‘Building a fairer, healthier world.’
Story of how a five-year-old child from Dibrugarh is making his way back to his old life.
Picture is for representational purposes
Five-year-old Pankaj Konwar has been undergoing treatment for B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia at Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh, for the past two months. He’s from Sivasagar, Assam, and belongs to 70% of India’s population that lives in rural India who do not have equal access to healthcare facilities. That’s because 95% of cancer-care facilities are in urban India.
To bridge this gap and help children like Pankaj get easy access to healthcare facilities, we have tied up with new tertiary cancer centres in tier-2 and tier-3 towns. This includes AMC Dibrugarh, where Pankaj receives the goodness of nutrition through our In-meal, Supplement, and Ration Program.
40% of all Indian children with cancer are malnourished at the time of diagnosis, and 100% of them can fight harder with better nutrition. Thanks to your support, Pankaj can beat cancer and go back to living his old life, which he misses immensely.
Pankaj’s parents are glad that their son receives all the nutritional items essential for his recovery through Cuddles’ ration basket. His mother has the flexibility to prepare good wholesome food from the ration items.
Every year, World Health Day is celebrated on April 7th. In 2021, the objective is ‘Building a fairer, healthier world.’ According to WHO, the sufferings and illnesses faced by some of the groups are preventable. Centres like AMC, Dibrugarh attempt to equalise the divide that prevents access to healthcare services.
Our team of nutritionists is trained to ensure that every child is strong enough to undergo and complete their treatment. Thanks to you, Pankaj has a chance at resuming his education to live his dream of joining the Border Security Force. You are extremely valuable to our mission of making healthcare accessible for many children like Pankaj. Thank you so much for your support!