Ekam believes that no child should be denied the right to healthcare based on their socioeconomic status. Through Ekam’s Save the Child project, the organization receives regular requests for immediate life-saving medical support.

    Each year, thousands of children are referred to Ekam through the organization’s field staff screening program, hospital referrals, medical camps, and social media. Ekam also has a vast network of trained nurses, community health centers, and community health workers who help to identify children in need of treatment. Requests for support are also received through Ekam’s 24/7 helpline.

    How EKAM USA works

    Ekam works diligently to establish networks with government and private hospitals to provide immediate hospitalization support to children and mothers in need, at minimal or no cost to the patient. Once patients are referred to Ekam, the organization creates a patient profile on the Ekam database, identifies appropriate lines of treatment, facilitates treatment, and discharges patients after their parents/guardians receive counseling on how to properly care for them. Post-discharge, Ekam continues to follow up with families to ensure that they are complying with doctor recommendations.

    All medical expenses for patients are paid for through state government insurance schemes or financial support from donors. Ekam also provides children admitted in under-resourced government hospitals with proper treatment through established relationships with low-cost labs and medicine suppliers. If these resources are unavailable, Ekam reaches out to private healthcare providers, and in the rare case that Ekam is not able to provide support, they refer patients to other organizations.