Bhubaneswar: Child In Need Institute (CINI), a pioneer in the field of community led initiative has joined hands with Resource group for Education and Advocacy for Community Health (REACH) to eradicate Tuberculosis in Odisha and Jharkhand by 2025 under the National Strategic Plan (NSP).
To fight the pandemic situation of COVID19, CINI is widely sharing social media collaterals to reach maximum number of health care providers, beneficiaries and people with TB in particular for spreading awareness and avoiding co-morbidity.
CINI had recently inaugurated its first unit office in Shaheed Nagar, Bhubaneswar with primary focus to reach different corners of the state and make the state free from TB.
Ranjan Panda, Chief of Programme, CINI said, “The main focus is to aware as many as TB champions, people living with TB and the community as a whole on fighting against COVID19, there by adhering to physical distancing norms, avoiding social gatherings, to aware more people and to be accountable for making a better world for living a healthy life.”
Child in Need Institute started working in Odisha about four years back in the field of child nutrition. Currently, CINI has partnered with UNICEF, Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiative (APPI) and Reach India in the state of Odisha to support the government for optimal nutritional practices among women and children, introducing technology based capacity building of front-line functionaries and fighting against TB.
Sujoy Roy, Sr. Manager CINI said “We are trying to complement the Government’s initiative of Health for All, that no one with TB, COVID-19 or any health condition will miss out on the prevention and care they need. It’s time for action. I thank my team and partners for initiating this wonderful campaign.”
The mission behind this association is to make TB-Free Odisha. CINI is closely working with different Departments of the Government and Women & Child Healthcare Department for the people.