Daiichi Sankyo and Ranbaxy have started a synergistic five-year initiative to sponsor mobile healthcare field clinics in India, Cameroon and Tanzania as part of their global social contribution activities. The initiative has been implemented in India through the “Ranbaxy Community Health Care Society,” a non-profit organization established by Ranbaxy, and in Cameroon and Tanzania through an international NGO, Plan, utilizing Ranbaxy’s accumulated and rich know-how and experience in providing mobile healthcare services.
A mobile healthcare van has medical equipment and supplies for basic medical care, immunizations, maternal & child health services, health education, etc. Making the most of its mobility, it can provide greater access to medical and primary healthcare and save many lives in areas that are far from regular healthcare facilities.
To date, the initiative has achieved impressive results. In Cameron, the mobile health clinic has provided services to the regions of Bertoua, Bamenda, Biteng and Garoua. This includes child and maternal health services, providing children with vaccinations and training of community health workers to aid in the project. On the other hand, in Tanzania, the project is conducted in Kisarawe, where the mobile health van visits 17 villages per month. In addition of mobile health services, the project organizes Health Days once every three months in the 76 targeted villages. Activities are mainly designed for mothers to learn about infant nutrition and to provide infants with check-ups and vaccinations. And in India, the mobile healthcare vans visit doctorless underserved villages to provide medical examinations and care for new born babies. The local health workers called ASHA also provide instructions on the importance of breastfeeding and nutrition.
|Location||South Asia, West Africa, East Asia and Pacific, Tanzania, Cameroon, India|