Health care for infants

David was a trustee with Ekam, a non-profit organization that works towards providing quality health care to needy children and mothers in India. David’s role was to assist with streamlining the operational activities, with emphasis on social media awareness and support fund raising from foreign corporates.

Ekam commenced with the basic premise that no child should be denied the right to healthcare, thereby contributing to a reduction in infant, childhood, adolescent and maternal mortality rates. Ekam is a unique health care model, primarily focusing on neonates and infants. The primary is not to replace but to seamlessly supplement the Public health care system. As a child’s health is dependent on the health of its mother, interventions are tailored to address the challenges and gaps within the Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn Child and Adolescent Health.

Ekam over the last six years has provided health care at primary health centers, district hospitals and other tertiary care government hospitals

  • by training nurses,
  • helping in maintaining critical equipment,
  • transporting sick infants to the nearest district hospitals and,

providing lab test support, drugs and medicines in select government hospitals.