Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI)
Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) is National not-for-profit organization, working in health education sector since 1986, with a mission to promote preventive health care education amongst common masses in the country and world through replicable low-cost education modules. (www.heartcarefoundation.org)
Amongst other key achievements, HCFI is the only NGO in the country on whose community based health education events, Government of India has released two commemorative national stamps ( Rs one in 1991 on run for the heart and Rs 6.50 in 1993 on heart care festival- first perfect health mela)and one Cancellation stamp ( February 2012, first mega health camp at Ajmer)]
.Besides, the foundation has many firsts in the country, in the field of preventive health care education for masse. Key among these are: First ever public conference on Heart Care in Delhi in 1988, First World conference on Cardiology and workshop on Color Doppler Echocardiography in India in 1987(Inaugurated by Late President Giani Zail Singh), First-ever Run for Your Heart in India in December 1991(Flagged of by then Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Sh P. V. Narsimah Rao), First ever Walkathon on HIV-AIDS 18th in November 1994 and first ever Perfect Health Parade and Dil Ka Darbar etc.
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