Founded in February 2007 by His Highness Maharaja Gaj Singh of Jodhpur, the Indian Head Injury Foundation was the outcome of a father’s concern for his injured son. After Maharaja Gaj Singh’s son Yuvraj Shivraj Singh suffered a serious head injury during a polo match, the family was subject to countless medical procedures, numerous remedial opinions and many tough decisions. Seeing the state of India’s social and medical response to head injury accidents and brain trauma, the Maharaja started on a mission to build a comprehensive system for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of traumatic brain injury, and to provide neuro-rehabilitation to the victims of such unfortunate incidents.
IHIF celebrated the UN Global Road Safety Week from 8th to 14th May marked as Slow Down Day by participating in a two day National Conference organized by the Indian Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety (IANRS). IHIF is now a Life Member of IANRS. Many like minded NGOs from different states participated and exchanged their ideas on Roda Safety. Former Transport Minister of UK & Director Gateway Associates, Mr. Paul Clark was also present on the occasion.
Two heads are better than one, so we’re happy to announce our partners SaveLIFE Foundation (SLF) with whom we work closely to address the serious issue of road accidents in India. We shall work toward addressing road behavior, spreading awareness on basic safety, pushing for the enforcement of traffic laws, and improving the care head injury and brain trauma victims receive. We shall also work in collaboration with countless other organisations to form the National Road Safety Alliance (NRSA). In working together, we hope to form a solid foundation from which will stem increased awareness, stricter road laws and unmatched medical prowess.