The Halcrow Foundation is funding the salaries of two doctors for a period of three years at the Savera Association medical centre in Delhi, India. This will allow the centre to improve and expand medical services to patients living in some of the city’s poorest communities.
The Savera Association is an Indian non-governmental organisation focusing on primary healthcare, education and female empowerment. It was established in 1997 by a small group of women to improve the lives of people living in slum areas in Delhi, and now runs a medical outpatients’ centre, a pre-school and gives vocational training to local women. The organisation reaches over 400 people a day through its successful health and education programmes.
The Halcrow Foundation has supported the Savera Association since 2011, helping fund its vital work providing medical care and primary education. The two doctors, whose salaries will be funded by the Halcrow Foundation for three years, work alongside trained nurses at the medical centre where they provide outpatient medical facilities for over 2,500 patients a month, mainly women and children. Dental, gynaecological, ophthalmic and other clinics are available at the centre and also through mobile vans that visit patients in the slums.