Healthier City - Bhubaneswar
The project ‘Healthier City, Bhubaneswar’ otherwise also known as WIPRO - RMNCHA project began in November 2022. It is supported by WIPRO Cares i.e., the employee-led community initiative arm of the Wipro Foundation that engages in Education, Primary Healthcare, Community Ecology, and Disaster Response in proximate communities. The primary objective of the project is to elevate the health status of Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn Child plus Adolescent (RMNCH-A+) and Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) in 3 slums (Birsa Munda, CRP Munda Sahi & Science Park) in Bhubaneswar and 1 village (Godibari) on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar.
The project aims to improve the health and nutritional status of children, adolescents, reproductive, pregnant women & lactating mothers in selected areas with critical indicators of reducing anaemia in adolescents and reducing maternal mortality & infant mortality.
Apart from that the purpose is to enhance access to health services, facilitate the availability of health services and create an enabling environment for an effective interface among the public health system, families and communities on critical dimensions of RMNCH+A services.
Quarter 1 (Nov 2022 - January 2023)
The major activities of the first quarter (Nov 2022 - January 2023) included conducting a baseline survey whilst interacting with community members, healthcare providers, National Youth Day celebrations and 1 Health Camp & Disability Identification Camp in Godibari.