Govt launches multi stakeholder initiative to enhance tribal nutrition

07 April 2021 | News

The Collaborative is a multi-stakeholder initiative of Tribal Affairs Ministry supported by Piramal Foundation and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Image credit- PIB Image credit- PIB

Anamaya, the Tribal Health Collaborative, has been launched by Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan and Union Minister of Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda.

The Collaborative is a multi-stakeholder initiative of Tribal Affairs Ministry supported by Piramal Foundation and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). It will converge efforts of various Government agencies and organisations to enhance the health and nutrition status of the tribal communities of India.

This Collaborative is a unique initiative bringing together governments, philanthropists, national and international foundations, NGOs/CBOs to end all preventable deaths among the tribal communities of India. It aims to build a sustainable, high-performing health eco-system to address the key health challenges faced by the tribal population of India.

In a video message, Smriti Z. Irani, Union Minister for Women and Child development said, “The tribal people of our country are facing challenges of health and nutrition. The collaboration between Government and Non-Government agencies to address this challenge is a very welcome decision”.

Addressing the need for a collaborative approach to reach the most marginalised and vulnerable communities, Ajay Piramal, Chairman, Piramal Enterprises stated “On behalf of the partners of the Tribal Health Collaborative, I am delighted to contribute to enhancing the health and nutrition status of the most vulnerable population of India. It has taken over a year to bring together organisations with diverse experiences and expertise, aligning them towards the common cause of tribal health enhancement. We look forward to working under the guidance of both the Ministries.”

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