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Kishore Chandra Prasad Research Foundation is an Indian NGO based in Bangalore. Since 2011, KCPRF has assisted over 3,000 patients with Head & Neck diseases providing them free surgeries or financial assistance to access the best possible healthcare options.

 

The KCP Research Foundation operates in Karnataka through 10 delegations where the presence of volunteers is highly active. The Core Committee monitors progress across projects and the Scientific Committee monitors research and defines guidelines. KCPRF also carries out awareness raising activities in all levels of schools regarding health matters, prevention, solidarity and volunteering. Furthermore, KCPRF is currently participating in two Government of India projects on hearing and health and improvement strategies to raise the quality of cancer care. At a local level, awareness and fund-raising initiatives and the provision of logistics necessary to home healthcare are under the competence of the Delegations. 

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Under the 'Health for Humanity' Project, 10 medical camps are organised each year across the state of Karnataka by a group of volunteering health professionals supported by our sponsors and donors. Over 10,000 patients have availed of free medical check ups over the many camps conducted since the inception of the Foundation. The professional work force of the Foundation includes volunteering doctors, nurses, psychologists, nutritionists, physiotherapists, pharmacists, health workers and support staff. Over 50 active volunteers in fundraising activities necessary to financially sustain the work of the doctors. KCPRF is also strongly committed to cancer prevention in the Head & Neck areas with emphasis on early detection.

 

Since the inception of the 'Operation Sunshine' Project in 2012, over 200 patients with cancers of the Oral cavity, Oropharynx, Larynx ,Thyroid, Paranasal sinuses and the Skull Base have been operated upon free of cost. Over 2 crore worth of surgeries have been done free of cost. Over 10 medical centers across the state have offered institutional support to this program including the Government of Karnataka.

 

The 'Go, Fight, Win' Project launched in 2015 offers community support outreach to cancer patients/survivors and carries out prevention campaigns at health facilities (that offer their location free of charge to KCPRF), in KCPRF clinics, as well as the mobile clinics – the 'GO, FIGHT, WIN' BUS. The vehicle, equipped with the latest diagnostic equipment (digital X-ray, ultrasound and videodermatoscope) allows health professionals to perform preventive visits throughout the state.

 

The 'Gift A Hearing' Project launched in 2018 offers financial assistance to the underprivileged children and adults who are in need of expensive hearing solutions like hearing aids, cochlear implants, auditory brainstem implants, bone anchored hearing implants and active middle ear implants. Surgeries of such implantation are done free of cost by a team of world renowned ENT surgeons.

 

The 'Learn to Love to Learn' Project launched in 2018 is targeted at training young doctor specialists (Neurosurgeons, ENT surgeons, Maxillofacial Surgeons) in the latest techniques and nuances in surgery of the Head, Neck, Skull Base, Face and Brain. The training programs include cadaveric dissection and live surgical hands on training organised by a group of experts across the country. The flagship program is the World Skull Base Fellowship Diploma in Skull Base Surgery organised in Bangalore each year that is hugely popular.

 

The 'Tomorrow Inside' Project launched in 2020 is focused on initiating cutting edge research in the science of Head & Neck pathosis. The project aims to undertake basic science research including molecular biology and genetic studies in the field of head & neck cancer and hearing.