Contributing Towards the Achievement of Millennium Development Goals
The Ranbaxy – Daiichi Sankyo Joint Initiative is a social initiative introduced in district Dewas, Madhya Pradesh, India to serve the rural population in the area. The primary objective is to contribute towards the achievement of the UN Millennium Development Goals (Nos. 4, 5 and 6) in India with a focus on reducing child mortality, improving maternal health and combating HIV/AIDS and malaria, among other diseases.
Madhya Pradesh faces the challenge of high infant mortality rates and inadequate maternal healthcare, pointing to the need for strengthening healthcare interventions. This programme will enable us to support and scale up the efforts of the state government towards achieving Millennium Development Goals related to maternal and child health.
Presently, we have rolled out two well-equipped mobile healthcare vans with a dedicated group of trained doctors and paramedics and supported by necessary medical equipment. These vans offer comprehensive healthcare services in rural areas. We provide a blend of curative, preventive and health promotive services covering the areas of maternal and neonatal child health; family planning, reproductive and adolescent health; the prevention and control of malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and other communicable and chronic non communicable diseases; and fighting female foeticide.