An inspirational couple reforming healthcare in India
The Sapta Rishi Charitable Trust was set up in 2007 by two doctors
from Manchester, a couple with long careers in medicine and medical
research. They are focusing on improving healthcare in India, with
a specific aim to support the Sapta Rishi Hospital in Jabalpur
The long term plans for the hospital are to focus on three
specific areas of healthcare: family planning, neonatal and
childcare and diabetes. They hope that the work will have an impact
not only locally, but also throughout the country.
How we supported the project
We were approached to assist with the couple’s ambitious plans
and recommended a CAF Charitable Trust as the right strategic
vehicle to build their vision, allowing them to plan and raise
funds for a future which has the potential to change many lives.
One of the most significant causes of the problems that exist in
India is overpopulation, which, despite a reduction in the rate of
population growth, has increased to 1.22 billion.
Family planning therefore remains a priority. Smaller family
sizes have the potential to improve the health, economic welfare,
quality of life and educational standards not only of the family,
in particular women, but also of the community and ultimately of
the state. The couple work to improve maternity services, reduce
gynaecological disease, improve early diagnosis of cancer and
improve the general prevention of the disease.
The trust has also been focusing its support on the education,
early diagnosis and treatment of diabetes. In India, the incidence
of diabetes is significantly higher than that in the UK, and no
organised care exists.
We are inspired by the couple behind this vital work and remain
committed to supporting other clients with challenging projects
such as these.
For more advice on how we can help you realise your giving
objectives through the CAF Charitable Trust, please call 03000