Human Research & Development Organisation approaches the challenges of HIV with hope and positivity. Our aim is not just to prevent HIV from spreading, but also to ensure a healthy and dignified life for children and adults living with HIV.
Our approach is three-pronged:
To prevent is to reduce, to reduce is to eliminate.
Prevention is key to halting the spread of HIV. We undertake initiatives to raise awareness of HIV prevention, transmission and treatments available. We educate people on HIV infections including co-infections with tuberculosis and hepatitis C, through health camps, sessions and training.
Our work raises awareness to reduce the stigma associated with HIV/AIDS. Counselling guides vulnerable communities to understand the importance of getting tested for HIV and helps make them aware of their options for a healthy living if they test positive.
What care can do, medicines cannot.
More than anything else, people living with HIV (PLHIV) need care and support to live full lives with the virus. We help them adhere to treatment and educate them about the importance of taking medication regularly which can help them live longer healthier lives. We enable expanded access to education, nutrition and healthcare, and counsel their children, peers and parents to provide the support they need.
We also respond to emergency needs for people living with HIV, a shelter for the homeless and orphaned and access to drug treatment centres.
Support once, empower for a lifetime.
One of our key objectives is to empower people living with HIV. Being HIV positive is not an end to life and all its wonderful possibilities. We facilitate training for skill building, access to funding for income generation programs helping the integration of vulnerable communities with HIV to mainstream society.
People living with HIV and those vulnerable to infection are often denied access to their legal rights. We assist them with legal release procedures and property claims. We also facilitate issuing of PAN card, voter IDs and other identity documents to enable access to government social welfare schemes.
|In India, the most common cancers are oral cancers in men, and cervical and breast & gallbladder cancer in women. These cancers are curable if detected at an early stage and cervical cancer is preventable. It is hence imperative that people be educated regarding cancer in order to prevent it or detect it at a precancerous stage. This triggered HUMAN RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT ORGANISATION’s efforts to raise awareness and promote early detection.
|HUMAN RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT ORGANISATION conducts awareness programmes at schools, colleges, factories, hotels, residential localities and offices, emphasising the correlation between tobacco usage and oral and lung cancers; and infections with high-risk Human Papilloma Viruses and cervical cancer. The lectures and open forum programmes are reinforced by targeted brochures, posters and educational literature. 3,00,000 people have been reached in schools, colleges, offices, factories, residential locations.
Information: HUMAN RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT ORGANISATION compiles and creates informative cancer brochures, to understand and a quick reference guide to patients, caregivers including laymen. Brochures on Breast cancer, Cervical cancer, Diet and Cancer, Leukemia, Lymphedema, Lung cancer, Ovarian cancer, Tobacco related Oral/Lung cancers, Prostate cancer, Testicular cancer, Chemotherapy and Radiation are provided in English, Hindi, Marathi and Bengali languages at various hospital and treatment centers. The brochures elaborate on symptoms, risk factors, treatment options etc and are endorsed and approved by concerned expert oncologists. HUMAN RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT ORGANISATION’s ‘Sahayata’ is a quick reference resource handbook containing contacts of community help and welfare services pertaining to cancer-related issues.
Infomercials And Short Films: Over the years several advertising agencies and publishing houses have come forward to help us raise awareness about critical issues pertaining to tobacco consumption and cancer in general by creating short films, infomercials and posters. The efforts have won us several awards and accolades worldwide, and have thus signaled the organisation’s seriousness in dealing with tobacco issues and policies. click to view
Lectures And Open Forums : HUMAN RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT ORGANISATION’s cancer awareness lectures educate about the correlation between lifestyles and cancer. Lectures are given in English or a local regional language at schools, colleges, factories, hotels, residential localities and offices. Cancer is explained with the help of pertinent presentations giving facts about risk factors, myths, specific cancers – early signs / symptoms, statistics of prevalence and prevention, posters and brochures to portray a realistic picture about cancer and help remove the perceived stigma.
Efforts are made to reach areas and groups that are inaccessible or unapproachable. Target groups are School and College students for awareness of the ill-effects of Tobacco; Women’s groups for Breast and Cervical cancer awareness; in-mates of Jails/Prisons; Personnel and families of the Armed forces; blue-collar workers etc. The message is reinforced in innovative ways like skits, surveys, posters, drawing or slogan writing competitions, mass pledges. Special programs are organised to mark events like World Cancer Day, International Womens’ Day, International Womens’ Day, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, etc
Tobacco Reduction& youth awareness
Tobacco Cessation Program: ‘Quit Tobacco For Life’: Today’s laws have made it mandatory for corporates to enforce a tobacco free workplace. However, HUMAN RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT ORGANISATION believes that it is in the employer’s interest to help employees to quit voluntarily rather than have it forced upon them. Smoking has an adverse effect on your employees’ health and results in loss of productivity; hence the use of effective workplace smoking cessation initiatives will result in measurable benefits in terms of health, social and economic gains. HUMAN RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT ORGANISATION’s Tobacco Free Workplace program starts with an awareness lecture to explain the dangers of smoking, causal relationship with cancer and strategies used by the tobacco industry to promote addiction. The information is related in a scientific, non threatening manner, providing education on the deleterious effects of tobacco on health, benefits of quitting and providing motivation. Introductory training on Tobacco cessation is imparted to the employee population per se without segregating tobacco users.