April, May & June 2021
Starting new initiatives to help transplant recipients become self-reliant
Awards & Recognition
MOHAN Foundation wins eNGO Challenge Award
MOHAN Foundation was selected as a winner in the Health & Wellness Category of eNGO Challenge Award for its initiative, ‘Technology to enable and augment Organ Donation’ for the year 2020-21. A total of 104 nominations across 9 categories from different countries from South Asia were received during the pandemic, out of which 29 initiatives were selected after the first round of screening for the final evaluation by the Jury.
MOHAN Foundations online training (the only online training in India in this field) was also showcased as part of this initiative.
Dr. Sunil Shroff awarded the Vocational Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. Sunil Shroff, Managing Trustee of MOHAN Foundation was conferred the Vocational Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award by Rotary Club of Bombay Sea face for his pioneering work in the field of organ donation on May 22, 2021.
Training & online courses
One-Month Online ‘Transplant Coordination Professional Certificate’ Course
MOHAN Foundation successfully conducted the one-month ‘Transplant Coordination Professional Certificate’ course on the MOODLE e-learning platform. There were a total of 58 participants from different parts of India. One participant from Dhaka, Bangladesh had also enrolled for the course.
In the absence of any physical training due to COVID, the online course ensures that training goes on. Face to face zoom sessions over the weekends allow for discussion and clarifying of doubts.
Organ Donation Ambassador Course
Organ Donation Ambassador Course is designed for the benefit of those seeking to gain knowledge about organ donation and transplantation. Through this course, participants learned and understood basic concepts, legal and ethical aspects, religion and organ donation, process and Importance of organ donation. The participants underwent training and committed to activities supporting organ donation, through the following 3 modules -Online 4-Hour, Learn-at-your-pace Certificate Course on Organ Donation - "Gift of Life", 2-hour activity based interactive sessions on Zoom & activities to raise awareness and funds. In the reporting period, 32 people enrolled in Organ Donation Ambassador Course. All of them, successfully completed the course and became the ambassadors of organ donation.
Synchrony Dialogues with MOHAN Foundation
MOHAN Foundation organized 2 Synchrony Dialogues on social media platforms such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter – a webinar titled -“Lung Transplants Post COVID-19 & Other Options” and another on “Planned Parenthood Post Transplant”
Anudaan – Making Transplants Affordable
MOHAN Foundation has launched a new endeavour, ‘Anudaan – Making Transplants Affordable’ for providing help to the economically poor and needy patients so that they can also have access to life-saving organ donation and transplantation.
Organ transplant costs are exorbitant and a huge number of organ failure patients are not benefiting from this life-saving procedure advancement in medicine as they are ill-equipped to bear the financial burden of the transplant and subsequent follow-ups. Anudaan aims to support such economically disadvantaged patients by joining hands with philanthropic individuals, corporates and other NGOs and by helping such patients raise funds through crowd funding.
In the reporting period, Anudaan supported the following beneficieries:
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