|April 03, 2017||The CSR Journal|
Ambuja Cement Foundation, the CSR arm of Ambuja Cement, organised a knowledge sharing forum on Maternal and Child Health on the occasion of World Health Day that is celebrated on April 7 every year.
The participatory dialogue to promote ‘Maternal and Child Health - Evidence, Reflections, Way Forward’ served as a platform for leading organisations, influencers and veterans from the social field who exchanged their views and opinions on the subject. The event facilitated to a step towards identifying solutions for empowering communities on Maternal and Child Health.
Speaking at the event, Pearl Tiwari, Head - ACF said, “In a vast country like India, maternal and child health continues to play a pivotal role in the country’s overall development and progress. India currently witnesses 20% of deaths reported globally, caused by preventable complications, related to pregnancy and child birth. This calls for an urgent intervention in promoting evidence-based planning and policy creation towards pregnancy and child birth. By hosting this participatory dialogue on maternal and child health, ACF is creating a platform for experts to share knowledge, best practices and innovation in this field that can be adopted into programmes.”
This dialogue has been organised with an aim to create synergies and share experiences to enable knowledge pool for better maternal and child health.
Rural healthcare intervention has been one of the primary focus areas for ACF since its very inception. It has been implementing innovative programs that promote community and sustainable development with focus on implementing an evidence-based approach for most of its flagship projects on home-based new-born care. ACF has successfully aligned several organisations to come together and create breakthrough programs pertaining to maternal and child care.
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