‘Anamaya’ launched in LDV to promote adolescent health

ROING, Mar 17: A programme aimed at promoting health amongst tribal youth and students was launched today at Roing, the headquarters of Lower Dibang Valley district.

‘Anamaya’, a multi-stakeholder initiative supported by Piramal Foundation, being implemented with support from community members and health experts, aims to address the unique health challenges faced by the tribal communities in the region.

The programme will focus on providing awareness and training on various aspects of health, including the importance of adolescent health, nutrition, and mental health, and substance abuse. Through a series of interactions, training sessions, young people and students will be equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to lead healthy lifestyles and take care of their physical and mental well-being.

Roing ZPM Komji Linggi said that tribal communities in Lower Dibang Valley are facing numerous health challenges. By focusing on the youth and students, we hope to create a sustainable culture of prioritizing health and wellness that benefits the entire community. The programme will also leverage the power of youth and students to reach the wider community and develop their understanding of health issues, he added.

Divisional Program Manager of Piramal Foundation, Deidensa Basumatary expressed hope that by utilizing the power of young minds, the community can ensure that young people and students even in the most remote corners of Lower Dibang Valley have access to the knowledge and resources they need to lead healthy lives.

The programme is a much-needed step towards promoting the health and well-being of our tribal communities, said the District Hospital’s ICTC STI counsellor Pinda Pulu and hoped to make a meaningful impact on the health and well-being of the youth and students, and by extension, the entire tribal community.

Piramal Foundation’s vision is to transform health, education, water, and social sector ecosystems through partnerships, high-impact solutions, and thought leadership. Aligned to the Sustainable Development Goals, it partners with the Central and State Govts, international and national organizations, and academia to help improve delivery of government services in line with its values of “doing well and doing good”. (DIPRO)