Takeda India partners with Save the Children to strengthen maternal and child health, nutrition

This intervention will also address the requirement for testing and treatment of anaemia

Takeda Biopharmaceuticals India (formerly known as Baxalta Bioscience India) has announced a three-year partnership with Save the Children – Bal Raksha Bharat to strengthen the nutritional well-being of expecting and new mothers as well as children in selected areas of Delhi.

Executing through 200 Anganwadi centres, the intervention will strengthen partnership with the government and provide technical assistance in the form of training, capacity-building, and resource support to frontline workers and service providers The endeavour is expected to improve coverage of quality services related to health and nutrition, improved knowledge and practices of families, and increased household and community-level ownership.

Speaking on the partnership, Ruchi Sogarwal, Director- Corporate Affairs, Takeda Biopharmaceuticals India said, “Creating an environment that results in evidence-based, sustainable, multi-sectoral nutrition actions delivered at scale, this association will deepen partnership with the government to strengthen health and Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) systems. It will also address the requirement for testing and treatment of anaemia, with an emphasis on pregnant women and school-going or out-of-school adolescents, through Test-Treat-Talk (T3) Anaemia camps. This will be further implemented through engagement with the government and establishing partnerships with local and state-level Civil Society Organisation (CSO) networks that will be crucial to enabling a favourable environment to create awareness and encourage adequate support around child nutrition.”

Takeda Biopharmaceuticals will also collaborate with an independent external agency for monitoring of the project and coordinate the evaluations to ensure transparency and effectively achieve the desired outcomes.

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