006-07 and 2007-08 have certified the credibility of the Organization and its charitable functioning after scrutiny.



Significant dent in the existing problems related with Cancer:
Tobacco Control: We had Organized several rallies and campaigns demanding ban of Smoking and Sale of Tobacco products near educational Institutions before 2004 which were one of the contributory factors towards the promulgation of COTPA 2004 by Govt. of India.
Control of Cancer and NCDs:
• Improved Life Style and Dietary Habits of young India reflected in an independent survey report of National Sample Survey Organization published in the Times of India dated May 1st 2007 Titled @ Highway to health: India eating better.
• We got stamp released on Cancer Awareness by Dept. of Post Govt. of India on 7th of November 2001, since then it is celebrated as National Cancer Awareness Day.
• International Union against Cancer - UICC (www.uicc.org) the International Apex Body on Cancer Control has advocated in 2007 the above activities under World Cancer Campaign (www.worldcancercampaign.org); which we had pioneered in 1987 having a vision 20 years prior to that of World leaders.

Palliative Care: Cancer Aid Society organized 15 workshops on Palliative Care starting from the first ever workshop of Uttar Pradesh on Palliative Care and Oral Morphine at Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences in 2007.
• Due to success of the above American Cancer Society – USA awarded a project in 2007 for Organising a series of Workshops in the Govt. Medical Colleges for Addressing Palliative Care and availability of Oral Morphine for the Cancer Pain Management in the State of U.P. which has 3% of Global population along with M.P., Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh.
• The above workshops were a great success in changing mindsets of the Govt. Officials and the Medical Fraternity hence during the 16th International Conference of Indian Association of Palliative Care at All India Institute of Medical Sciences - Delhi in 2009, we were awarded the 18th International Conference of Indian Association of Palliative Care to be organized in 2011 at Lucknow and we started with its preparations in a grand way selecting the theme as “Networking in Palliative Care”.
• Annual Award for the Excellence in Palliative Care in the SAARC Countries for Rs. One Lac has been announced by us, the Award of 2012 went to Dr. Bishnudutta Paudel of Nepal.
• Honorable Supreme Court on August 24th 2012 has directed the Chief Secretaries of State Governments to make Morphine preparations available for treating the pain of terminally ill Cancer Patients.
 18th International Conference of Indian Association of Palliative Care 2011, organised by Cancer Aid Society: Our two years of hard work of sensitization, advocacy and correspondence at National and International Level on Palliative Care with Governmental and other agencies yielded dramatic results which poises to effect the entire Country. The Conference was organized at Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences Lucknow was a great success having 10% Foreign Delegates and the encouraging outcomes were as follows:
• We came out with a Draft of Palliative Care Declaration 2011 – the first ever of National and International Level.
• Introduction of palliative care in Medical Curriculum was a long pending demand of Palliative Care Community across India, on the eve of the Conference Medical Council of India introduced MD course in Palliative Care. Further the Chairman MCI in his message for the Conference suggested us “to come out with practicable strategies, which could be affected by the Council in coming times, so that optimal results are generated and used to train Graduates and Post Graduates in Palliative Care in a much better way”.
• The Topic of Debate held on 12th February 2011 during the Conference was Pro – “Euthanasia is humane care in face of suffering” Con – “Euthanasia is ethically unacceptable in a Civilized Society”. In March Honorable Supreme Court of India through its Judgment, Legalizes Passive Euthanasia – Times of India dated 8th March, 2011.


Membership:
• Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of United Nations Organisation.
• District Cancer Control Committee, Govt. of Delhi
• Delhi Smoke free Civil Society coalition”, Govt. of Delhi
• Indian Association of Palliative Care - India
• Action Council against Tobacco, Tata Memorial, Mumbai
• Global Cancer Control Community, UICC, Geneva, Switzerland
• GLOBALink, UICC, Geneva, Switzerland
• Framework Convention Alliance, Geneva, Switzerland
• NCD Alliance CIG Group, Geneva, Switzerland
• Cancer Service Group (ICISG), Toronto, Canada
• International Association of Hospice and Palliative Care, USA
• Planning Commission’s NGO Partnership System GOI-India
• Civil Society Network of the UNITED NATIONS USA.
• National CSR Hub TISS India

More feedback

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

MY ROLE:
Board Member

Cancer Aid Society
October 7, 2009

It is one of the Charitable Organisations of India engaged in fight against Cancer and Tobacco since last two decades across the length and breadth of the Country. It has the credit of getting ISO 9001:2000 Accreditation.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Cancer Awareness and Palliative Care.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Teach volunteerism

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

It meticulous systems.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Salaried Social Worker

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

It could increase its working area and activities with a greater thrust

Ways to make it better...

We get more volunteers in fight against Cancer.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Lack of volunteers

One thing I'd also say is that...

All of us should join the fight against Cancer

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Board Member & Instrumental in Quality Management.