About Us

Tiara Haemophilia and Cancer Foundation is a non-profit organisation dedicated to improving child health.

Over the past 10 years, Tiara has enabled over 700 families from low socio-economic backgrounds to access life-saving Haemophilia and Cancer treatment for their children.

After a decade of operations, we have expanded our scope and are stepping into building the future of all children in India.

Vision: Health equity for all children in India


  1. To provide financial support to ensure that all sick children have equal access to quality health care
  2. To use evidence-based action to address 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
  3. To enhance the quality of life of children by providing holistic and inclusive services thus enabling them to achieve their dreams

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 Tiara

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 our organisation’s history as we celebrate our successful and tremendous growth over the past 10 years. Tiara Haemophilia and Cancer Foundation began its journey in 2012, and in the years that followed,we have continued to build and expand our organisation. We are proud that the name Tiara has become synonymous with integrity and transparency and our commitment to improving the health of children from underprivileged backgrounds.

THCF as we were previously known, is now Tiara. As we look forward to the future, we are focused on a broader vision – health equity for all children in India. Our new logo and brand identity embody this new mission.

We are bringing together key sevices, people, and organisations driven by the same goal: to provide strong local support for children growing up in underprivileged areas, giving them a better start in life. Our innovative tailored effects will tackle the cycle of health from the start to give all children equal opportunities to be healthy.

We are also excited to expand our medical aid projects to include disease prevention; and rehabilitation services for children with developmental delays. With new leadership and a committed team, we are confident in our ability to make positive changes in the communities where we live and work.

I am deeply grateful to each of our advisors, donors, community leaders, and nonprofits for supporting our mission in a remarkable way. Your generosity and committment touched our hearts and helped us achieve more than we ever thought possible.We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support and inquiries on how you could help. we stand steadfast with our teams and network of partners, allies, and supporters to build a more equitable India where no child is left behind. The best of Tiara is yet to come!

Aparna Guhan Shyam