Government launches “Anamaya Initiative” – For Tribal Health

What is the News? Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare and Union Minister of Tribal Affairs launches the Anamaya Initiative — a Tribal Health Collaborative.

About Anamaya Initiative:
  • Anamaya is a multi-stakeholder initiative of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs. Piramal Foundation and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) are supporting it.
  • Objectives:
    • Firstly, Anamaya Initiative aims to converge efforts of various Government organizations. It is to improve the health and nutrition status of the tribal communities of India.
    • Secondly, it also aims to build a sustainable health ecosystem. It will address the key health challenges of the tribal population.
Key Features of the Initiative:
  • Firstly, it will bring together governments, philanthropists, national and international foundations, NGOs/CBOs for the health of the tribal communities.
  • Secondly, it will function in 50 Aspirational tribal districts initially (with more than 20% ST population) across 6 high tribal population states.
  • Lastly, over a 10-year period, the work of the Anamaya will be extended to 177 tribal Districts. The Ministry of Tribal Affairs will select the districts.

Click Here to Read about the other Initiatives launched for Tribals

Source: PIB


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