Health is Wealth

Among the leading cause of death among women, breast cancer contributes to the highest percentage. As per the World Health Organisation (WHO) report, one in every 12 women are linked to have the risk of a breast abnormality. Indian women have only about 50% chance of survival and early diagnosis is the only remedy to decrease mortality rates. NIRAMAI, a novel breast cancer screening solution provides a radiation free breast cancer screening solution that is more accessible and helps in detecting breast cancer at a much earlier stage.
In collaboration with NIRMAI, we conducted a breast cancer awareness session with a screening camp was organised for the HGH beneficiaries.

Fathima, 28, who is part of our tailoring programme at Hallegudhahalli says, “I attended the cancer screening camp before classes and that was the first time I heard about breast cancer, its causes and symptoms. When I went through the screening, the doctors told me that I have certain symptoms of breast cancer and they advised me to take further tests. I feared what my results might be. A few days later, the doctors followed up asking if I had taken the tests and when I told them about my fears, they assured me that it is best to get the tests done. Oasis staff accompanied me to do the tests and thankfully the reports were normal. Now I encourage others like me to take the tests instead of living in fear. I want to thank Oasis India for empowering us.”

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Dear friends and patrons,As 2022 draws to a close, I would like for us to look back at a year that heralded in new directions for Oasis India: year one of the 5-year strategic plan of new partnerships, a year of social enterprise, and organisational sustainability.While it was certainly challenging in many ways, it also showed how strong our commitment to the vision and mission are as an organisation – be it as board members, supporters, members of senior management, the national leadership team, or project staff.We can take pride in the fact that we resumed the annual Mukthi Bike Challenge this year, launched Oasis India’s 5-year strategic plan for 2022–2027, and started a new integrated community empowerment project in Assam—Oasis Academy Guwahati and Football for Life (FFL). We also initiated potential partnership discussions with PCI-Mizoram for anti-human trafficking and Thrive for Good under food security, etc. These great achievements lays the foundation for our work in the upcoming new year.There were notable life-changing stories of beneficiaries in each of Oasis India’s hubs and the many other challenges we overcame as a team. Successes achieved in a time when we were forced to adapt to very adverse circumstances So, I want to thank all our staff for the hard work and commitment they have shown over the past year. Our combined strength is what makes us flourish as an organisation.Thank you, our supporters, for walking this journey of growth and development hand in hand with us. As you celebrate Christmas with friends and family, I hope you will look back on the year with the same sense of accomplishment and joy that we all feel at Oasis India.I wish you and your family a happy Christmas season and a prosperous 2023! Best regards,Mangneo LhungdimExecutive Director,Oasis India