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CSR Project By:  Glaxosmithkline Pharmaceuticals Limited

Project Budget: INR 0.10 Cr


Maternal and Child Healthcare

Project

Maternal and Child Healthcare  (2018-19)

 
 
Project Sector  : Preventive Healthcare, Water and Sanitation
 
 
Implementing Partners:  BITAN Institute for Training Awareness & Networking, FOGSI (Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India), Indian Academy of Pediatrics(IAP),
 
 

Project Description

The Company continues to promote maternal immunisation against pertussis with Boostrix. With this indication, Company now has a better presence in the vaccines for women segment. The Company is also partnering with FOGSI (Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India) and IAP (Indian Academy of Pediatrics), professional organizations representing practitioners of obstetrics and gynaecology and paediatricians, respectively, in India, to drive awareness among women, for vaccination against maternal & neonatal pertussis.

In addition, it also includes training of ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activist) workers for Home-Based Newborn Care (HBNC). Company also extend facility support to ensure identification of low birth weight (LBW) babies and training of their mothers and families in Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC). KMC is a simple, but revolutionary technique that involves providing body contact to LBW babies to help them gain weight. GSK Pharmaceuticals has instituted a process for follow-up and monitoring of LBW babies and the outcomes are tracked for reporting and process improvements. The Company has dissemination workshops at state and district levels to ensure that their learning bring about a systemic change, which is sustainable and replicable.

 

The Company continues to promote maternal immunisation against pertussis with Boostrix. With this indication, Company now has a better presence in the vaccines for women segment. The Company is also partnering with FOGSI (Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India) and IAP (Indian Academy of Pediatrics), professional organizations representing practitioners of obstetrics and gynaecology and paediatricians, respectively, in India, to drive awareness among women, for vaccination against maternal & neonatal pertussis.
In addition, it also includes training of ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activist) workers for Home-Based Newborn Care (HBNC). Company also extend facility support to ensure identification of low birth weight (LBW) babies and training of their mothers and families in Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC). KMC is a simple, but revolutionary technique that involves providing body contact to LBW babies to help them gain weight. GSK Pharmaceuticals has instituted a process for follow-up and monitoring of LBW babies and the outcomes are tracked for reporting and process improvements. The Company has dissemination workshops at state and district levels to ensure that their learning bring about a systemic change, which is sustainable and replicable.
 
 
Project Location:   Kolkata-West Bengal,
 
 

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