Author Archives: Jeroze

My Journey As PULSE Volunteer

This Video Contains a summary of my work done at Americares as a GSK PULSE volunteer. It was a real life changing experience and would like to share with you all

B.I.H.A.R- Bringing In Health And Relief!

Health Education on Acute Encephalitis Syndrome Two northern states of India, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, are badly affected by Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES).  The worse affected districts in Bihar are Muzzaffarpur, Patna, Gaya and Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh. Encephalitis is an acute inflammation of the brain. Symptoms include headache, fever, confusion, drowsiness, nausea, vomiting and […]

November 26

More than a MILLION KISSES

Sometime in 1981, Pope John Paul II asked Bob Macauley if he could offer some help to the poor people of Poland, who were in desperate need of medical supplies. Leveraging his business acumen and contacts, he was quickly able to raise $1.5 million in aid for Poland, ultimately sending a total of 38 airlifts. […]

November 23

AmeriCares – Creating Health and Hygiene Awareness in slum dwellers in Mumbai

Background:  The picture that conjures up in our minds, when we talk about slums, is that of a dirty, unhygienic cluster of impoverished shanties with long lines of people crowding around a solitary municipal water tap, bowling babies literally left on street corners to fend for themselves and endless cries emanating from various corners. Most […]

November 23

I’m just a beggar

Robert “Bob” Macauley, founder of AmeriCares (established in 1982), has provided billions of dollars of aid to needy people in crisis situations in countries around the world. I read this interesting and inspiring anecdote about Bob in “His Name is Today – Bob Macauley and AmeriCares”, which I would like to share. Someone once asked […]

October 25

EMERGENCY RESPONSE TO Assam Third Wave of Floods, India October 17-19, 2012

Situation : Assam is a North-East state of India affected by heavy floods since June 2012. The worst-ever flood hit Assam in the last week of August 2012.  In September, Assam was in the grip of the third wave of floods with the water level of the Brahmaputra River and its tributaries rising in 15 […]

October 12

Story of Kanchan

During a flash camp meeting we learnt of a patient Kanchan who was diagnosed with diabetic gangrene of the right toe. She is 41 years old but without any immediate family member and hence she had not paid heed to the doctor’s advice. This continued for another three weeks when the camp doctor saw her […]

Disaster Management Mock Drill

  Hospital Medical CBRNe Disaster Training and Mock Drill at Basavatarakam Indo-American Cancer Hospital and Research Institute, Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh) India           Introduction Americares India Foundation had organized and conducted a training course and a mock drill for a possible CBRNe (Chemical, Biological, Radiation and Nuclear) disaster at the Basavatarakam Indo-American […]