The Indian Head Injury Foundation (IHIF) was founded by His Highness Maharaja Gajsingh II of Jodhpur in February 2007, with a mission to build a comprehensive system in India for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of traumatic brain injury, and to provide neuro-rehabilitation to such patients. The Indian Head Injury Foundation began in a very modest, unassuming way: A father concerned for his injured son. This is a story that can be understood by all peoples of all nations.
JOWR 2015 The world will reunite for a cause on 20th March 2015, taking the theme to a new dimension to captivate the interest of the world and achieve media focus to support the IHIF and its noble work. Once again it will be bringing together the globe’s greatest minds from business, entrepreneurship, the arts, science, entertainment and philanthropy, with a new theme, new speakers and new performances. ( CLICK FOR MORE INFORMATION )
New Advisor on the IHIF Board viz.
Dr. David Krishna Menon, MBBS, MD, PhD, FRCP, FRCA, FFICM, FMedSci
Message by Dr. David K. Menon :
“Head injury (or traumatic brain injury, or TBI, as it is now known) can strike any one of us unexpectedly. TBI comes with a huge personal and social cost, resulting in more deaths in young adults than any other cause. For those who survive, the lifelong consequences can often be devastating. It is a growing problem in low-and middle-income countries – in India one person dies every 10 minutes due to TBI, and this will treble by 2020. The work that the Indian Head Injury Foundation is doing addresses the basics of prevention and clinical care for patients– interventions that can make a real and substantial impact on the incidence and outcome of head injury. I am delighted to be able to make a contribution to these efforts, and share clinical and research expertise with Indian colleagues working in the area.” ( Read more>>)
We are glad to inform our readers that the Indian Head Injury Foundation (IHIF) is now partnering with the Save Life Foundation (SLF) to work together and decisively address the grave epidemic of road crashes in India. We hope that this alliance will help in reducing mortality due to head injuries caused on the road. We are also coming together as Founding Members along with more than forty other Organisations to form the National Road Safety Alliance (NRSA). We are certain that together we would act as a great pressure group to bring about improvement in road behaviour, road design, enforcement of traffic laws and improvement in rapid/safe evacuation of trauma victims. ( Click for More Information )
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