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Fernandez started as a two-bed maternity clinic in 1948

From the beginning, the hospital has stood for ethical values and a commitment to unbiased care

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These strong principles remained with us when we were a private hospital and when we turned a full tilt and became a not-for-profit foundation.

To date, we continue to provide compassionate care to all, irrespective of background, resources, and ability to pay. We strongly believe in supporting causes that align with our core work to help improve access to health and enhance the quality of life in our communities.

Fernandez started as a two-bed maternity clinic in 1948

From the beginning, the hospital has stood for ethical values and a commitment to unbiased care

These strong principles remained with us when we were a private hospital and when we turned a full tilt and became a not-for-profit foundation.

To date, we continue to provide compassionate care to all, irrespective of background, resources, and ability to pay. We strongly believe in supporting causes that align with our core work to help improve access to health and enhance the quality of life in our communities.

Our Corporate
Social Responsibility (CSR)
projects include:


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Voice for Girls

Fernandez Foundation supports Voice4Girls in engaging and empowering adolescent girls and boys.

India is home to more adolescents than anywhere in the world, there are a total of 243 million adolescents (22 per cent of the population). Despite representing a large proportion of the population, adolescents are largely invisible as citizens, excluded from decisions that affect them and have limited access to information. They also have limited opportunities to acquire and share knowledge and to actively participate in decision-making processes.

With the rapid changes in the demography, adolescents will constitute the largest section of the population in the coming decades.

In the Indian context, adolescence can be especially difficult for a variety of socio-economic, physical, cultural, religious, and psychological factors that are unique to adolescents in India. This can have devastating impacts on their physical health, education, social standing, and mental well-being.

Fernandez Foundation supports Voice4Girls in

  • Engaging and empowering 300 adolescent girls by providing critical knowledge around health, safety, rights, careers, and future planning to girls from marginalised communities.
  • Engaging with 200 adolescent boys by addressing their health and social developmental needs of the adolescents and forming allies with them to support the empowerment of adolescent girls.

The expected outcomes of the programme are:

  • Girls will practice safe menstrual hygiene measures.
  • Enhanced capacities of adolescent girls and boys to negotiate/advocate for their rights.
  • Improved understanding of the rights available to them and identifying rights violations.
  • Enhanced understanding of the linkages between lack of knowledge and skills among adolescent girls and boys with gender inequality existing in the community.
  • Manage conflicts and learn to keep themselves safe.
  • Get exposed to new concepts, perspectives, and role models.
  • Be active participants in their lives, communities, and futures.

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Our Corporate
Social Responsibility (CSR)
projects include:


Voice for Girls

Fernandez Foundation supports Voice4Girls in engaging and empowering adolescent girls and boys.

India is home to more adolescents than anywhere in the world, there are a total of 243 million adolescents (22 per cent of the population). Despite representing a large proportion of the population, adolescents are largely invisible as citizens, excluded from decisions that affect them and have limited access to information. They also have limited opportunities to acquire and share knowledge and to actively participate in decision-making processes.

With the rapid changes in the demography, adolescents will constitute the largest section of the population in the coming decades.

In the Indian context, adolescence can be especially difficult for a variety of socio-economic, physical, cultural, religious, and psychological factors that are unique to adolescents in India. This can have devastating impacts on their physical health, education, social standing, and mental well-being.

Fernandez Foundation supports Voice4Girls in

  • Engaging and empowering 300 adolescent girls by providing critical knowledge around health, safety, rights, careers, and future planning to girls from marginalised communities.
  • Engaging with 200 adolescent boys by addressing their health and social developmental needs of the adolescents and forming allies with them to support the empowerment of adolescent girls.

The expected outcomes of the programme are:

  • Girls will practice safe menstrual hygiene measures.
  • Enhanced capacities of adolescent girls and boys to negotiate/advocate for their rights.
  • Improved understanding of the rights available to them and identifying rights violations.
  • Enhanced understanding of the linkages between lack of knowledge and skills among adolescent girls and boys with gender inequality existing in the community.
  • Manage conflicts and learn to keep themselves safe.
  • Get exposed to new concepts, perspectives, and role models.
  • Be active participants in their lives, communities, and futures.

View more

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Pain Relief and Palliative Care Society, Hyderabad


Fernandez Foundation supports Pain Relief and Palliative Care Society, Hyderabad in running the 10-bed children’s hospice, ‘Mandara Hospice’.

The Pain Relief and Palliative Care Society, Hyderabad provides palliative care and end-of-life care for patients living with terminal illnesses like cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. Fernandez Foundation is supporting the society in running the 10-bed children’s hospice, ‘Mandara Hospice’. The Hospice admits about 150-200 children in a year and serves as a ‘cocoon’ for the parents and families of these children. Apart from free medical care and medicines, food for all the family members is also provided. On any given date about 200 children are registered in the home care programme.

Pain Relief and Palliative Care Society, Hyderabad

Fernandez Foundation supports Pain Relief and Palliative Care Society, Hyderabad in running the 10-bed children’s hospice, ‘Mandara Hospice’.

The Pain Relief and Palliative Care Society, Hyderabad provides palliative care and end-of-life care for patients living with terminal illnesses like cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. Fernandez Foundation is supporting the society in running the 10-bed children’s hospice, ‘Mandara Hospice’. The Hospice admits about 150-200 children in a year and serves as a ‘cocoon’ for the parents and families of these children. Apart from free medical care and medicines, food for all the family members is also provided. On any given date about 200 children are registered in the home care programme.

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Midwife-led Care Unit at Area Hospital, Vanasthalipuram

Fernandez Foundation works with WHO, UNICEF and other non-profits and educational institutions to train midwives and improve the quality of maternity care in India’s public health system.

Fernandez Foundation was conferred the status of the first National Midwifery Training Institute (NMTI) by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. To establish and promote midwifery-led care in a healthcare setting, it is imperative to have a midwife-led care unit (MLU) for the midwives to support low-risk mothers to have normal births.

An MLU is a place that is usually set up alongside a maternity unit offering care to healthy women with straightforward pregnancies in which midwives take primary professional responsibility for care.

The Foundation is supporting the setting up of an Alongside Midwifery Unit (AMU) at the
Area Hospital at Vanasthalipuram, Hyderabad. The AMU support all low-risk mothers during
labour and birth, medical diagnostic, and treatment services, including obstetric, neonatal,
and anaesthetic care.

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Midwife-led Care Unit at Area Hospital, Vanasthalipuram

Fernandez Foundation works with WHO, UNICEF and other non-profits and educational institutions to train midwives and improve the quality of maternity care in India’s public health system.

Fernandez Foundation was conferred the status of the first National Midwifery Training Institute (NMTI) by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. To establish and promote midwifery-led care in a healthcare setting, it is imperative to have a midwife-led care unit (MLU) for the midwives to support low-risk mothers to have normal births.

An MLU is a place that is usually set up alongside a maternity unit offering care to healthy women with straightforward pregnancies in which midwives take primary professional responsibility for care.

The Foundation is supporting the setting up of an Alongside Midwifery Unit (AMU) at the
Area Hospital at Vanasthalipuram, Hyderabad. The AMU support all low-risk mothers during
labour and birth, medical diagnostic, and treatment services, including obstetric, neonatal,
and anaesthetic care.

View more

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Happy School Programme

Fernandez Foundation partnered with Rotary Foundation India for the Happy School Programme at Ravindra Model High School, Sadasivpet through Rotary Club of Lake District, Moinabad (RCLD).

The Rotary Club of Lake District Moinabad (RCLD) is a team of industry leaders working together to serve different communities.

Happy School Programme aims to provide/upgrade the infrastructural and co-scholastic facilities in state funded schools, to make them safe, secure, and happy learning places for students and teachers. A positive and a cheerful school environment with all basic-infrastructure present can increase student enrolment, yield better attendance which leads to higher retention and improves concentration which leads to better learning outcome among students.

RCLD, Moinabad identified that Ravinder Model school, Sadasivapet has shortfall in basic amenities and decided to provide the below list of items to benefits to more than 300 School children.

  • Library for School Children
  • Sports Material
  • Shoes
  • CCTV Cameras
  • Computer

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Happy School Programme

Fernandez Foundation partnered with Rotary Foundation India for the Happy School Programme at Ravindra Model High School, Sadasivpet through Rotary Club of Lake District, Moinabad (RCLD).

The Rotary Club of Lake District Moinabad (RCLD) is a team of industry leaders working together to serve different communities.

Happy School Programme aims to provide/upgrade the infrastructural and co-scholastic facilities in state funded schools, to make them safe, secure, and happy learning places for students and teachers. A positive and a cheerful school environment with all basic-infrastructure present can increase student enrolment, yield better attendance which leads to higher retention and improves concentration which leads to better learning outcome among students.

RCLD, Moinabad identified that Ravinder Model school, Sadasivapet has shortfall in basic amenities and decided to provide the below list of items to benefits to more than 300 School children.

  • Library for School Children
  • Sports Material
  • Shoes
  • CCTV Cameras
  • Computer

View more

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Little Sisters of the Poor in India


Fernandez Foundation supports Little Sisters of the Poor in India, a not-for-profit established in 1903 at Secunderabad

The elderly home for senior citizens houses men and women above the age of 65 years at no cost, and provides them with shelter, care, security, food, clothing, medical care, and “Love” – there by creating a happy, homely, and healthy environment for them.

Little Sisters of the Poor in India

Fernandez Foundation supports Little Sisters of the Poor in India a not-for-profit established in 1903 at Secunderabad.

The elderly home for senior citizens houses men and women above the age of 65 years at no cost, and provides them with shelter, care, security, food, clothing, medical care, and “Love” – there by creating a happy, homely, and healthy environment for them.

Beyond CSR

Beyond CSR

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Nurse Practitioner and Midwife (NPM) Project

Fernandez Foundation supports the training of midwives in public health facilities to provide quality maternal, newborn and child healthcare in the State of Telangana

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) dated 21 November 2020 for midwifery training was signed by the Government College of Nursing, Bhoiguda, Secunderabad, The Commissioner of Health & Family Welfare and Mission Director, NHM – Government of Telangana and the Fernandez Foundation.

This collaboration aims to achieve the following objectives:

General

To support the provision of quality maternal, newborn and child healthcare in the State
of Telangana through the training, accreditation, and deployment of a nurse practitioner
midwives into the state’s health care system.

Specific

  1. To provide required technical, infrastructure and logistic support to assist the state in initiating the training programme that is in line with the guidelines of the International Confederation of Midwives and Indian Nursing Council, with the goal of complete ownership by the state public health system.
  2. To provide required technical and logistic support to the initial recruitment of candidates for the Nurse Practitioner Midwifery programme and Nurse Practitioner Midwifery Educators programme.
  3. To assist in the establishment of sanctioned roles in midwifery and integrate these roles into the provision of healthcare delivery.
  4. To provide a structure for a professional incentive programme and a proposed system for career progression.
  5. To assist in the sensitisation of existing health staff of the training facilities and the facilities to which the midwives will be deployed.
  6. To provide required technical and logistic support throughout the deployment of the Nurse Practitioner Midwifery graduates and NPM-Educators providing a follow up mentorship programme and continuing education component.
  7. To support requisite knowledge management through process documentation and evaluation.

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Nurse Practitioner and Midwife (NPM) Project

Fernandez Foundation supports the training of midwives in public health facilities to provide quality maternal, newborn and child healthcare in the State of Telangana

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) dated 21 November 2020 for midwifery training was signed by the Government College of Nursing, Bhoiguda, Secunderabad, The Commissioner of Health & Family Welfare and Mission Director, NHM – Government of Telangana and the Fernandez Foundation.

This collaboration aims to achieve the following objectives:

General

To support the provision of quality maternal, newborn and child healthcare in the State
of Telangana through the training, accreditation, and deployment of a nurse practitioner
midwives into the state’s healthcare system.

Specific

  1. To provide required technical, infrastructure and logistic support to assist the state in initiating the training programme that is in line with the guidelines of the International Confederation of Midwives and Indian Nursing Council, with the goal of complete ownership by the state public health system.
  2. To provide required technical and logistic support to the initial recruitment of candidates for the Nurse Practitioner Midwifery programme and Nurse Practitioner Midwifery Educators programme.
  3. To assist in the establishment of sanctioned roles in midwifery and integrate these roles into the provision of health care delivery.
  4. To provide a structure for a professional incentive programme and a proposed system for career progression.
  5. To assist in the sensitisation of existing health staff of the training facilities and the facilities to which the midwives will be deployed.
  6. To provide required technical and logistic support throughout the deployment of the Nurse Practitioner Midwifery graduates and NPM-Educators providing a follow up mentorship programme and continuing education component.
  7. To support requisite knowledge management through process documentation and evaluation.

View more

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Sishu Vihar

Fernandez Foundation signed an MoU with the Women Development and Child Welfare Department, wherein Fernandez Child Development Centre (FCDC) supports Sishuvihar Orphanage

The commitment involves being a knowledge partner in providing technical guidance and training to the staff and caregivers on nutrition, speech therapy, and early intervention. FCDC has also conducted screenings for developmental delays through a Developmental Paediatrician, demonstrating a solid commitment to community service.

Sishu Vihar

Fernandez Foundation signed an MoU with the Women Development and Child Welfare Department, wherein Fernandez Child Development Centre (FCDC) supports Sishuvihar Orphanage

The commitment involves being a knowledge partner in providing technical guidance and training to the staff and caregivers on nutrition, speech therapy, and early intervention. FCDC has also conducted screenings for developmental delays through a Developmental Paediatrician, demonstrating a solid commitment to community service.

CSR Committee


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Mr Ragunathan Kannan

Chairperson

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Dr Olinda Timms

Member

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Dr Evita Francesca Fernandez

Member