The third quarterly DR-TB consortium meeting was organized on 30th June 2021 with the objective of sharing the revised PMDT guidelines and showcasing role of corporate sector in DR-TB space. The event witnessed active participation by 89 members representing corporates from both medico and non-medico sectors.
Dignitaries including Dr Sudarsan Mandal , DDG TB, Central TB Division, Dr Reuben Swamickan, Division Chief, TB and Infectious Diseases, Health Office, USAID India, and Dr. K.S. Sachdeva, County Director, USEA, The Union were present at the event.
The meeting entailed two technical sessions. The first technical session included a presentation on 'Revised national PMDT guidelines' by Dr. Malik Parmar, National Professional Officer, DR-TB and Latent TB, WHO Country Office for India.
The next presentation was made by Dr.Jyoti Jaju, Project Director, iDEFEAT TB project, The Union, on 'Role of corporate sector in DR-TB space'.
The next technical session namely “Integrating DR-TB in corporate supported TB interventions”, witnessed presentations by three leading corporates - Medanta Hospital, Ambuja Cement Foundation, and BEST Mumbai, showcasing their work in the DR-TB space.
The meeting was successful in sharing updates on Revised PMDT guidelines, sharing information on setting up of DR-TB center in Medanta Hospital, as well as sharing the process of integrating DR-TB at workplaces and community settings.
Premas Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd.
We endeavour to bring cutting-edge tools for applications across human health, agriculture, biopharma, environment, forensics, energy, and much more to researchers and innovation-focused organizations. With the advent of genomics & proteomics, leveraging the latest technology to gain an edge in mining and interpreting information has become imperative. With our ensemble range of products, we facilitate to answer the vital questions of people's research using some of the most innovative tools from across the world.
Our versatile portfolio of leading global technologies boasts of some of the most exciting genomics and cell biology tools manufactured by global giants like Illumina, Fluidigm, Agilent, 10X Genomics, and others have tremendously boosted the popularity of the company. We are the proud channel partner for the above mentioned and a few more cutting edge technologies in India.
We not only support the Nation’s fight against TB by providing NGS based solutions for TB, but also in capacity building through joint workshops. We have partnered with organizations like FIND Dx, and workshops with Foundation for Medical Research (FMR) and National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis (NIRT) are scheduled for March. We have also been working with all the major INSACOG sites over the past year for COVID-19 surveillance across India.
Fujifilm India Private Limited was established as a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujifilm Holdings Corporation, Tokyo in India on 4th December 2007. The Japanese leader in a broad spectrum of medical imaging technologies, operates in India through its head office and is supported by branch offices and by a huge network of Indian dealers, with over 50,000 installations across the country.
Fujifilm India is continuously working towards early detection of disease and generating awareness among the general public by conducting awareness programs, for promoting TB and cancer screening.
At Sannam S4, we are committed to collaborating and contributing our bit towards the society. We partner with a number of community organisations as well as encourage our team to take small everyday actions that will add up to make a big difference. Since 2015, we have been responsible for working towards our desire to give something back to society. The initiatives and actions like no use of plastic water bottles are our way to contribute to society. Sannam S4 fully supports USAID and its partners at Amcham and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on their TB Pledge. Through our Workplace and Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative, we aimed to raise awareness of TB as a curable disease; and Improve TB health outcomes.
At Dyninno, our guiding ethos is that emerging technologies — everything from robotics and automation to artificial intelligence and machine learning — are the key to unlocking a new era of opportunity in the global travel market and financial technologies sector.
We deploy these technologies through integrated, seamless, and proprietary platforms, which enable us to scale the most important value we provide to the market: personalized, professional-level communication with our customers and partners.
Indian Association of Parliamentarians on Population & Development (IAPPD)
The Indian Association of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (IAPPD) is a national level Organization established in the year 1978. The organization was formed with an imperative of moderating the pace of population growth for a smoother course of development so as to ensure an overall improvement in the quality of life of the people and maintain a proper balance between population and development.
IAPPD has been engaging and sensitizing parliamentarians about the issue of TB in the country and seek their support in raising the profile and generate commitment to address challenges of TB in India. IAPPD in collaboration with the International Union against TB and Lung Disease (The Union) formed the India TB Caucus Chapter to seek commitments from parliamentarians to catalyze a truly robust and sustainable political response to this global disease.
Parry Agro Industries Limited
Parry Agro is one of the leading producers of CTC, Orthodox, Organic and Green teas in India and is a part of the Murugappa Group, which is among the most respected business conglomerates in India. In a country that is the second largest tea-growing region in the world, Parry Agro has estates across the best tea regions in India. Taking forward the legacy of Dewan Murugappa Chettiar, Parry Agro centered their CSR programs on the three pillars of health care, education and ecological sustainability. It works directly with the local communities or with the support of similar organisations on health / hygiene of inhabitants around their estates or making education accessible or making the ecosystem in which we live for a better place.
Parry Agro Industries committed to support the governments` call to eliminate TB from the country by 2025.
HCL Foundation (HCLF) is the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm of HCL Technologies, established in 2011. It is a value-driven, not-for-profit organization contributing toward national and international development goals. With a vision ‘to be the source code of sustainable socio-economic development’, the Foundation aims to alleviate poverty and achieve inclusive growth and development, through long-term, sustainable and scalable approaches and programs addressing various social issues.
A better planet with all people achieving peace and prosperity is at the heart and culture of HCL. Through the flagship programs—HCL Samuday and HCL Grant targeting rural geographies, HCL Uday and Clean Noida in urban geographies; the special Initiatives—HCL Foundation Academy, Sports for Change, and Power of One and the DRR efforts, HCL Foundation has impacted more than 1.6 million people and afforested over 48,800 acres of land in India.
Globally, the Power of One program allowed our employees across the countries we operate and live in to contribute to local societies, extending our values and goodwill with a meaningful impact.
Jubilant Bhartia Foundation (JBF)
Jubilant Bhartia Foundation (JBF), established in 2007, is the not-for-profit organisation of the Jubilant Bhartia Group. We focus on conceptualising and implementing the Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives (CSR) for the Group.
JBF is committed to contribute towards inclusive growth. The foundation’s objectives include various community development work, health care, cultural & sports, environment preservation initiative, vocational training, women empowerment, educational activities and promoting social entrepreneurship.
JBF is supplementing the healthcare services through mobile/static health clinics around the manufacturing locations of Jubilant. The JBF Medical Centre at Gajraula location provides various services to the patients as Outpatient Department (OPD), Day Care, Lab Tests, Directly Observed Treatment, Short-course (DOTS) for Tuberculosis, Integrated Counselling and Testing Centre (ICTC), X-Ray etc. At other locations, the basic healthcare services are provided to the inmates through mobile health units. To augment the entire health care services JBF has introduced Telemedicine to support entire ecosystem.
Synchrony is a premier consumer financial services company delivering customized financing programs across key industries including retail, health, auto, travel and home, along with award-winning consumer banking products. Synchrony International Services Pvt Ltd., the Indian affiliate of Synchrony, has been in Hyderabad, India, for more than 19 years. The company has been named as one of the Economic Times 100 Best Companies to Work for in India in 2018, 2019 and 2020.
The American Chamber of Commerce in India (AMCHAM India) is an association of American business organizations operating in India. AMCHAM India is a member to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington DC and the AmChams of Asia Pacific. Established in 1992, AMCHAM has over 400 U.S. companies as members. The incumbent U.S. Ambassador to India is the Honorary President of AMCHAM. AMCHAM enjoys a very close relationship with the U.S. Embassy and complete support in fulfilling its objectives. Country Heads of leading U.S. companies constitute the elected national executive board. The chamber’s mission is to assist member companies to succeed in India through advocacy, information, networking and business support services. AMCHAM is headquartered in New Delhi and has regional chapters in Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai.
AMCHAM fully supported USAID on their TB Pledge initiative aimed to engage the private sector to increase resources to combat TB, raise awareness of TB as a curable disease and improve TB health outcomes.
PVR NEST (Network for Enablement & Social Transformation)
PVR NEST (Network for Enablement & Social Transformation) was founded in 2006, as a social arm of PVR Ltd, that envisions sustainable, liveable cities with safe multi-utility spaces that empower women & children. PVR NEST’s core philosophy is to develop and promote public-private partnerships that work on urban sustainability issues and to create a safe environment for all sections of the society. The trust believes in educating, empowering and building a collaborative society by extending ongoing support to the vulnerable sections of the society via its various programs.
The programs of PVR NEST are aimed to provide sustainable solutions to the most fundamental problems such as safety, health, education, and workforce participation, faced by the underprivileged.
Bombay Fluid System Components Pvt.Ltd. (Swagelok Bombay) is the authorized Swagelok sales and service center in India for the states of Maharashtra, Goa, Daman, Diu, Silvassa, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Orissa, West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, North East India, and the countries of Bangladesh, Nepal, and Bhutan.
We provide Value Added Services to our customers that include Value Engineering, Technical Capabilities, Natural Gas Vehicle Prototyping, Product Evaluation, Custom Solutions, Training & Booth Presentations, Inspections, Custom Kitting, Consignment Inventory (Customer Specific Inventory), Emergency Deliveries, Equipment Servicing and Equipment Rental. For over a decade we have been servicing customers in various markets that include Analytical Instrumentation, Bio-processing & Biopharmaceutical, Chemical & Petrochemical, Food, Beverage & Dairy, Natural Gas & Alternative Fuel Vehicles, Oil & Gas, Power Generation, Process Instrumentation, Pulp & Paper Manufacturing, Semiconductor Manufacturing and Gas Distribution, Ship Building, Research & Development, Utilities & Water Treatment.
Wellspring Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.
Wellspring Healthcare Pvt Ltd. provides healthcare services. The Company owns and operates medical centers in India. It is our endeavour to have a chain of high quality Health Centres with all the services required to bridge the huge gap that exists at present in people’s health care needs. Each Healthspring Centre in the location brings all the health care services under one roof- for individual, family, community, corporate houses and Industrial complexes.
Access Health International
ACCESS Health India was home to the very first ACCESS Health office globally. Today, the India office focuses on health systems transformation and sharing innovations and best practices across India and the world.
ACCESS Health India’s research focuses on the building blocks of a healthy nation: health finance, health policy, health insurance, and healthcare delivery systems, especially in emergency care, primary care, and digital health. ACCESS Health has been a part of a wider effort in India to address issues at the systems level, in collaboration with the government, donor organizations, and international and national researchers. We have been supporting the government on primary care, digital health, risk pooling, and strategic purchasing to drive quality and accountability. ACCESS Health India will continue to generate relevant research and knowledge to help in transforming the health systems.
R N Bajaj Overseas
R N Bajaj Overseas, Agra formerly known as Narman Leathers Ltd. is an ambitious industrial venture belonging to BREMCO group, established in 1964. R N Bajaj Overseas, Agra formerly known as Narman Leathers Ltd. is an ambitious industrial venture belonging to BREMCO group, established in 1964. The organisation is engaged in manufacturing and export of footwear and footwear components of the best quality. R N Bajaj Overseas, Agra is a far sighted, technology oriented organisation having advanced manufacturing facilities, along with professionally experienced staff. It is also committed to ongoing dialogue with the users of its products so as to optimize the advantage of company’s products in national development. Social accountability is the main key and central document of our work at RN Bajaj. It is based on national law. It covers industry and corporate code to create a common language to measure social compliance. For this our management has approach setting out the structure and procedure in order to ensure & protect the basic human right to workers. These integrate well with the TB Pledge which reflects in the organization’s verifiable commitment to certain factors like child labour, health and safety, disciplinary practice, management system, etc
Timken India Limited
The Timken Company is a global industrial leader with a growing portfolio of engineered bearings and power transmission product brands. Timken India Limited, a Timken Company subsidiary, started manufacturing bearings in India nearly three decades ago and today has state-of-the-art manufacturing plants in Jamshedpur and Raipur to serve local bearing market needs and beyond. Employing the highly collaborative technical selling model for which Timken is known, the India team works directly with large OEM customers and with end users through a network of authorized distributors to make design and application recommendations to optimize performance and reliability.
The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply & Transport Undertaking
Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST), the lifeline of Mumbai’s roads and homes, has at present over 34,000 employees, serving 3.5 million commuters daily and providing electricity to over a million Mumbaikars. A socially conscious employer, BEST has always put its employees first, with various welfare policies and schemes. To reduce TB related morbidity and mortality amongst its employees and their families, the medical department of BEST introduced TB Workplace Policy in the year 2012 by the name Standard of TB care in BEST. This policy has benefitted more than 1000 employees till date. The International Labour Organisation, Geneva documented the work being carried out by BEST, in TB at the workplace. BEST strongly advocates for an early detection and diagnosis among its employees. They also advise appropriate treatment for an adequate duration with extraordinary benefits, through the screening and diagnosis facility through their health centres.
BEST employees can get themselves diagnosed and treated at its 26 fully-staffed in-house depot dispensaries and Mumbai Central Bus Depot Investigation Centre — the latter offering a single-window service to those fighting HIV-TB co-infection. The employees can access free TB treatment and facilities in-house or at a DOTS centre near home, and also consult specialists like pulmonologists, cardiologists and ophthalmologists to manage the side-effects of TB medication. To ensure the complete treatment adherence, monthly three-tier follow-up system has been devised, through the DOTS centre, the depot dispensary and the Pulmonologist at Mumbai Central depot investigation Centre. If patients need hospitalization, they can go to hospitals empanelled by BEST to seek treatment, free of cost. In addition, employees are eligible for benefits like leave with pay for up to one year. Employees who develop physical disabilities post treatment are entitled for accommodation and an alternate assignment on same payon same pay. Also, a high-protein diet is available at concessional rates. in the canteens at different depots and workshops. There are regular trainings for the medical staff, and counselling for patients and their families which is critical for treatment adherence. In addition, there are awareness activities through a web of peer educators, counsellors, and publicity material displayed in buses, bus shelters, etc. We conduct regular awareness-building, stress management activities and developed an In-house Deaddiction Centre for Tobacco,/Alcohol/other substance addict employees.
QIAGEN India Pvt. Ltd.
“QIAGEN serves more than 500,000 customers around the globe, all seeking answers from the building blocks of life – DNA, RNA and proteins. We deliver Sample to Insight solutions for molecular testing, propelling our customers from start to finish to unlock new insights. In developing countries with scarce resources, innovative solutions are needed to ensure access to affordable diagnostics to help prevent and treat diseases. For low-income countries, in particular, early detection can significantly lower therapeutic costs and stop further spread of infection.
At QIAGEN, we develop diagnostic solutions targeting some of the most widespread and emerging diseases. By collaborating with global networks, we work to ensure widespread availability in all regions of the world providing a means to fight, and perhaps even eradicate such diseases. The global community has an unmet need for a low complexity, highly accurate test for latent TB designed with a focus on cost efficiency and ease of use that brings the best in class QuantiFERON technology to these settings. In partnership with Ellume, QIAGEN is developing QIAreach QuantiFERON-TB as a novel workflow dedicated to the needs of low-resource regions with a high disease burden of TB.
QIAGEN is committed to expanding screening for TB with modern blood-based assays for latent TB infection in regions with a high disease burden but limited resources. We are also working closely with the World Health Organization (WHO), governments and NGO’s in the global fight to eradicate TB.
QIAGEN has ensured continuity of testing during these times by addressing the urgent demand for testing solutions needed in the global response to the coronavirus pandemic by massively ramping up production capacity and building the most comprehensive portfolio of solutions for COVID-19 testing. QIAGEN products are being used for the development of vaccines against COVID-19. QIAGEN expects that the availability of vaccines will drive ongoing demand for testing as the immune response in the population will have to be assessed and monitored. “
NSF Safety and Certifications India Pvt. Ltd.
As a global public health and safety organization, NSF International is at the forefront of protecting the food we eat, the water we drink, the products we use and the environment we live in. We do this by working across three large domains of corporate social responsibility: environment, social, and governance. In addition to our commitment to identify, acknowledge, assess and reduce issues within these domains, NSF is committed to weaving the following overarching principles into every aspect of our business as we continue to develop and grow our corporate sustainability activities.
Nayara Energy Limited
Nayara Energy Limited (Nayara Energy) is an independent oil company with strong presence across the hydrocarbon value chain from refining to retail. The Company has 20 MMTPA refinery situated at Vadinar, District Devbhumi Dwarka in Gujarat, India. The refinery is supported by captive port, storage facilities and a thermal power plant. At Nayara Energy, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has been an integral part of its business strategy. We appreciate the social and economic diversity in the country and have consciously embedded the community engagement dimension in its business planning, risk and reputation management processes. Our CSR initiatives have played a pivotal role in improving the quality of life of the communities living in the vicinity of operations of the company, across several thematic areas inclusive of Health & Sanitation, Education & Skill Development, and Environmental Sustainability & Sustainable Livelihood respectively.
Under the public health initiative, we are also working towards complete eradication of Tuberculosis (TB) in collaboration with the Government of Gujarat, in Devbhumi Dwarka district. As part of this programme, we provide long-term nutrition support to speed up their recovery process and subsequently, ensure their complete recovery. This unique partnership has been recognized at several forums. 422 TB patients in the district have benefited from the program so far. Apart from the above, methods are in place to create awareness, and encourage the testing at the primary level, so as to arrest the disease at the initial phase of it.
Modine Thermal Systems Pvt. Ltd.
Modine Manufacturing Company has been leading the way in thermal management since 1916. We design, manufacture, and test heat transfer products for a wide variety of applications and markets. We’re at work in practically every corner of the world, delivering the solutions our customers need, where they need them.
The safety of Modine employees is more than just a priority, it’s a value that is ingrained in how we operate our business. The company believes all injuries are preventable, and unsafe conditions and behaviours are not acceptable. TB pledge supports our determination having healthy workplace environment holding best interest for the employees.
Mirza International Ltd
Founded in 1979, mirza international limited is India’s leading leather footwear manufacturer, marketer and exporter. We own a portfolio of well-recognised brands. We are india’s leading leather footwear manufacturer, marketer and exporter powered by our solid infrastructure, consumer-focussed approach and omni-channel marketing. Our expertise in product innovation, along with our strong fashion sensibilities, has also inspired us to foray into clothing and accessory segments in both domestic and global markets.
We firmly believe that our growth over the years is a function of operating responsibly. Environment-friendly practices have been integrated into our operations to reduce waste, optimise resources and minimise the negative impact on the planet. We strive to make a difference in the areas where we live and work by supporting local communities. Our main areas of intervention are healthcare, education and 4women empowerment. We have set up the Mirza Charitable Hospital Ltd., a multi-speciality hospital at Unnao District, Uttar Pradesh. The hospital provides OPD and IPD services to low-income people residing in nearby areas. It is run by independent doctors specialised in the fields of orthopaedics, ophthalmology, general medicine, physiotherapy and dental among others. Surgical facilities, diagnostic services, Mobile Medicare Unit (MMU), round-the-clock ambulance, medicine distribution and medical consultation are all provided free of cost by the hospital. Through the MMU, quality healthcare services are provided for free to the needy people living in different villages in the district. Having knowledge on the health issues we decided to join the Pledge for mutual benefits for community development.
Metropolis Healthcare Ltd
Metropolis Healthcare Limited is one of leading and renowned Indian diagnostics companies. The Company owns a chain of diagnostic centres across India, South Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Over the years, Metropolis has carved a niche for itself. The Company enjoys a loyal customer base, reflecting its strength as a brand offering superior diagnostic tests and services. With its widespread operational network, Metropolis offers a comprehensive range of clinical laboratory tests and profiles. These tests and profiles are used for prediction, early detection, diagnostic screening, confirmation and/or monitoring of the disease.
Medanta – The Medicity is one of India’s largest multi-super specialty institutes located in Gurgaon, in National Capital Region. Founded by eminent cardiac surgeon, Dr. Naresh Trehan, the institution has been envisioned with the aim of bringing to India the highest standards of medical care along with clinical research, education and training. We are governed under the guiding principles of providing medical services to patients with care, compassion, commitment.
Mission TB Free Haryana, launched in 2015, is a public private partnership between the Government of Haryana and Medanta Hospital to increase access to TB care in rural Haryana. Our intervention model is hinged on strengthening the robust National TB Program by finding missing TB patients and establishing linkages between the patients and the government health care and treatment services. 3 vans fitted with X-Ray machines move across a cluster of districts in a cyclic manner, dedicating 4-6 weeks to each district, supporting each PHC/CHC by conducting X-rays of presumptive patients for almost a week and then returning again within 6-8 months to it. The routes of the vans are designed in consultation with the District TB Officers. Community is informed ahead of the camp, using the help of the front line health workers like ASHA, ANMs who are essentially the link between the community and health services. Vans fitted with confirmatory, CBNAAT tests serve as a missing link. State-of-the-art services are delivered right at the doorstep of patients, reducing the delay in diagnosis. In November 2019 upon becoming a CTP Member, we ensured 100% population coverage. Launched in a block of Pataudi, a team equipped with a questionnaire covered entire the block through door-to-door screening and identified patients. Local level stakeholders like ASHA workers, sarpanch and civil society organizations were engaged via meetings, workshops, etc. to increase awareness and community ownership. The entire continuum of care – awareness, screening, diagnosis, treatment and counselling for adherence, is offered in the block. The X-ray vans have provided screening support across 19 of the 22 districts of the state. The scaling up of our intervention in 4 additional states of India - Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand and Meghalaya, proves the success of our pilot in Haryana.
Johnson & Johnson Pvt. Limited
At Johnson & Johnson, we believe good health is the foundation of vibrant lives, thriving communities and forward progress. That’s why for more than 130 years, we have aimed to keep people well at every age and every stage of life. Today, as the world’s largest and most broadly-based healthcare company, we are committed to using our reach and size for good. We strive to improve access and affordability, create healthier communities, and put a healthy mind, body and environment within reach of everyone, everywhere. We are blending our heart, science and ingenuity to profoundly change the trajectory of health for humanity.
For more than 70 years, Johnson & Johnson has been serving the healthcare needs of patients and consumers in India. The company today employs more than 3,500 people and is organized into three business segments: Consumer Healthcare, Medical Devices and Pharmaceuticals.
Johnson & Johnson is a committed partner to the Government of India in realizing its vision of a TB-free India by 2025 and has been working closely with the Government and other partners to take a holistic approach to ending TB. Efforts include:
Access to treatment: In 2015, Johnson & Johnson introduced bedaquiline, our antibiotic for pulmonary multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB), in India. It was the first TB medicine with a novel mechanism of action to be introduced in the country in more than 40 years. To support the government’s efforts to build capacity for its introduction, the Company donated more than 22,000 courses of bedaquiline through a global donation program operated in partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development. Now bedaquiline is available to nearly 140 countries including India at a not-for-profit price through Stop TB Partnership’s Global Drug Facility.
Case Detection and Testing: With the goal of enabling early diagnosis, the Company has supported state governments and NGOs to provide nearly 50,000 X-ray tests, 32,000 molecular tests, and 4,600 pre-evaluation tests and to build the capacity of eight culture and drug sensitivity testing labs. Approximately 7,600 TB cases and 1,000 DR-TB cases have been diagnosed through these interventions
• Supported campaigns that involved 24,000 auto-rickshaws, 21,000 buses, 200 taxis, 56 trains, 6 radio stations, 112 theatre screens and 590 street plays across the cities of Hyderabad, Mumbai, Nagpur Delhi and Patna.
• Supported the inclusion of TB messaging into a first-of-its-kind “edutainment” campaign in India, MTV Nishedh, aimed at raising awareness and reducing stigma around health issues among young people in India. The campaign reached more than 10 million Indians via MTV India, Colors Rishtey, and VOOT. The company is now supporting a new, digital miniseries called MTV Nishedh Alone Together, which focuses on how COVID-19 has impacted the lives of young people, including those suffering from TB. Episodes are streaming on YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook.
Capacity Building of Clinicians and Healthcare workers: Supported the training of more than 15,000 healthcare professionals across 13 high-burden states in clinical management of TB and MDR-TB
Nutrition Support: In order to improve nutritional status of TB/DR-TB patients, the Company supported programs have provided nutritional support to approximately 6,000 TB and MDR-TB patients across 6 states
Innovation: Launched the DR-TB Lifeline Quickfire Challenge to identify and fund innovative solutions for continuity of DR-TB care during COVID-19. Two of the five awardees were Indian NGOs.
Beyond this, the Company is accelerating TB research and development (R&D) to discover innovative next-generation treatments and other tools that will be needed to reach the global goal of ending TB. These efforts are part of a comprehensive 10-year TB initiative launched by Johnson & Johnson in September 2018. With a focus on treatment access, patient finding and R&D, the Company aims to help save 1.8 million lives and prevent 12 million infections globally over the next decade.
J V Gokal Charity Trust
J. V. Gokal Charity Trust (JVGCT) is national level public charitable trust (NGO) which works in collaboration of like-minded NGOs in India, specifically for needy and underprivileged. We have been working across Maharashtra, Gujarat, Manipur, Nagaland, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Odisha through its Healthcare, Educational and Community Development Projects.
We had been operating an affordable Healthcare Center, InTOUCH Health Science Centre, at Mao village in Senapati district. Through this centre, Doctors’ consultation and medicines along with diagnostic services are provided at highly subsidized cost to beneficiaries. In the year 2018, we signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with District TB Officer, Senapati District to start a Designated Microscopy Centre (DMC) cum DOTS Centre at their existing health center. The MoU established JVGCT’s clinic as a public-private partnership model with all the consumables like drugs and diagnostics for TB being supplied by the government including management of MDR TB cases. At present, the clinic is serving 10 villages in and around Mao in the area of TB awareness, active case detection, diagnosis, providing counselling to TB patients, treatment, nutrition (protein powder supplement), etc.
JindalX is a global service company focused on delivering awesome customer experiences for its clients. With our focus on continuous innovation, out-of-the-box solutions, and being enablers for our customers, we find the missing ‘X’ that propels us as partners towards ‘Xponential’ growth.
IPE Global Limited
IPE Global Limited (IPE Global) is an international development consultancy group providing expert technical assistance in developing countries. The group partners with multilateral and bilateral agencies, governments, corporates and not-for-profit entities in anchoring a development agenda for equitable development and sustainable growth. As an organization, IPE Global Limited (“IPE Global”) realize the importance of a role it can play and supports this fight against TB by providing its support; starting with a promise to raise awareness, create an ethos of care and inclusion and helping in the prevention and spread of TB. To convert its intention into action, IPE Global is proud to announce its pledge in support of all persons with TB. In keeping with its Duty of Care Policy, IPE Global has signed as a Corporate TB Pledge Member at the Gold Level and commits to working in generating awareness on TB and making all its workplaces TB free. IPE Global foster a culture of caring towards individuals afflicted by Opportunistic Infections (OIs) such as Tuberculosis (TB). IPE Global shall make constant endeavors to sensitize, screen and treat all staff to prevent TB and stop its spread. This Statement of Commitment aligns with the key principles of the Government of India's National TB Policy.
Hindustan Latex Family Planning Promotion Trust (HLFPPT)
Hindustan Latex Family Planning Promotion Trust (HLFPPT) is a notfor-profit National organization promoted by HLL Lifecare Limited (a Mini Ratna enterprise, Government of India). It was founded in 1992 and is registered under the Travancore-Cochin Literary, Scientific and Charitable Societies Registration Act, 1955 and today stands as one of the leading Public Health Organisation in India with major development projects portfolio. It also has 80G, 12A, ISO Certification and FCRA registration. Presently, HLFPPT has staff strength of above 2000+ people with a grant portfolio of over Rs. 110+ Crores. HLFPPT has been implementing large-scale healthcare programmes in partnership with various donors.HLFPPT’s core area of work is Reproductive Health, Maternal & Child Health, AdolescentHealth, Family Planning, HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis, Elderly Care and Support with afocus on poor and marginalized rural and urban population. HLFPPT works with a vision of increasing access to quality healthcare products and service. Nearly since last three decades,HLFPPT has reached to more than 51 crores + beneficiaries across rural and urban India bydelivering quality healthcare services at their doorsteps. HLFPPT is actively contributingtowards the goals of National Health Mission, National AIDS Control Program andSustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through the Capacity Building of healthcare professionals, Strengthening of Health System, Advocacy, Research and KnowledgeManagement, Public–Private Partnership (PPP), Local Linkages with NGOs/CBOs anddemand generation.
Our main donor partners includes National Health Mission (NHM), NACO, Ministry of SkillDevelopment and Entrepreneurship, Ministry of Minority Affairs, Ministry of Social Justiceand Empowerment, Ministry of Rural Development, Renowned Corporate organizations,National & international NGOS & Foundations, Bilateral and Multilateral organizations etc.Locations of work: At Present, over 75+ active projects are functional in 24 States and 04UTs in India. HLFPPT’s corporate office is based in Noida (Uttar Pradesh) and registeredoffice is based at Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala). In addition, HLFPPT functions through anextended network of regional offices spread across 14 states.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise India
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is an industry leading technology global company that enables customers to go further, faster. With the industry's most comprehensive portfolio, spanning the cloud to the data centre to workplace applications, our technology and services help customers around the world make IT more efficient, more productive and more secure.
HPE India is one of the largest employee base outside of the United States. This base spans over the full range of activities including significant R&D, sales, global services, operations, marketing, as well as a legal function agility centre.
We have installed over 141 eHealth Centers (eHC) under our Corporate Social Responsibility program, across the country where more than 1 million patients have been registered and treated under primary health domain, free of cost. We signed the Corporate TB Pledge and committed 50,000 TB screening by using their existing set up of eHC’s. The positive TB cases are being connected with the national TB program. MDR diagnosis machine has also been installed in Bareilly for identifying Drug resistant TB cases.
Goodricke Group Limited
Goodricke Group Ltd – part of Camellia Plc, an international group of diverse companies, has tea estates and factories located across Assam and West Bengal including in the Darjeeling hills. About 180,000 workers and their families live within the tea estates in housing provided by the company. The company is committed to eliminate TB by 2025 and the health of this large population is looked after by a strong and dedicated team of doctors and trained para medical staff who run 31hospitals and 12 dispensaries. However, Tuberculosis remains a health problem amongst tea garden workers. Factors such as illiteracy, alcohol, tobacco consumption, unbalanced dietary practices of the community and delay in seeking TB treatment make them a high-risk group.
Goodricke Group adopted TB interventions across all ongoing health services since early 2000s. Our program has grown into a large scale well-designed holistic model that includes training of staff, awareness generation activities amongst the high-risk groups, active case finding, contact screening, early diagnosis, free treatment supported with counselling and follow-ups with close linkages with the National TB Program. Non-workers residing in the gardens are also included in their TB elimination program.
Federal-Mogul Goetze (India) Limited
Federal-Mogul Goetze (India) Limited is a listed entity established in 1954 in India.
Since, 2018 Federal-Mogul Goetze (India) Limited is owned by Tenneco Inc., Tenneco Group is a multi-billion dollar global company and one of the leading manufacturers of automotive components in the world.
Federal-Mogul Goetze (India) Limited is one of the leading technological product supplier of pistons and piston rings in India. While Tenneco’s Powertrain, Clean Air and Motorparts divisions continued to operate independently in 2020, we were united in our mission to preserve the environment and conserve resources. As a global organization, we are committed to supporting local communities and enabling a healthier and more productive world. Our goal is to engage in practices that promote environmental stewardship and employee health and safety, actively enhance the neighborhoods in which we work and live, and develop innovative solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reduce water use by our manufacturing operations.
Edwards Lifesciences (India) Pvt Ltd
Our company is driven by a passion to help patients. We partner with clinicians to develop innovative technologies in the areas of structural heart disease and critical care monitoring to help patients live longer, healthier and more productive lives. As a leader in patient-focused innovation, we will engage stakeholders as trusted partners and be accountable for our environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance. Being member of the Pledge we continue to pursue our goals and progress further in our sustainability journey
E.I. DuPont India Pvt. Ltd.
For over two hundred years, we’ve been innovating around you. And right now, DuPont is working side by side with industry leaders in safety, healthcare, nutrition, electronics, mobility and construction, creating technology-based materials, ingredients and solutions that help transform industries and everyday life.
With the world’s population projected to increase from 7 to 9 billion by the year 2050, providing for water, energy, and health care needs of people everywhere presents unprecedented challenges. We are aligning our science and innovation to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. Approximately 9,000 DuPont scientists and engineers collaborate with academics, companies, governments, and others to develop science-based solutions that create positive societal change in areas such as clean water, health and safety, 5G, and automotive electrification. We worked with customers, suppliers, NGOs and business partners to identify the sustainability issues that offer the greatest opportunity to deliver business value, increase resiliency across our value chains, and enable people and societies to thrive.
Dow Chemical International Pvt. Ltd
Dow Chemical International Private Limited (Dow India) aims to be the most innovative, sustainable, inclusive customer-centric materials science company. The company is committed to delivering the right solutions to its customers’ challenges every day. With broadest technology sets spanning performance materials, industrial intermediates, and plastics Dow India delivers differentiated science-based products and solutions in high-growth segments, such as packaging, infrastructure, and consumer care.
With approximately 1000 employees, its operations are spread over 7 locations in the country, including three manufacturing sites, three established Centers of Excellence, and one headquarter office. As a responsible corporate, the company supports its Corporate Social Responsibility (program) with technology expertise and employee volunteerism. Dow India works with non-profit partners towards the empowerment of differently-abled, women, and children in communities where it operates. The company aims to redefine the societal blueprint, by supporting holistic sustainability and circular economy initiatives.
Cepheid is a leading molecular diagnostics company that is an operating company within Danaher Corporation’s Diagnostics platform. Cepheid is dedicated to improving healthcare by developing, manufacturing, and marketing accurate yet easy-to-use molecular systems and tests. By automating highly complex and time-consuming manual procedures, the company’s solutions deliver a better way for institutions of any size to perform sophisticated molecular diagnostic testing for organisms and genetic-based diseases. Through its strong molecular biology capabilities, the company is focusing on those applications where accurate, rapid, and actionable test results are needed most, such as managing infectious diseases and cancer. For more information, visit http://www.cepheid.com
Cadence Design Systems India Pvt Ltd
Cadence is a pivotal leader in electronic design, building upon more than 30 years of computational software expertise. The company applies its underlying Intelligent System Design strategy to deliver software, hardware and IP that turn design concepts into reality. Cadence customers are the world’s most innovative companies, delivering extraordinary electronic products from chips to boards to systems for the most dynamic market applications, including consumer, hyperscale computing, 5G communications, automotive, mobile, aerospace, industrial and healthcare. For six years in a row, Fortune magazine has named Cadence one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. Learn more at cadence.com.
Becton Dickinson India Private ltd
Becton Dickinson (BD) is a global medical technology company that is advancing the world of healthTM by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. Globally, BD has successfully developed technologies that helps in TB diagnosis and Drug Susceptibility Testing (DST). Such technologies helps clinicians in early and accurate diagnosis of TB; initiation on appropriate anti-tubercular drugs and subsequent follow-up testing, which helps in combating both drug sensitive and resistant TB. These technologies include – (a) BD BACTEC™ MGIT™ automated mycobacterial detection system for Liquid Culture and DST and (b) BD Max™ molecular platform with MDR TB assay for detection of MTB with both INH and Rif DST. Currently, over 100 BACTEC™ MGIT™ have been installed in India across both public and private sector.
BD is committed to supporting National Tuberculosis Elimination Program (NTEP) in eliminating TB from India by 2025. In 2018, BD Global Health initiated a multi-country partnership with USAID called STRIDES which is aimed at improving access to and capacity for TB resistance testing. In 2019, BD commenced a ‘TB Free Workplace’ campaign across all its offices in India as part of CTP.
BD joins CTP as a Platinum partner and is committed to support the fight against TB.
BAE Systems India (Services) Private Limited
At BAE Systems, our advanced defence technology protects people and national security, and keeps critical information and infrastructure secure. We search for new ways to provide our customers with a competitive edge across the air, maritime, land and cyber domains.
We aim to create sustainable value for all our stakeholders. We believe in supporting causes that have meaning to our business and the communities in which we operate is important to us. Under the sustainability agenda of good health and well-being we support the TB Pledge.
Applied Materials India Pvt. Ltd.
Applied Materials Inc. is the leader in materials engineering solutions used to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world. Our expertise in modifying materials at atomic levels and on an industrial scale enables customers to transform possibilities into reality. At Applied Materials, our innovations make possible the technology shaping the future. Learn more at www.appliedmaterials.com.
Apollo Tyers Foundation
Apollo Tyres Foundation (ATF) is the CSR arm of Apollo Tyres Ltd. All the CSR initiatives of the organisation are aligned with National Goals and Sustainable Development Goals. The organisation has categorised its CSR initiatives in two themes Environment and Social (which has health and community development).
Healthcare programme for trucking community is a pioneer programme run by the organisation since 2001. Under this initiative ATF operates 31 Healthcare Centres in the transhipment hubs spanning across 19 Indian States. The programme provides healthcare services such as Prevention and Awareness of HIV-AIDS, Vision Care, Integration of Tuberculosis and other Non-Communicable diseases such as Diabetes, High Blood Pressure and General Treatment facility
To support the Prime Minister’s call to eliminate TB in India by 2025, Apollo Tyres joined Corporate TB Pledge (CTP) in 2019. TB initiative of Apollo Tyres is primarily aims to generate awareness, early diagnosis and treatment adherence to reduce morbidity and mortality due to tuberculosis amongst the trucking community. We are managing Designated Microscopy Centre (DMC) in Public Private Model at Agra, Gwalior, Guwahati, Mundra Port, Delhi and Kanpur (six centres). Through the healthcare centres we provides services such as sputum testing, linking beneficiaries who are found positive with DOTs facility and conducting regular awareness sessions in order to prevent TB are offered etc.
Ambuja Cement Foundation
Established in 1993, Ambuja Cement Foundation (ACF) is a grassroots Pan-India implementing organisation that harnesses the power of partnerships –between communities, Government and other like-minded corporates and NGOs – to help solve pressing community problems and to foster prosperity. In particular, to the health program, it bridges the gap between rural communities and primary healthcare. Taking a holistic approach ACF facilitates to provide appropriate healthcare services and awareness so that people increase their health seeking behavior.
The programme is led by a cadre of ACF-trained, village-based health workers called Sakhis, ensuring basic health care at the village level, and refer patients for timely medical intervention whenever needed. They play an active role in promoting health-based neonatal care, sanitation, tobacco control and adolescent issues.
ACF has committed to extend their support towards awareness generation, nutrition education and issue advisory/directives to all its locations to integrate modules on prevention and control of Tuberculosis into all its relevant trainings, in its operating geographical area and help in treatment adherence as well as early identification of patients through referral of suspected cases.