Sivananda Rehabilitation Home
Sivananda Rehabilitation Home (SRH) was founded in 1958 in Hyderabad, India to improve lives of destitute adults and children suffering from Leprosy.
The rehabilitation center and hospital have grown into a leading organization for those with other life threatening diseases such as Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS. Ramdev Rao Hospital was more recently established to treat indigent patients.
India has the second largest population of people living with HIV/AIDS in the world*. The state of Andhra Pradesh has one of the fastest increasing HIV/AIDS prevalence rates in India. Women and children are more commonly affected and have become victims of this epidemic.
Leprosy, is a chronic infectious disease which has always been stigmatized in India. The mission of the home has been to prevent disability and provide adequate medical care to individuals afflicted with leprosy. The home also tries to reduce the occurrence of new cases by providing community education.
Tuberculosis is the second leading cause of death from an infectious disease. Worldwide, 2 million people die of TB annually, and almost 8 million new TB cases are diagnosed each year.