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Organization Contact Information

Name: Indian Development Foundation
Street 1: L 10/ 3 & 4 Jal Ratan Deep
Street 2: Bangur Nagar, Goregaon West
City: Mumbai
Province: Maharashtra
Post Code: 400104
Country: India
Phone: +91-22-28762008
Organization Email:
Web Site:
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr
First Name: Narayan
Last Name: Iyer
Title: CEO & National Co-ordinator
Phone: +91-9819131388

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr.
First Name: A.R.K.
Last Name: Pillai
Title: Founder President

General Information

Board Constituency: Developing Country NGO
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
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Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Other Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
Organization Description:
Indian Development Foundation (formerly Indian Leprosy Foundation) is a leading national NGO working for health, education and rural development. With over 3 decades of service in leprosy eradication programme, IDF is committed to stopping Tuberculosis. Health programmes includes, leprosy, TB, HIV-AIDS, Cancer and Blindness. Education includes sponsorship for poor handicapped children, adult education. Development includes village development.
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Specializations / Areas of Work

Delivery of health services and care
Funding, including innovative and optimized approach to funding TB Care
Research and Development
Technical Assistance

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 26 - 50
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 11 - 25
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Stop TB communications
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who:
Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Involvement in Stop TB Working Groups
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: India
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: Yes
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
Indian Development Foundation has TB programmes in its expanded focus in the health area. IDF’s excellent communication strategy helped in reaching the masses to create an effective awareness on TB. IDF teams and volunteers visited a large number of schools, colleges, tutorials, Business-Schools, IB Schools, NSS-NCC volunteers to spread the message on TB through audio-visual presentation and interactive sessions. Such awareness programmes are part of IDF’s activities; it got further geared up in full swing to reach several millions of population in India. Campaigns are continued in various rural and urban areas, villages, hamlets and slum pockets through talks, skits, street plays, posters, competitions, pamphlet distribution and supporting the efforts of the government health programmes.
IDF reached millions to create awareness on TB by networking with various NGOs, Schools, Colleges, Lions Clubs, Rotary Clubs, Hospitals/ Dispensaries/ PHCs/ Municipalities, Utility Centers, Post Offices, Banks, Insurance companies and other public places; like, Business Schools, Engineering Colleges, Nursing Institutes, Business Houses, Industries and corporate sectors, Public Transport division like state-run buses, auto rickshaws and railways.
Indian Development Foundation has been successful in getting endorsement from Grand Master Vishwanathan Anand - Cricket Legend Anil Kumble - India's No.1 Women's Boxing Champion MARY KOM and Tennis Legend LEANDER PAES on the occasion of World TB Day. The icons in their message have complimented the efforts of IDF and its volunteers in disseminating the TB awareness message to millions. IDF has designed a multi-lingual World TB Day poster which has been widely circulated in India.
Orchid Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Ltd. supported IDF TB awareness programme and helped in sponsoring 5.5 million short messages (SMS) through mobile network. Many people responded to the message and sought vital information for TB care and control.
Dominos Pizza India Ltd through its teeming volunteers joined IDF in creating awareness across India.
The TB awareness programme in educational institutions in India is a ongoing programme of IDF.

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: India
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)


Please tell us how your organization will contribute to the Global Plan to Stop TB by briefly describing its involvement in any of the areas of work listed below:

TB Care Delivery:
Creating massive awareness among millions in India through large IDF teams designated to carry out TB awareness talks in schools, colleges, educational institutes, management - business schools, communities, housing colonies, banks, insurance cos, industries, religious places etc., including inaccessible villages and rural areas by IDF team

Drug-Resistant TB:
Educating the public on the hazards of improper - inadequate - insufficient - irregular and interrupted treatment schedules in all places in India.

Educating the public on the hazards of improper - inadequate - insufficient - irregular and interrupted treatment schedules in all places in India. Informing about the oppportunistic possibilities of HIV-AIDS.

Laboratory Strengthening:
Supporting networking projects in India, through hospitals, health-clinics etc.

New Diagnostics:
Educating and prompting people to go for regular check-ups and promoting mass scale awareness programmes.

New TB Drugs:
Keeping updated on the new drug possibilities through WHO and StopTB Partnership News.

New TB Vaccines:
Keeping updated on the new vaccines possibilities through WHO and StopTB Partnership News.

Fundamental Research:
We have not been able to keep pace on this.

We have not been able to keep pace on this.


Declaration of interests:
We as a committed group are fully aware of the danger inherent in escallation of TB. It is in our interest and global interest to make people aware of the scientific facts of TB through designated groups and in a scientific programmed manner to reach all sections of the public and all walks of life in rural and urban areas, thickly populated slums are also covered. IDF has employed several groups including staff members, IDF team, part-time volunteers, social ambassadors, a large number of student volunteers totalling a million. We also employ teachers in various schools and colleges to promote general information about TB so that the public are aware of the danger. Similar talks are given to vulnerable groups, like factory workers, farm workers etc. We hope increase our efforts with the improvement infrastructure and resources. We are committed to support StopTB Partnership.

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Last updated: June 16, 2014