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As an emerging global biopharmaceutical enterprise focused on delivering affordable healthcare, Biocon's commitment goes beyond developing new medicines. Biocon is engaged in providing sustainable solutions to address the myriad healthcare challenges faced by the country as a part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
Biocon's Foundation believes that the corporate social responsibility will be best fulfilled by creating a comprehensive and integrated ecosystem which can deliver affordable and effective healthcare to the less privileged among India's rural and urban population. It supports education initiatives imparting better learning to the underprivileged students in rural schools.
It is also constantly engaged in empowering communities through sustainable solutions and have facilitated for better infrastructure including health-centers, community centers, primary schools, proper sanitation, water and light sources in various districts of rural Karnataka.
The Foundation believes in making a meaningful social impact through collaborative approach and is constantly engaged in several public-private partnerships to implement integrated programs aimed at making a difference.
Biocon's comprehensive healthcare efforts span preventive, primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare programs. Under its preventive health education programs, Biocon realized that preventing and managing chronic disease would be challenging. Patients must often change their lifestyle and behavior.
Thus, the Foundation has fused elements of education and prevention by implementing an extensive preventive health education programs. This addresses water-borne diseases, hygiene-related and chronic illnesses, as well as maternal health and childcare.
To raise awareness about hygiene and sanitation related illnesses, which account for a significant number of patient complaints in rural areas, Biocon's Community Health Workers (CHWs) conduct preventive health workshops to educate villagers on nutrition, personal and environmental hygiene, good sanitation and hand washing habits.
The workshops have been attended by almost 200,000 women and children so far.
Biocon Foundation has also taken the initiative to build over 800 toilets in Karnataka to not only ensure better health for all community members but also the safety and privacy of women and children.