Billion Hearts Beating Foundation is a not-for -profit founded in 2010
by Apollo Hospitals. The organization serves the most neglected
healthcare needs of citizens, supporting those who may not have access
to quality care, medicines, and medical knowledge. It works on the
bedrock of empathy, dignity, and respect, focusing on prevention and
151 senior care homes
680 health camps conducted
13,200 people trained in BLS
115,000 people served
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Billion Hearts Beating Foundation is registered in India under section
12A and is covered under the Income Tax Act of 80G which allows 50%
exemption to donors. It has also acquired the FCRA certificate which
allows us to accept foreign donations.
Vision & Mission
Billion Hearts Beating Foundation, working under the umbrella of the
Apollo Foundation, hopes to create a healthy India, by touching a
billion lives through healthcare. We serve society’s most neglected
needs, with empathy, dignity, and respect.
Homes that care for seniors are provided with assistance: free monthly
medication, basic healthcare equipment, and nutritious dry rations
Project Aushad enables the elderly to live with dignity. In tandem
with their doctors, we assess the needs of every resident in the
senior care homes we adopt. A patient ID is assigned, and monthly
prescription medicines are provided based on the lists from each home.
In times of crisis, such as during the lockdowns during the COVID-19
pandemic, monthly ration kits have also been offered. Through Project
Aushad, we hope to address the physical, mental and emotional
wellbeing of the senior population across India.
Institutes that serve the public are offered courses around basic life
support (BLS) for their members to be better first responders
Project Prashikshan supports those in public and social service. We
provide basic life support (BLS) courses, both online and offline.
These are designed for participants to recognize life-threatening
emergencies in a safe, timely, and effective manner. The course
imparts cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training and first aid
skills. Participants in the police force, NCC cadets, students from
Bharat Scouts and Guides, and others responsible for society’s safety,
take part. A certificate of participation is provided once
participants pass the assessment.
Organizations that work towards humanitarian causes are offered
periodic free health camps to assess and review residents' health.
Project Suraksha provides essential medical relief, in times of
natural disaster, emergency situations, and through the course of
regular life, to hospitals and healthcare workers.
Health camps and health awareness workshops: We screen, diagnose, and
organize conversations around non-communicable diseases, especially
those related to lifestyle.
Emergency relief: We send out ambulances and emergency medication
during natural disasters, across the country. Temporary medical
centres are also established.
Community daycare centres: We offer nutritious food, medical
treatment, and prescription medicines to people in mofussil areas, to
ensure a better quality of life.
Emergency care centres: We set up centres at places of public
importance and high traffic, to provide immediate critical care, so
people can access life-saving medical care.
Under Project Suraksha, BHB organizes camps in 2 formats (pop-up and
a) those who are particularly marginalized and do not have access to
basic healthcare, like the most recent one we did with the trans
community in Chennai, with the promise of free medicines and regular
b) those who come to places of high traffic (such as religious places)
and need medical help, especially since they travel long distances on