Who We Are
Lok Seva Sangam (LSS) is a voluntary agency, registered in February 1976 under the Societies Registration Act . The organization's initial purpose was aimed at leprosy control and the welfare of leprosy patients in the urban area of Mumbai. Leprosy control and welfare activities had been started in 1969 at Janata Colony, Mankhurd (now Cheeta Camp) and at Chunabhatti slum where the incidence of leprosy is very high. In 1976, LSS took up the responsibility for leprosy control in "L" Ward (Kurla area) which has a population of over 300,000 people.
The main aspects of the control program are: Survey, Education and Treatment (SET). Baiganwadi slum is so far from the economic development, where India is currently competing with the developed world; here the poor are still becoming poorer. The project of Emmaus Swiss aims at empowering these people of Baiganwadi:
- To raise themselves at least to a level where they might get a chance to develop themselves.
- To have a right to access health care services.
- To get a knowledge to approach where and when in periods of severe health crisis caused by TB-HIV.