Dr.P.Manorama, MD(Paed.)DCH,DM(GastroEnterology)


First lady Pediatric GE from South India.

Social Service

  • Founder of NGO (Community Health Education Society) for Orphans who have HIV AIDS -1994.
  • Fought for the rights of the Transgender. (Organized the Beauty contest for them at Villupuram)

Instrumental in acquiring ONE CENT of Land free from Government of Tamilnadu for 20 Transgender at Villupuram.

Developed a Community Based Organisation for Transgenders Called “THAA” Designer of Program Outreach Activities

  • Organised various successful projects in STD/HIV/AIDS prevention and Care
  • Educated nearly 5000 FSW
  • Trains doctors, a program by CDC
  • Educates school & college students on Reproductive, Sexual Health, Women & Child Health

Contributions to Children affected with AIDS

  • Designed the various models of Care for children infected and affected by AIDS
  • Architect of the OVC Home based care program, the first of its kind in India
  • Takes care of Cradle babies with HIV anywhere in TN
  • Her RAAP study was used as a base for the development of strategies for the Phase III of NACO which started to lay emphasis on children and HIV
  • Developed a policy documents for UNICEF on “ Policy issues of AIDS Orphans”
  • A policy document on children affected by AIDS” for TANSACS
  • Recently involved in developing “Operational Guidelines for the TN Trust for children affected by AIDS”

Member of Various Bodies

  • Chairperson of Chennai Child Welfare
  • Member – TN State Prevention of Child and Women Trafficking committee
  • RSMA educational program for Chennai
  • NON OFFICIAL committee advising judiciary
  • Developed Training modules for different levels of people to create awareness among the public & Medical Officers towards HIV\ AIDS


  • Maitland Memorial Prize” for proficiency in Clinical medicine
  • “Dr.Rathsamy Memorial Prize” for proficiency in Social preventive medicine Awards in recognition of Social Service
  • Certificate of appreciation for the work towards Children affected due to AIDS” by FHI
  • “Flame award” by Lion’s Club
  • “For the Sake of Honour” award by Rotary club
  • “Teddy Trust” award
  • Certificate of appreciation for service rendered in HIV/AIDS field” by APAC-VHS-USAID
  • Countess Albino gold Medal” for her exemplary work for AIDS orphans
  • Has attended many state, National and International Conferences
  • Has presented papers, posters at such congregations
  • Chaired or Co- Chaired different workshops both at National and International level

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