Decades ago, an American who had come to India fell ill and was admitted to a hospital in Bangalore. Within 48 hours, his condition deteriorated. Dr. Glory Alexander was by his side when he breathed his last. She didn’t know much about the man other than the fact that he died of AIDS. That encounter was the catalyst for the birth of ASHA Foundation, Bangalore – a vision and a dream that soon became a reality.   

Dr.Glory recieving Dr.BC Roy award from President of India, July, 2016 (RIGHT)

ASHA Foundation, which was established in 1998 by Dr. Glory Alexander and like-minded people, stands for Action, Service and Hope for AIDS is a charitable  Trust helping HIV/AIDS infected people, their families and society. Over the years, ASHA has made vast strides through a vast range of services including advocacy, capacity building, research, preventive services, awareness, treatment, care, support and rehabilitation of HIV affected persons with a special focus on women and children.

Dr. Glory receiving the Double Helical National Health Award from Health Minister of India 29.5.2017 (LEFT)


The Vision  

 Our vision is to prevent HIV infection in the community and to empower and uplift people infected and affected by HIV/AID       and other vulnerable communities

The Mission

 To build the capacity of vulnerable communities and to advocate for them.

 To provide counseling, testing, treatment, support and rehabilitation to people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS and       vulnerable communities.

 To network with all stake holders

 To conduct research in all aspects of our work.

 To empower the communities that we work with.


Dr. Glory Alexander, M.D Internal Medicine, is an alumni of the prestigious and world famous CMC Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, Tamilnadu, India finishing her MBBSin 1976 and her MD in 1986. 
She worked for many years with the Bangalore Baptist Hospital before starting ASHA Foundation in the year 1998. 
She has won numerous national and international awards including the National Rajiv Gandhi Rashtriya Ekta Award for services rendered in the field of HIV/AIDS and the Dr. B. C. Roy Award for outstanding services in the field of socio medical relief.


To create awareness about HIV/AIDS in the community.
To provide both voluntary and anonymous HIV testing in a non-coercive and non-stigmatized environment.
To provide care and support services for People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHAs) that include supportive counseling, medical care, treatment and rehabilitation with a special focus on women and children.
To provide a character-based comprehensive Adolescent Health Education with special emphasis on awareness, life skills and knowledge about HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases.
To provide personalized quality medical care to patients with HIV/AIDS irrespective of their ability to afford care and treatment.
To interact with other institutions of learning and constantly update our knowledge of illness and incorporate new teachings into our treatment and care of the patients.
To network with other voluntary, state and non-governmental organizations.
To conduct research into the cause and treatment of HIV/AIDS.
To provide opportunities for the elderly with HIV/AIDS to live comfortably with adequate care and medical facilities.
To facilitate the upliftment of socio-economically weaker sections of society by legitimate and constitutional means irrespective of caste, creed or religion.
To make a difference in the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS


 ASHA Foundation has among its Board of Trustees eminent citizens drawn from diverse callings in life. 

Mr. George Ninan, MA

Organisation Consultant

Mr. Vijay Chandy, BSc., PGDIR&W (XLRI)​

Management Consultant

Dr. Paul Salins BDS, MDS, FFD, RCS (IRE), FDS, RCS (ENG)

Medical Director and Vice-President Narayana Hrudalaya and Mazumdar Shaw Cancer Centre

Dr. Alexander Thomas D.Orth., MS Orth., M.Phil (HHSM), PGDMLE

Executive Director, Association of Healthcare Providers - India (AHPI)

Dr. Glory Alexander M.B.B.S., M.D.

Founder: Director & Chairperson,
ASHA Foundation


ASHA Team 2019

Participate with us

The reach and success of ASHA Foundation projects depend heavily on the benevolence of organisations and individuals committed to improving the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS. You can participate by volunteering or by making a donation. We earnestly solicit your support and involvement in our activities. Professionals and students who are willing to devote their expertise for any length of time will also be greatly appreciated.

Why get involved?

Volunteering brings us together as a community and enriches our society. Volunteers are therefore integral to social causes. However, there’s much more to being a volunteer than giving back. You can get so much out of volunteering. Volunteering is a free way to feel good about yourself. The best part is that you get to share that positivity to those you’re volunteering with.

Why support financially?

Having the power to improve the lives of others is a privilege and donating to a good social cause is a major mood-booster. The knowledge that you’re helping others is hugely empowering and, in turn, can make you feel happier and more fulfilled. All donations to ASHA Foundation come with income tax rebates. To make a one-off donation, or to set up a donation plan please click the button.


  • ASHA Foundation
    No. 42, 4th Main, S B M Colony,
    Anand Nagar, Bangalore
    INDIA - 560 024
  • +91- 802354 5050
  • ashafblr@yahoo.co.in
  • AIDS HelpLine: 080-2354 3333 OR 2354 2222
    Monday -Friday: 9 a.m to 5 p.m


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