• #3-689, Nagari Street, Srikalahasti, Chittor Dt, A.P, India.
  • +91 08578 222441
  • steps.ngo@gmail.com

About Founder

She is organizing Health camps and Awareness camps to provide clinical services to the people, directly in their places, instead of people going to the hospital. She strengthened referral system and follow up of complicated cases. If any rural or slum people approach her for organizing health camp in their area, she is responding and arranging camps.

Notable achievement is, she has created awareness and motivation among the Schedule Castes and Schedule Tribes community living in slums and now they are approaching the UHC voluntarily for the family planning operations. UHC getting A grade every year and her Best Doctor award given by the Government indicates her involvement and dedication in her work.

In addition to providing clinical services, she is protecting human rights of key population. When PLHAs were deserted by their family members, she is giving counseling to their family members for accepting them. She has motivated the women and adolescent girls to form and enroll as members in Mahila Aarogya Sangams (MAS).She arranged income generation training programs for the MAS members and adolescent girls to improve their economic condition.

Legal Assistance: As a member of Lok Adalat, Srikalahasti in association with Mandal Legal Literacy Authority and local lawyers organizing legal literacy camps in slums and villages with a special focus to provide legal assistance and knowledge to the deprived section. She solved many complicated cases of women by arbitration. The deprived women were provided with necessary guidance and legal assistance. Counseling services were initiated to guide, support and solve the problems being encountered by the women at home like Violence, exploitation, gender bias, dowry deaths. She is involved in prevention of child marriages, dowry deaths, trafficking and harassment of adolescents and women in Srikalahasti and surrounding villages.

She led the Anti arrack agitation in Srikalahasti. When most of the people were dying due to consumption of cheap liquor, she motivated the people and led agitation. Organized rallies and meetings till closure of the illegal cheap liquor manufacturing units and shops.

As a District Member to prevent women foeticide, she prevented the detection and disclosure of sex of fetus by the diagnostic laboratories.

Her main aim is to provide health services to poor people and protect the rights of women and adolescent girls in the society.

Awards & Recognition

A. She was awarded the “Global Health Advocate of the year 2007” by the Malaria Foundation International, Georgia USA

B. Awarded the “Best Medical Officer” by the Dept of Medical & Health Chittoor District, Andhra Pradesh state, India.

C. She was nominated 5 times for Jonathan Mann Award for Global Health and Human Rights by Global Health Council.

D. She was nominated 5 times for Best Practices in Global Health Award by Global Health Council.

E. Appreciation letters was given by Sri Kalahastieeswara swamy Temple for her health services rendered to the Pilgrims during Mahasivarathri festivals every year

Contributed to the writing and development of “Clinical Management of Sexually Transmitted Infections in Resource poor settings – A Comprehensive Guide for Clinicians” published by International HIV/AIDS Alliance, UK.

Other Important roles:

Project Director: STEPS TI Project
Medical officer: STEPS Urban health centre Srikalahasti
Member: Lok Adalat committee, Srikalahasti
Member: Indian Medical Association,
Member: Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Society of India,
Member: Rotary International Club, Srikalahasti,
Member: International AIDS Society,
Member: International Society for Infectious Diseases.
Community coordinator: International Candle light Memorial.
STEPS Focal person: The Partnership For Maternal New Born & Child Health,
STEPS Representative: Global Health Council, Washington DC, USA

Template Settings Panel

Theme Colors
Layout Styles
Bakground Pictures