Who we are

Started in 2008 by Dr. Shiban Ganju, Save A Mother (SAM) is spreading social behavior change through effective social persuasion model of  SAM in undeserved Indian towns and villages. An NGO, SAM’s mission is to develop affordable healthcare solutions for the poor.

As of March 2019 SAM has covered 3 million people in 1800 villages. At present SAM is working in 1100 villages across India in UP, Bihar & Karnataka


Dr. Shiban Ganju has dedicated his life to healthcare. Over a span exceeding four decades, he has participated at multiple levels: in clinical practice, non-profit NGOs, healthcare business, research, government policy groups,think tanks and entrepreneurial ventures.

As the founder of the ‘Save a Mother’ (SAM) , he has steered its mission to develop sustainable healthcare solution for the poor. Since its start in 2008, SAM has worked in over 1800 villages in India and covered over 3 million people till 2019.

Since 2003, Dr Ganju has also been the Founder Chairman of Atrimed Pharmaceuticals and The Atrimed Group, with a mission to modernise Ayurveda by integrating it with advanced biology, chemistry, chem-informatics, AI and modern medicine. The Group delves in molecular biology, has a pipeline of 37 patents, owns a library of Phyto-molecules – probably the largest in the world – and has developed an advanced AI driven mapping
engine. Atrimed sells developed products in over 50 countries.

Dr. Ganju graduated from the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi and specialised in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He was a senior consultant at the U-Chicago Medicine Ingalls Hospital in Chicago area. In the past, he was the CEO of Reliance Health and Technology, executive director of American India Foundation, president of India Development service, Chairman of Action for India and founder of the Indo American Medical Association, Illinois. Dr Ganju has participated in over a hundred non-profit projects and nine start-up ventures. He also served in the Indian Army.

His commitment to healthcare has been nurtured since 1972-73, when he worked as a volunteer doctor in a slum near Delhi.