About Us

Tiara is a non-profit organisation dedicated to improving child health. Since 2012, we have enabled over 700 families to access life-saving Cancer and Haemophilia treatment. Looking to build a bright  future for children across India, we are working towards health equity for all by taking evidence-based action addressing the social determinants of health.

As an organization promoting healthcare for children for the past 10 years, we have been able to develop and equip ourselves to support children better with every year passing by. After a decade, we are stepping into the future. We are dedicated toward working towards health equity for all children in India by taking evidence-based action addressing the social determinants of health.

We simply want to do more for our children.

Vision: To achieve Health Equity for all children

Mission: To use evidence-based action addressing the Social Determinants of Health to ensure all children have equal opportunities to be healthy, while ensuring that sick children have equal access to quality healthcare

What makes us different?

Tiara has negotiated special subsidised rates with hospitals and labs for investigations, imaging procedures, surgery, and radiation. We have also tied up with pharmaceutical distributors to sponsor chemotherapy, Factor VIII, IX and VWF, and Central Venous Devices at subsidised rates for our children. These payments are made directly to the hospital, laboratory, or supplier on receipt of a bill. We do not pay professional fees or bed charges.

We are a team of passionate youngsters who have set out to think big and act while the wise have our back and guide us in the steps we take. Our projects are birthed from the thoughts of making lives better for children who are less fortunate to even think of a life beyond poverty or sickness. We want to change that.

The Story of THCF

Our Founder & Managing Trustee, Aparna Guhan Shyam has had a passion for helping patients with Haemophilia right from the age of 14 when she would donate her savings to help people with Haemophilia. By the time she turned 16, she knew she wanted to do more and starting a charity called Tiara became her dream. At the age of 24, she founded Tiara Haemophilia and Cancer Foundation to support children with Haemophilia and Cancer.

A ‘Tiara’ is a small crown, often worn by princesses. This name makes special sense when we look at the young children THCF supports, each of whom are special and unique.

Note from CEO

This is a special time in the history of our organisation, as we celebrate our successes and tremendous growth over a decade of supporting children with haemophilia and cancer. I started Tiara in 2012, and since then, we’ve continued to develop and expand our organisation. Tiara is now known for our commitment to improving children’s health while respecting the dignity of those we serve, operating with integrity, and transparency to our generous donors. 

Going into a new decade, we have set ourselves a lofty goal: to work towards achieving health equity for all children in India. I am extremely grateful to our dedicated team, supporters, and corporate partners who make our work possible. Tiara will continue to advance and find the best ways of bringing positive changes to children’s health in the communities where we work and live. 

 Thank you again for your support and partnership over the years. The best of Tiara is yet to come!

Aparna Guhan Shyam