India has the highest malnourished population in the world. In India, 46% of children under the age of 3 are malnourished and nearly half of infant deaths are related to malnutrition. Approximately 25% of global maternal deaths occur in India. It is evident that there are fundamental health issues that need to be urgently addressed, especially among rural communities where quality and accessibility of medical infrastructure is very limited.
At READ Health & Nutrition, we believe that every individual should be empowered to live a healthy & productive life. The core objective of READ Health & Nutrition is to ensure universal access to public and private health care services for its rural communities.
READ Health & Nutrition will:
Empower through community based health institutions.Provide access for every family to public and private health care facilities for both primary and secondary healthcare.Address all major ailments affecting our communities including anemia, preventable bone-related disease, tuberculosis, diabetes, hypertension, mental health, visual and physical impairments, RTI/STI, cancer etc.Enhance maternal and child health care services including institutional deliveries and new born care.
More than 50 percent of India's population is afflicted by anemia, with infants, children and pregnant women being the most at-risk. We educate our communities on appropriate nutrition & diet. READ has supplied vegetable seeds to 3800 families for creating Kitchen Gardens for dietary supplementation. Pregnant women and new born children are identified and facilitate to avail government health facilities. In the next five years, we plan 100% coverage for our entire community.
Health checkup Camps
Together with local health personnel and support we conduct free health checkup camps in our target communities. Despite of providing free medicines, health treatments, we impart different trainings and workshops on community health, sanitation, reproductive child and health care, sensitization on HIV/AIDS etc.