Project SBI Shishu Raksha is implemented with an aim to reduce mortality & morbidity rate among new-born children in partnership with Vasantha Lakshmi Charitable Trust in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh, where a total of 500 infants will undergo the regular test and 3000 awareness sessions will be conducted to curtail infant mortality rate. The main objectives of this initiatives are: To reduce mortality & morbidity rate among new-born children.
The main objectives of this initiatives are::
To reduce mortality & morbidity rate among new-born children.
To promote access and awareness of Prenatal and Infant Care.
To identify deformities/diseases/disabilities as early as possible from the birth.
Complete head to toe screening by professional paediatricians and neonatologists.
Using non-invasive procedures to identify diseases and deformities at an early stage.
To conduct screening tests for inborn errors of metabolism.
To conduct awareness sessions for parents and pregnant women on child care, preventive methods of disabilities and diseases.
India has made progress in maternal and child health but in every ten minutes, a mother dies during childbirth in India, while more than 300,000 infants do not live beyond the first 24 hours after birth. The most tragic aspect is that about 90 percent of these deaths are preventable. Lack of access to preventive care information is a significant problem underlying these woeful numbers.
Project ‘SBI Umeed’ is implemented to reduce maternal and infant mortality and morbidity rate in the selected blocks of Nuh and Tauru of Mewat district of Haryana.
SBI Foundation has partnered with ARMMAN-NGO to implement this project in order to improve the knowledge about preventative care to be taken during pregnancy and infancy amongst the poor pregnant women and women with the children under the age of five. Also, to engender behaviour change around key antenatal, postnatal and infancy indicators by providing timed and targeted information directly to the urban poor women and women with children under the age of five.
The high mobile penetration in India positions voice calls as an excellent mechanism for reaching women and families with this critical life-saving healthcare information in a timed and targeted through behaviour change communication. Our partnered NGO Armman’s innovative apps M-Mitra’s is a free mobile voice call service that provides critical preventive health care information to new and expectant mothers living in resource-poor settings, weekly/twice a week directly to the enrolled poor women throughout pregnancy period and infancy in their chosen time slot. This application has received several prestigious recognitions, including the most recent WHO Public Health Champion Award 2017 for the Innovation.
Project “SBI Eye-Care” focuses on eradication of preventable blindness and to improve visual-impairment of the rural-tribal population of Kalahandi district. There is always a backlog and paucity of funds to the patients and a rough estimate is of over 10,000 backlogs in cataract to these areas. SBI Foundation in partnership with Vision India Foundation has provided various essential facilities like medical equipment and supported 4,500 cataract surgeries to the needy spectrum in the tribal area of Kalahandi, Odisha.
This project aims to make an impact that quality of life of these majority rural population has started changing for better, the old people having a problem in vision have started becoming independent to manage their day to day lives on their own & also become economically active by starting again their daily livelihood work thereby contributing to the improvement of family standard in all aspects. In the long run, the economic standard changes drastically as they start earning on their own in a normal way due to increased productivity. Awareness on eye care also helps in awareness generation in other aspects of healthcare.
Thalassemia is a blood disorder that affects the body’s ability to produce hemoglobin and red blood cells. People with Thalassemia have lower than the normal number of red blood cells in their bodies and too little hemoglobin. Red blood cells help in carrying hemoglobin, which is a protein that transports the oxygen that we breathe in through our lungs to the rest of the body. This leads to infection, bone deformities, enlarged spleen, and slower growth rates. The treatment involves frequent blood transfusions, which can also lead to increased amounts of iron in the blood (although it can also happen because of the disease itself), which then has to be dealt with medication.
Through research, we have found out that a few of the ethnic groups like Gujarati (from Kutch area especially), Sindhi, Muslim etc. are high-risk communities for this disease in India. As, there is a genetic, ethnic and regional diversity of the hemoglobin variants as well as of the mutations in India, consanguineous marriages further compound the complexity by increasing the homozygosity in the community, considering the geographical spread.
‘‘SBI-Life Thalassemia Control and Prevention Programme” an initiative in partnership with Indian Medical Scientific Research Foundation (IMSRF) has supported around 20,000 thalassemia tests in Rajkot Saurashtra region, Gujarat, India.
The main objectives of this initiatives are:
1. To create an eco-system that develops social and institutional processes to mitigate the damages of Thalassemia.
2. To reduce the incidence of inherited blood disease thereby preventing Thalassemia major births.
3. To evaluate the awareness and knowledge of parents regarding Thalassemia disease.
4. To identify the socio-economic impact of the Thalassemia on beneficiaries’ families.
5. To identify the barriers beneficiaries’ families face.
The prevalence of sickle cell carriers among different tribal groups varies from 1 to 40 percent. Madhya Pradesh has the highest load with an estimated number of around 10,00,00 sickle cell anemia patients and it is also estimated that around 15000 pregnancies are at a risk of having a child with sickle cell disease in this state.
Despite having recorded highest incidence of this disease no formal program was implemented, SBI Foundation initiated this project a year ago in partnership with Synergy Sansthan to mitigate damages of sickle cell anemia by supporting around 9000 Sickling tests and to reintegrate Sickle Cell Anemia survivors back into society.
In the rural areas like South 24 Parganas in West Bengal, many people consider cancer as a communicable infectious disease and as a taboo for the family which leads to isolation of the individual. The distance of the residence from the cancer centre is also responsible for the late detection and poor survival rate in cancer patients. Patients from an outlying rural areas district like South 24 Parganas have been found to have more in advanced stage at diagnosis and poor survival. Keeping this in view, SBI Foundation initiated the project Cancer care in partnership with Ramakrishna Sarada Mission Matri Bhavan to conduct 3000 Mammography, 6000 Colposcopy and 1200 Biopsy tests for underprivileged women. Under this project, it is expected approximately 1,50,000 women will be benefited at the end of the year 2018.
The main objectives of this initiatives are:
To develop scientific attitude by giving up ignorance, taboos, stigmas and superstitions.
To able to take preventive measures by learning the techniques of cancer examination.
To improve the general standard of health in the community and reduce the disease burden of the society.
To reintegrate cancer survivors back into society.
To augment the deceased organ donation scenario in the country, Project Gift Hope Gift Life is working towards addressing the problems like lack of awareness, lack of readiness of medical fraternity etc. and creating an enabling environment for Organ donation in India, SBI Foundation in partnership with Mohan Foundation is setting up organ donation programs in all across India and providing training of Doctors, Volunteers, and Nurses. We have set up National Helpline ‘1800 103 7100’ (Toll Free) for Organ donation to provide service which offers information, support, guidance and referral for all those concerned with any aspect of organ donation and transplantation. This service is available in 8 languages. English • Hindi • Telugu • Tamil • Kannada • Malayalam • Marathi • Oriya
SBI Foundation and Mohan Foundation are jointly on a mission to ensure that every Indian suffering from end stage organ failure be provided with the Gift of Life through this project.
The vast majority of the rural population is deprived of basic medical facilities due to lack of healthcare infrastructure in these remote areas of India. To bring about the positive changes in the lives of underprivileged sections of society SBI Foundation has partnered with Impact India Foundation to take the free medical treatment which includes surgeries conducted for the restoration of sight, movement, hearing, correction of facial deformities and the prevention and treatment of epilepsy and dental problems.
All the facilities are provided free of cost to the underprivileged people living in the remote areas using world’s first state of art hospital on train “Life Line express”. This year we have reached to three remote locations, Goalpara in Assam, Junagarh Rd. Bhavanipatna, Kalahandi district in Odisha and Kazipet, Warangal district in Telangana to provide the medical services in the area of Vision impairment, Hearing impairment, Clefts, Orthopedic problems, Epilepsy, Dental problems, Distribution of aids & appliances, Gynecological problems, Pediatric complaints. We also distributed aids & appliances to the needy patients, trained community health workers on Life Skills Education and an awareness programs have also been conducted for the school children to educate them on dental hygiene and oral health practices.
SBI Foundation through its project Sanjeevani is providing primary healthcare services through ‘Mobile Medical Van’ to 50,000 underprivileged people of 25 villages of Namchi and Ravong Blocks of South Sikkim District of Sikkim State in partnership with Bhavishya Bharat. This project aims to prevent an epidemic and emerging diseases and improve the health status of the tribal populations of selected villages. ‘Mobile Medical Van’ is equipped with state-of-the-art multispecialty healthcare facilities at the doorstep of rural communities. Stringent systems and processes have been followed during the implementation of this project to ensure that the good quality of primary healthcare services are provided to marginalized communities.
Palliative care is fundamental to health and human dignity and is a basic human right. Palliative care is highly effective in managing pain and physical symptoms and can improve adherence to medications. World Health Organization defines palliative care as an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing problems associated with life-threatening illness and other problems like physical, psychosocial and spiritual. At present Palliative Care reaches only 1% of those requiring end-of-life cares. Patients suffering from advanced illnesses face distressing symptoms which are not limited to just the physical such as pain, fatigue, inability to eat and drink sleeplessness etc. They also suffer tremendously from the emotional, psychosocial, spiritual and interpersonal turmoil that debilitates them.
In the field of palliative care, SBI Foundation has implemented the project SBI Anugraha ‘Home Based Hospice & Palliative Care’. Through this project, SBI Foundation is supporting the hospice and palliative healthcare services to around 10,000 patients of Karamadai block of Coimbatore district, Tamil Nadu State in partnership with DEAN Foundation.
SBI Foundation in partnership with Saint Hardyal Educational and Orphans Welfare Society (SHEOWS) - adopted 130 Senior Citizens who have been deprived of shelter and lacked personal touch and care. This group of 130 Senior Citizens has been provided with a care home with apt shelter, food, and medical services. Project Care for Senior Citizens gave an intense understanding of the needs of the elderly who are deprived of home and need urgent care and attention.
Having access to sanitation is basic human right, yet the majority of the population in India suffer on daily basis due to lack of access to toilets. The absence of toilets leads to open defecation with untreated human waste, posing a serious risk to health. India is known as a religious country with around 60% of religious places do not have sufficient toilet facilities. This has caused serious health & hygiene issues.
In the past few years, due to increased accessibility and improvement in transport infrastructure, pilgrim centres have seen the phenomenal increase in the number of devotees. Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math has great religious and historic importance and it observes a huge crowds attending on the festive occasions. In such a case, providing basic facilities especially sanitation facilities to visitors is a necessary requirement. SBI Foundation in partnership with Ramakrishna Mission has facilitated a toilet block comprising of approx. 203 toilets at new Pilgrims Abode at Belur Math, Kolkata.
Health checkup of female inmates: Living in jail is not easy and the condition of the jails leads to depression and negative impact on the health of inmates. To prevent and timely detect health issues among the female jail inmates, a comprehensive health check-up camp for 130 Female inmates of Byculla Jail, Mumbai was conducted. The details of the findings were shared with the Jail authorities for taking necessary steps.