Ms. Aparna Guhan
Achiever's Success Story
A passion to serve the society
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.
Aparna is a public health and management professional & researcher with over 15 years of experience. She holds Masters degrees in Management from London and Public Health from the University of Liverpool. She has played a crucial role in developing Tiara since inception and bringing it to where it is today.
Over the past 10 years, Tiara has supported over 700 children, partnered with 15 hospitals across 5 cities. Tiara is known for its commitment to improving children’s health while respecting the dignity of those they serve, operating with integrity, and transparency to its generous donors.
Aparna is now spearheading the expansion of the scope of Tiara as they step into building the future of all children in India. They are on a mission to use evidence-based action addressing the Social Determinants of Health to ensure all children have equal opportunities to be healthy, and ensuring that all sick children have equal access to quality healthcare. Aparna has been recognized with several prestigious awards from the Government of Tamil Nadu, Haemophilia Society and Sri Ramachandra University among others.