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CSR Project By:  Cipla Limited

Project Budget: INR 16.45 Cr


Promoting Healthcare

Project

Promoting Healthcare  (2018-19)

 
 
Project Sector  : Preventive Healthcare, Water and Sanitation
 
 
Implementing Partners:  Cipla Foundation, AIIMS, PGI Chandigarh, Asthma Bhawan, Chest Research Foundation (CRF) , Institute of Liver and Biliary Science (ILBS), Ummeed Training Center,
 
 

Project Description

The Company contributed towards healthcare by taking suitable measures in:

Respiratory Health:

The India State of Health Report (2017) has shown an alarming increase in both acute and chronic respiratory diseases. To address this issue, the Foundation has brought together institutions like AIIMS New Delhi, PGI Chandigarh, Asthma Bhawan and Chest Research Foundation (CRF) on a single platform to conduct public health research on the reasons and causative factors of asthma in children. The research findings will be based on data collected from a 160,000+ strong respondent base. It will be used to understand respiratory conditions and inform health policy. This was first-of its kind study in India to provide evidence to care.

Eliminating hepatitis:

To help realise the WHO's global mandate of eliminating hepatitis by 2030, the Company has launched Project PRAKASH (Programmed Approach to Knowledge and Sensitisation on Hepatitis) in partnership with the Institute of Liver and Biliary Science (ILBS). Through this initiative, they support in-house induction training and web-based update sessions using globally recognised curriculum on the diagnosis and management of viral hepatitis. The Foundation has also partnered with the Liver Foundation to initiate one-of-its kind village based programme for awareness, screening and immunisation of communities for viral hepatitis as part of the global campaign of 'Finding the Missing Millions'.

Highlights:

  • 1,200+ paramedics and doctors trained 450+ patients from Purulia district in West Bengal were screened for hepatitis and attended vaccination camps.

Doorstep Health:

As part of its long-standing commitment to improve the lives of communities residing near their manufacturing sites and offices, they have been supporting the running of Mobile Health Units (MHUs) near its Baddi, Patalganga, Indore and Kurkumbh plants. The MHUs provide free-of-cost primary healthcare including diagnosis, treatment and referral services to vulnerable groups, especially women, children and the elderly.

Highlights:

  • Over 110,000+ free of cost health check-ups provided through MHUs

Maternal & Newborn Health:

The Company supports strengthening of primary healthcare services to reduce preventable pregnancy deaths among women by establishing referral linkages between maternity homes, general and tertiary hospitals. They are currently supporting the process of building an accountable urban healthcare system and responsible communities in seven municipal corporations of Maharashtra.

Highlights:

  • Over 100,000+ connects with the communities through interventions, training, awareness, counselling and referrals

Supporting Technological innovation for Scalable health solution:

Cipla Foundation partnered with Project ECHO to support a guided practice model of medical education. It aims to increase workforce capacity to reduce health disparities. It is a web-based hubspoke platform where specialists share their knowledge and mentor health care providers in local communities. This exchange helps in better identification, evaluation and management of diseases.

Highlights:

  • 24+ ECHO sessions conducted on autism and narrative therapy with 60+ healthcare professionals
  • 10+ ECHO sessions conducted on particulars of paediatric rheumatology with 23+ health care professionals from 12+ different geographies

 Empowering individuals with disabilities (Aligning with Government of India's commitment):

Developmental Disabilities: The supports the Ummeed Training  Center, which is a state-of-the-art  center of excellence in Mumbai. This Center aims to build a cadre of trained professionals and community workers who can prevent, diagnose and manage developmental disabilities more effectively.

Highlights:

  • Over 1,500+ professionals trained at the center who reach out to 25,000+ children with disabilities.
 
 
Project Location:   Solan-Himachal Pradesh , Indore-Madhya Pradesh, Pune-Maharashtra, East Sikkim-Sikkim, Alappuzha-Karnataka,
 
 

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