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CAPED Trust Celebrates 10 Years of Resilience and Impact

New Delhi: Cancer Awareness, Prevention and Early Detection (CAPED) Trust, a leading community outreach organization dedicated to cancer prevention and early detection, celebrated a decade of transformative impact. Founded on May 21, 2014, CAPED has consistently worked to improve healthcare outcomes, focusing particularly on socially and economically disadvantaged women.

In honour of its 10th anniversary, CAPED hosted a celebratory event on May 28, 2024. This occasion coincided with the annual observance of Cervical Cancer Prevention Day (CCPD), initiated by CAPED on May 21, 2022, as a day of action dedicated to the prevention and elimination of cervical cancer. The event also aligned with the International Day of Action for Women’s Health, emphasizing the global importance of women’s health initiatives.

The event agenda included a keynote address by Mr. Arun Bharat Ram, Chairman Emeritus at SRF Limited and Trustee at CAPED, who spoke about the formation of CAPED and the vision with which the organisation was formed. Ms. Mridu Gupta, CEO of CAPED, highlighted the organization’s past experiences and learnings over the last decade, and spoke about future initiatives. Partner organizations shared their perspectives on collaborating with CAPED for cervical cancer elimination, prevention, and early detection. A fireside chat was led by Mr. Ravi Kumar, Head of Operations at CAPED, with an Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA). The event also included personal stories of resilience and hope from community members, a music session led by Karthik Sekaran to create an audience-driven theme song, and the launch of the “CAPED film”, showcasing CAPED’s mission and vision.

CAPED’s impact over the past decade included reaching over 60.6 million individuals through awareness initiatives and conducting cancer screenings for more than 42,000 women across 573 villages. The organization actively engaged in advocacy to effect national policy changes, enhancing access to cervical cancer preventive measures. CAPED collaborated with esteemed government bodies such as the National Institute of Cancer Prevention Research (NICPR) and the National Association for Reproductive and Child Health of India (NARCHI), as well as international organizations like the American Cancer Society (ACS), Asia-Pacific Women’s Cancer Coalition (APAC WCC) and the Global HPV Consortium among others.

The event was attended by representatives from partner organizations including American Cancer Society (ACS), AstraZeneca, Becton Dickinson (BD), Roche, DSS, OneStage, SRF Foundation, the Gates Foundation, Karkinos, and Niramai, alongside CAPED’s trustees, employees, volunteers, and ambassadors.

“We – as a community organisation and a team – have shown remarkable resilience to overcome challenges and achieve milestones in our fight against cervical cancer. As we celebrate our 10-year anniversary, our commitment to a future free of cervical cancer remains unwavering. Together, we will continue to go strong and work towards a #CervicalCancerMuktBharat.” – Mridu Gupta, CEO of CAPED

About CAPED Trust

Cancer Awareness, Prevention and Early Detection (CAPED) Trust is a pioneering community outreach organization established in 2014. Focused on cancer prevention and early detection, CAPED conducts impactful community outreach initiatives, awareness campaigns, and accessible cancer screenings for economically disadvantaged women. Through collaborations with government and global organizations, CAPED strives to effect policy changes and enhance cancer care on a national and international scale. To know more, please visit

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