Godrej Industries honored for healthcare support initiative


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Godrej Industries has won the prestigious ‘CSR Health Impact Award 2017’ for its community initiative, Godrej EMBODE (Elimination of Mosquito Born Endemic Disease) under the category of Healthcare Support Initiative of the Year.

Posted On:  08 Jul . 2017
Godrej Industries honored for healthcare support initiative
 

Vector-borne diseases are a major public health problem in India and Madhya Pradesh faces one of the highest cases of malaria in the country.

Godrej in partnership with Family Health India and local NGO’s in Madhya Pradesh worked together to reduce mortality by 100% and morbidity caused by vector borne diseases through information for and education of communities via behaviour change communication.

Working together, they have reached to over 3000 villages impacting 35,00,000 people through training and volunteering programmes, chaupal sessions, nutrition support and mosquito repellent products supplies etc.

Vikas Goswami, Head, Good & Green & Godrej Industries and Associate Companies Limited received this award from Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways at a spectacular event held in New Delhi.

Talking about the award Goswami said that “At Godrej we have always actively championed social responsibility this award is a testimony of our efforts towards community development and our commitment to create Malaria free India. Giving back to our communities is important and with the help of collaboration and partnership, we in Godrej wish to improve knowledge and community action towards prevention, control, diagnosis and treatment of Malaria and Dengue at the household and community level.”

The CSR Health Impact Awards 2017 are designed to celebrate both the best CSR initiatives that have contributed to health and those businesses that have been the backbone of these efforts, either by themselves or in partnerships with organizations that impact health outcomes in the areas of their work.

 

Source: Local Media 

 

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