New Delhi: Adani Wilmar’s SuPoshanimplemented by Adani Foundation won the BSNL DainikJagranCSR Awards in the Health category. The awards were presented in New Delhiby 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. Suposhanfocuses on children, adolescent girls, expectant women and lactating mothers through curative, preventive, advocacy andsustainable awareness generation measures. This recognition is dedicated to our barefoot soldiers SuposhanSanginiswho 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.
SuposhanSangini 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 SuPoshanSanginis are working with 3,00,750 households in 1200 villages and 94 slums across India.