On 25th April Malaria Day was celebrated in the Gagal region of Himachal Pradesh. On this day, an awareness campaign had taken place through door to door reach out. Three panchayats were targeted in this campaign namely Panjgain, Dhoun Kothi and Barmana. Around 400 pamphlets were distributed among people of the three panchayats. This pamphlet contained information on sources of malaria and other knowledge related to it.
Cleanliness Drive was another important aspect of the Malaria Day celebration. This drive took place in Dhoun Kothi panchayat in Kannaur village where approximately 30 women belonging to Mahalaxmi and Navjyoti groups participated in cleaning the area outside their respective homes. Complaints of the village members were addressed by SEED representative and the whole malaria day celebration went off well.
To spread awareness on preventive methods for malaria and Save Life, Seed CSR organized Health Awareness Camp at Budasan Village Kadi in Mehsana district on 25th April 2017.
Prevent Malaria-Save Life
During this camp, villagers were given free medical check-up on various health issues pertaining to the demographic region of Mehsana. Also, an interactive session was organized with motive to prevent malaria and suggest preventive measure for the same.
The Delegates from Somany Ceramics were also part of the Campaign. Mr. Digant Joshi (Head, Human Resource) from Somany Ceramics was the Chief Guest of the event.
The villagers from the Mehsana district came forward and engaged in interactive participation in the event. Smt. Parmar Bharti Ben, village girl shared the symptoms of malaria and preventive method for the same. She enlightened the villagers about solutions to this disease through story telling.
At the end of the session, 200 informative pamphlets on consisting of preventive methods for malaria were distributed to the villagers. At the same time, 150 Malaria Awareness Stickers were also given to the villagers.
The event started with one patient at the beginning and by the end of the day the Health Services and Check Up Session was provided to more than 150 localities.
It ended up with a positive note from the villagers to keep the village clean and green and free from mosquito breeding. With this interactive health awareness session , Somany focused on CSR in Quality Healthcare
A healthy society leads to a developed nation. This is only possible when every community is leading a healthy life. In the past few years, SEED CSR has been working rigorously to reach out to the grass-root level of those issues that are still prevalent in the society. As a result, different projects are taken up for the betterment of the community. As an organization, SEED believes that healthy, fit and active community members can only be targeted for the upliftment of any society.
Thereby, the main agenda followed by SEED CSR as an implementation agency is to achieve its business and strategic goals through community development projects. This is visible through initiatives taken towards the healthcare services in the key areas and step by step strategy has been targeted not only to educate the people about the benefits of a good health but also efforts were taken to make them aware of various diseases that can be taken care of easily. The impoverished and marginalized communities are the ones, suffering the most according to various surveys that has been taken up by the government and many NGOs every year.
To ensure that the people are being given the right education in terms of health and diseases, CSR has taken up many projects in various parts of the country. Therefore, free health check-up camps are organized regularly to provide treatments and medicines. People are being provided with prescribed medicines with an advice on how they can take good care of their health.
The focus as of now is to make them aware of waterborne and contagious diseases. Also, women and children are given special attention by setting up gynaecology and paediatric camps across the country. Besides this, awareness campaigns are organized to spread the message that Hygiene and Sanitation issues are important and needs to be addressed. The campaigns are a medium to educate people about the significance of cleanliness which in turn is important for a healthy lifestyle.
During World Water Day, SEED CSR took an initiative to organize a drive at the Ghats of Ganga to spread the message of good hygiene and sanitation. The main agenda of this drive was to stop the wastage of water and reduce the practice of open defecation by the tourists and the local vendors at the Ghats. Though this project is a part of World Water Day to spread the message of “Save Water”, but is also an indirect effort to reach out the people to provide them the necessary knowledge required for their wellbeing.
Also, to improve the quality healthcare, Seed CSR came up with Integrated Community Development Programme to improve quality of life and wellbeing of the deprived communities. It aims at improving the critical development issues faced by the marginalized population of villages in Kelambakkam, Alathur & Chennai. It also evolves around improving the Facilities at Primary Health Centre . Also, installing the RO System in School and Anganwadis to improve the Watery Hygiene in the villages.