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February 10, 2024 | PIRAMAL FOUNDATION

Strides Against Filariasis: A Journey of Collective Commitment

A significant milestone was marked on February 10, 2024 with the beginning of an integrated campaign for a fight against filariasis- a battle that has long plagued communities with its debilitating effects. The Mass Drug Administration (MDA) Drive, initiated on this day, stood as a testament to the unwavering dedication of all involved.

The launch event was attended by esteemed figures such as Mr. Sudhir Tripathy and leading health professionals. Their presence symbolized a united front against filaria. The unveiling of an awareness poster served as a visual reminder of our shared goal, while the participation of all attendees in taking the medication echoed the resolute spirit driving this public health initiative forward.

But the momentum didn't stop there. From Ranchi to Bhagalpur, from Patna to Khagaria, the campaign unfolded with a fervour unmatched.

Faith leaders lent their voices of encouragement, ASHA workers and Karuna Fellows became the unsung heroes on the ground, tirelessly distributing essential medicine and spreading awareness. In a key orientation session for District Panchayati Raj Officers in Patna, the essential role of Panchayat members in community mobilization was emphasized, highlighting their leadership in driving participation and ensuring program effectiveness.

n Khagaria, a remarkable collaboration between our team and local health officials Morbidity Management and Disability Prevention (MMDP) kits were distributed to filaria patients at CHC Parbatta block. Additionally, an impactful awareness session at Uchchatar Madhyamik Makhtab Islampur, supported by the headmaster, reached over 150 students, instilling in them the importance of community health education and disease prevention. Jharkhand's Giridih and Ranchi witnessed significant strides against filariasis, thanks to engaging sessions, artistic endeavors, and community dialogues. Through education and mobilization, these communities rallied against the health challenge, proving that together, we're building pathways towards a healthier Bharat.

As the curtains draw on this chapter of our journey, one thing remains abundantly clear: our commitment to community well-being knows no bounds. With each step forward, we inch closer to a Bharat free from filaria.

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