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Another cornerstone of our CSR initiatives, Health remains a prime area of focus, largely due to the huge gap that exists between the need for health care at the lower income groups of society and the facilities available to them. Healthcare remains a global agenda with a common need that resonates in a number of developing countries, which consequently translates into alarge financial outlay requirement. On the other hand, health issues are rapidly increasing in terms of spread and complexity of health conditions, while global funding to act meticulously on these health issues to reach right down to where it is most needed remains limited.

The commitment by the VNA Foundation to behave ethically and contribute to social development, while improving the quality of life of the local community and society at large is central to its CSR program. The foundation runs an active health care initiative that allocates and distributes resources in a systematic attempt to cover as many surrounding villages as it can possibly reach, without diluting the quality and extent of health care being provided. This entails an ongoing coverage of villages around the city with an ambulance and a doctor on a weekly basis. General health check-ups, medicines and basic health care in terms of preventive and curative measures are provided to the people of these villages, absolutely free of cost. A drive to mitigate gaps by educating the local populace about basic health awareness and recognizing detrimental behavior in their own health interest, forms part of this health initiative as well.