The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is a global humanitarian organization with a mission to work with people in poverty and distress to create just and positive change, that is based in Maryland (USA). ADRA India belongs to the global ADRA network comprising of 130 country offices to bring long term development, sustainable programs and immediate emergency relief through these networks. ADRA’s five core sectors include Food Security & Livelihood, Health, WASH, Education and Emergency Management and had developed its expertise in these sectors. Since 1987, ADRA India has been present in India and registered under the Societies Registration Act of 1860, in 1992 and the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) of 1976. It has implemented more than 130 projects, and had emerged as a credible organization with strong expertise on the ground.
ADRA India’s health initiatives aim to generate demand for and improve accessibility and availability of primary health care services through strengthening of health systems, using advocacy, capacity building, IEC, BCC and partnerships as core strategies in areas of TB, Polio, MCH, Adolescent Health Education, HIV/STI, SRH, and cross-cutting areas such as Routine Immunization (RI), Nutrition, WASH etc. ADRA India has more than 2 decades experiences in implementing community based polio eradication project since 1995 and formally joined PEI as a partner to CORE in 1999. Since 2007, ADRA India has been working for USAID funded Core Group Polio Project (CGPP) for polio eradication in 3 vulnerable districts of Uttar Pradesh. Under CGPP project at present ADRA India is focusing on implementation of Polio End Game Strategy (2013-2018) that includes introduction of Injectable Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) and phased and sequential withdrawal of OPV from immunization schedule through strengthening routine immunization coverage and provision of mobilizationand monitoring supports to improve RI coverage. Since December 2014 ADRA India is also implementing ‘Banega Swacch India’ project in another three districts (Varanasi, Etawah and Kannauj) of Uttar Pradesh state in partnership with Reckitt & Benckiser India Limited.
ADRA India implemented the ADH funded TB project from 2006-2009 that contributed towards implementation of RNTCP in Tamil Nadu in collaboration with Stop TB partnership, Central TB Division. Since 2010, ADRA India has been working in 13 districts of Bihar, under GFATM funded Akshaya Project doing advocacy, communication, and social mobilization. ADRA India has incorporated nutritional component in flood recovery projects aiming at prioritizing vulnerable families, households for improving their nutritional practices by working with ICDS and relevant stakeholders. Currently WASH project is implemented across 500 public/government schools in districts of UP and Bihar.Sanctioned Project in UP
(i) CORE Group Polio Project (ii) Banega Swacchh India (BSI)
(i) Baghpat,(ii) Rampur and (iii) Bareilly.BSI: (i) Varanasi (ii) Etawah (iii) Kannauj
URL/Website of Organization: www.adraindia.org