New Delhi, March 1, 2019.
Adani Wilmar’s SuPoshan implemented by Adani Foundation won the ‘BSNL Dainik Jagran CSR Awards’ in the Health category in New Delhi. The awards were presented by Mr. Manoj Sinha, Minister of State for Communications and Minister of State for Railways, Government of India.
Dr. Priti Adani, Chairperson, Adani Foundation said, “Alleviating anaemia and malnutrition needs long-term multi-pronged intervention. Suposhan focuses on children, adolescent girls, expectant women and lactating mothers through curative, preventive, advocacy and sustainable awareness generation measures. This recognition is dedicated to our barefoot soldiers Suposhan Sanginis who are transforming the landscape of India through their efforts.”
Adani Foundation is implementing the SuPoshan Project across 11 States of India reaching out to 1.5 million populations. This community-based intervention has so far helped 8687 acutely malnourished children to achieve healthy status. The project has also helped one lakh mothers and women to understand their health issues and free themselves from anaemia through counselling and support.
Adani Foundation’s SuPoshan Project strives to address the issues of malnutrition and anaemia with a life-cycle approach that includes community-based management. There is a fine balance between the curative and preventive aspects of SuPoshan’s strategy for reducing the occurrence of malnutrition and anaemia.
Suposhan Sangini is a village health volunteer who plays a pivotal role in spreading awareness, referral and promoting behaviour change among the target groups to achieve the project objectives. A total of 570 SuPoshan Sanginis are working with 3,00,750 households in 1200 villages and 94 slums across India.