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Regd. Date:    06-12-1989 vide Regd. No :    ER586/89

Chief Functionary : Miss Alphine Joseph

Located in City : Cochin of Kerala State, India.
Address NGO Address : International Medical Association, Service Centre, Shenoy Road, SRRA 44, Kaloor, Cochin 682 017

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Phone Phone : 0484-2345975
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Email Email : amicochin@gmail.com
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NGO Activities : International Medical Association, Ekm started its activities in the year 1971 with a vision to provide preventive and curative medicine to the poor slum dwellers and other economically backward people in and around Cochin City through mobile clinics with special emphasis on early detection and treatment of Leprosy and Tuberculosis. Early detection and treatment means freedom from deformity and people can lead a dignified life in the society. In 1982 this project was accepted by the Health Dep. of the Government of Kerala and it was integrated to NLEP. We work in collaboration with DLO of the Ernakulam District Hospital. Great progress has been achieved in this field. The prevalence rate which was 6.16 per ten thousand in the year 1985 came down to 0.01 in the year 2000.From the year 1990 there was no deformity case in the project area of IMA Ekm. Almost all the patients who contacted leprosy disease are fully recovered and integrated into the society. The Urban Poverty Alleviation Department of the Corporation of Cochin conducted a project with the support of DFID and our organization participated in this urban poverty reduction project as a nodal agency. The main activities were to prepare the community for an attitudinal change from dependency to self reliance, build up a positive self image among the self help group through training, counseling and frequent interactions. Health education and women empowerment programes were also part of it. Other main activity is on CBR and Psycho-social disabilities/ mental Health. Persons with such problem are identified and referred for specialist consultation. Thereafter they are followed up by family visit, provision of specialist medicines, counseling for family members and checking on the regularity of medicine intake. This program started in the year 2003 and we found that the quality of their life improved, they became more productive, the dependency decreased and the family accepts the person in the house. Based on our experience a paper presentation was done by our organization in the first Asia Pacific CBR Congress in Bangkok in February 2010 on CBR and mental health. We are also engaged in the education of differently abled and other vulnerable children with poor family background and other socio economic problems.
NGO ID : 15598241311
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