Mandy Thrift and Roger Evans are medical research scientists based in Melbourne, Australia. They are also foundation members of the Association for Health, Education and Advocacy for the Disadvantaged (ahead.ngo).
The Association for Health, Education and Advocacy for the Disadvantaged is a not for profit Organization based in Australia. The main aims and objectives of the organisation are to:
- Empower the poor and marginalised to take more control of their own health by improving awareness and knowledge of diseases including how to prevent the development of these diseases.
Design and implement programs to ensure that the poor and the marginalised have access to appropriate health care through partnerships with government and non-government organisations as well as independently.
Increase awareness of health, the environment, sanitation and hygiene.
Identify the level of health literacy and develop programs and strategies to improve health literacy within the poor communities and identify and implement strategies to increase literacy in the poor and marginalised.
Train health workers to identify and monitor non-communicable diseases in the marginalised and the poor.
Provide scholarships for students to undertake advanced training in public health research in either India or abroad.
You can read more about the work of ahead.ngo at www.ahead.ngo
All of the profits from the sale of the book and the GPS files are used to provide health and education for those living in disadvantage through this organization.