Child Rights and Health Advocacy


Child Rights and Public Health Advocacy is integral to all programs at the Uday Foundation.

Uday Foundation continues to challenge assumptions around congenital and health issues and works to influence the government’s health policy.

Uday Foundation advocates for the equal right to non-discriminatory treatment and other issues of every child with congenital defects and fights to ensure that instances of discrimination are addressed appropriately.

Founders of Uday Foundation has strong linkages with human rights groups and agencies such as Lawyers, Human Right Activists, International Birth Defects Associations, International NGO working on Intersex Rights.

Uday Foundation’s efforts in sensitizing the government to different issues related to the epidemic includes petition on Junk Food in Schools, Intersex Issues and Human Organ Transplant Law.


Petition in Delhi High Court to Ban Junk Food and Carbonated Drinks in Schools

It is the right time we change the way kids eat in schools. Banning junk food and carbonated drinks in Schools will set new standards for healthy foods that will make our kids feel better, grow better and learn better and it will improve the nutrition quality of school meals and remove junk food from schools. Learn More

Junk food on notice in Delhi schools – India Today

HC seeks govt reply on junk food in schools – Times of India

HC asked to ban junk food in, around schools – Indian Express

Ban on junk food in schools coming? – Financial Express

NGO files petition to ban junk food in schools – CNN IBN

‘Ban junk food in schools’- Hindustan Times




Campaign against Rakhi Sawant’s Reality Show Pati Patni Aur Woh

Uday Foundation felt that it is completely unethical to exploit young children (new born & toddler) in the pursuit of entertainment. Moreover as mentioned in the Pati Patni Aur Woh ‘s press release, even though the parents of these young children are watching via closed-circuit television, the babies are not aware of that and have no way of knowing how long the parents will be gone.

Based on our complaint to Minister of State for Women and Child Development (WCD) Krishna Tirath and National Commission and the National
Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), Matter reached Delhi High Court. The Debate is still on for the use of young children for the pursuit of entertainment.

Baby blues for Rakhi – Times of India

Rakhi’s ‘Pati Patni Aur Woh’ raises Krishna Tirath’s ire – Yahoo

NGO complains against Pati Patni Aur Woh – CNN IBN

Furore over reality show asking celebrity couples to babysit newborns – Times of India

Pati Patni Aur Woh in trouble – Hindustan Times

Clinical Trials

Uday Foundation filed an RTI in Pediatric Department of AIIMS related to clinical trials on babies. In one of the answer AIIMS replied that 49 children die during clinical trials. Matter was raised in the parliament of India and Union Health Minister of India, Dr Anbumani Ramadoss immediately ordered high level enquiry into the same. Matter was later refered to NHRC.

NHRC asks AIIMS to respond on drugs trial on babies : Business Standard

How safe are our clinical trials? : Business Standard, India

NGO wants baby deaths at AIIMS to be probed : Business Standard, India

Children Die in an Outsourcing Boom :, New Zealand

49 Babies die during drug trials in Indian hospital : The Times, South Africa

Drug trials in India under investigation after 49 babies die at … : Times Online, UK

Infant deaths: Ramadoss orders probe : Times of India

49 babies die during clinical trials : Times of India,

Signature Campaign To Restore Paediatric Surgery Department Of Reputed Central Government Hospital

After receiving various complaints from the parents that the pediatric surgery department of reputed central government hospital of Dehli refusing
surgeries to little ones, we filled an RTI and to our shock we came to know that department is non functional for the period of over 2 years. With over 6000 signatures, we approached Dr.Ramadoss, Health Minster and the pediatric surgery department was operational with in few weeks time. Our Tulika Verma won the CNN IBN.s award in fight back category. Today over 1000 surgery has been done in the same department in last one year.

Signature Campaign for re establishment of Pediatric Department at RML Hospital : CNN IBN

RMLH sans specialist paediatric surgeon : The Tribune

Drive against staff shortage : The Tribune

Human Organ Transplant Act

Uday Foundation is working very closely for implementation of Human Organ Transplant Act in India. It was our RTIs and PIL in Delhi High Court that Government of India took major and historic changes in Human Organ Transplant Act.

Only One meeting in 1000 days : Hindustan

Petition on organ donation law sparks debate – Hindustan Times

PIL in HC seeks policy to curb illegal kidney trade – ECONOMIC TIMES

PIL in HC seeks review of Organ Transplant Act : INDIAN EXPRESS

Case filed in High Court to seek review of Human Organ Transplant Act – HINDU

Advocacy for Intersex People

The Delhi High Court issued notices to the Union Home and Health and Child Welfare Ministries and the Delhi Government based on public interest litigation seeking guidelines for treating those who undergo natural sex change midway through their lives as a separate category with all

Court serves notice to Union Ministries on inter sex issue – The Hindu

Treat inter-sex people as separate class: HC to Centre – Indian Express