Dr Swapnil Mane ( Founder & Managing Director )
It takes a compassionate heart to selflessly serve people and it takes courage and leadership skills to make those compassionate thoughts a reality. Dr. Swapnil Mane, the founder and president of Dr Mane Medical Foundation and Research Center is the personification of these qualities. With numerous medical degrees and patents under his name, Mr Mane is leading the movement that aims to eradicate cancer from rural India. He was the driving force behind the establishment of the Saidham Cancer Hospital which caters to the medical needs of patients. Born in the village of Songaon in Rural India, Mr Mane was well aware of the difficulties faced by the rural population with regards to seeking medical treatment. The lack of awareness among the people and the poor health infrastructure made him realise the need for a dedicated body that brings about real changes. During his journey, he realized that apart from the dangers of cancer itself, the inability to fight the illness due to a severe lack of funds was an equal threat. Thus, the team at Dr Mane Medical Foundation also initiated fundraisers on behalf of the patients. With ‘Prevention is better than cure’ being his dictum, he has been creating awareness among adults and children in association with the National Cancer Control Programme of WHO, emphasising on a healthy lifestyle and personal hygiene together with early symptoms of cancer. In addition to these philanthropic and medical endeavours, Dr Mane is also actively involved in Cancer Research and aims to use his knowledge for the benefit of society at large.
1500 people lose the battle against cancer every day. 28 lakhs are affected each year. These heart-wrenching numbers can be attributed to the poor health infrastructure of the country, especially in rural areas and the lack of awareness among people.
Aware of this grim reality, Mr Swapnil Mane started one of the first rural cancer projects in India by establishing the Dr Mane Medical Foundation & Research Centre and the Saidham Cancer Hospital in 2011 with a vision to make India Cancer free.
The objectives of this movement are early detection of the disease, appropriate and timely intervention and follow up.
The project is said to benefit more than 1 million poor people in 100 villages of Ahmednagar district. In 9 years, the foundation has conducted more than 233 cancer awareness and detection camps and performed more than 1500 surgeries at minimal costs for the underprivileged cancer patients of rural areas who neither had access to quality healthcare facilities nor had the resources to afford treatment in big cities.
The trust is recognised as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. The awareness programmes conducted by the NGO emphasise on the life-threatening effects of tobacco abuse, active and passive smoking and carcinogens. They try to educate the population on the importance of a healthy lifestyle including dietary habits, exercise and personal hygiene.
Dr Mane along with his hardworking and motivated team, aim to decrease the mortality rate by primary prevention, early detection, palliative care and provision of required treatment.
The NGO hopes to fulfil its goals of serving mankind by propagating their message at national and international levels, spreading awareness among communities and joining hands with like-minded and equally compassionate people.
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1500 people lose the battle against cancer every day. 28 lakhs are affected each year. These heart-wrenching numbers can be attributed to the poor health infrastructure of the country, especially in rural areas and the lack of awareness among people. Aware of this grim reality, Mr Swapnil Mane started one…Read MoreSUPPORT