United Way Mumbai (UWM) has worked with 7,00,000+ unaware vulnerable community groups such as commercial sex workers, truck drivers, scrap yard workers, barbers, pregnant women, women in child bearing ages, etc. across Mumbai since 2010 for education, prevention and treatment of Hepatitis B and C. UWM through its projects ‘Yuvroshni’ (‘yuva’ meaning youth and ‘roshni’ meaning light) and ‘Pahal; (initiative) and SEHAT (health), brings together key stakeholders such as public healthcare systems, municipal corporations, college youth, education institutions, local community based organisations, corporates and the community to ensure a sustained and far reaching impact. Youth, the integral stakeholders played a pivotal role in the widespread sensitization of vulnerable community groups.
Aligning to the findings of a global survey commissioned by the World Hepatitis Alliance, United Way Mumbai’s efforts have focused on addressing four major barriers to diagnosis Hepatitis B and C
United Way Mumbai (UWM) is a part of 130+ year old United Way movement spanning 41 countries across the world. Our mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities to advance the common good. We work closely with a network of 400+ NGOs and a large number of corporates for their CSR programmes, workplace giving campaigns and other events. This includes designing of CSR policy and strategies, due diligence of NGO partners, programme implementation, employee volunteering, impact assessments and financial and programmatic reporting. Over the past 16 years, we have partnered with over 300 companies and over 1, 00,000 individual donors investing close to INR 3120 million for community development projects.