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India accounts for about 20% of the world's under-five child deaths. The state of Madhya Pradesh has one of the poorest medical care facilities in India, with high infant mortality rates and inadequate maternal healthcare. For this reason, the Dewas district of Madhya Pradesh was chosen for these activities. Ranbaxy manufactures pharmaceuticals in the district and the local residents have expressed a strong desire for more mobile clinic services. This led to the start of the new project. Three entities cooperate, with Daiichi Sankyo taking the overall lead, Ranbaxy coordinating with the government and hospitals and providing support, and RCHS executing and managing activities. Two new mobile healthcare vans are set to be added to the Dewas district to further reinforce and strengthen the medical services being provided in this area. In May 2011, several project participants visited this district located in the central region of India. The staff met with district administrators, the public hospital's chief medical officer, head of a village and accredited social health activists (ASHAs) who support the health of local residents ina variety of ways. The participants gave their views on various local issues-including the difficulty of finding doctors to work in such a remote place, water problems and the lack of hospitals and other facilities. They also spoke of their high expectations for the project and assured their cooperation in every respect.
Goal 4: Reduce child mortality
Goal 5: Improve maternal health
Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
Infant Mortality Rate (IMR)
Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR)
To reduce IMR by 50%
To reduce MMR by 50%
To improve health status of children up to 5 years age
To improve maternal health
To improve the health status of adolescent girls and reduce adolescent birth rate.
To promote awareness about HIV/AIDS and safe sexual behaviour among the target groups and general population to prevent transmission of HIV.
To prevent and control communicable diseases (with a focus on malaria, tuberculosis) and non-communicable diseases/other prevalent diseases in the area.
Mobile healthcare field clinics
- Basic medical services, vaccinations, pre-natal checkups
- Provision of medical information, raising awareness
Ranbaxy Community Health Care Society:
In 1979, Ranbaxy set up the non-profit organization, Ranbaxy Rural Development Trust. As the program grew, the Trust was re-christened as Ranbaxy Community Health Care Society (RCHS), an independent body created in 1994. The initiative is focused on mobile healthcare treatment based on an integrated approach of curative, preventive and health promotive services covering areas of maternal child health, family planning, adolescent health and health education, including HIV/AIDS awareness.
Fiscal 2015 Achievements
|Number of mobile healthcare field clinics (times)||503|
|Number of infants receiving preventative vaccinations (people)||6,726|
|Number of prenatal checkups (people)||563|
Basic information about India
Since independence, India has continued with its import substituting industrialization policy. In 1991, the country implemented reforms to its economic policy which supported deregulation and positively encouraged foreign investment, and the country has enjoyed high growth in real terms despite the global economic crisis.
|Areas||3,287,263 sq km (Source: Indian Government, includes regions in dispute with Pakistan and China)|
|Population||1,210 million people (2011 census, provisional)|
|Ethinic groups||Indo-Aryan, Dravidian, Mongoloid and others|
|Languages||National official language: Hindi. A further 21 state languages are recognized officially in the constitution.|
|Religions||Hindu 80.5%, Muslim 13.4%, Christian 2.3%, Sikh 1.9%, Buddhist 0.8%, Jain 0.4% (2001 census)|
|Literacy rate||74.04% (2011 census)|
Quotation: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Website
(It contains some information in 2011)
|The second report (January 25, 2013)|
|The first report (January 31, 2012)|