The Foundation supports Healthcare programmes of deserving organizations to bring high quality healthcare within reach to underserved people in the country. Cognizant Foundation has adopted ‘preventing avoidable blindness’ and ‘promoting women and child health’ as its focus areas in Healthcare.
Preventing avoidable blindness
Blindness and vision impairment are a major public health problem in India. Blindness has profound human and socio-economic impact. The gap between eye care needs and service levels is on the increase. CF with special focus on preventing avoidable blindness aims to reduce the burden of blindness in India through the following programmes:
- Setting up of Vision Centers;
- School eye screening;
- Screening and treatment of Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) and
- Providing state-of-the-art ophthalmic equipment for eye care institutions.
Promoting women and child health
The vast majority of maternal and child deaths occur despite existing known and affordable treatment. The need of the hour is to improve the access and quality of basic health services for women and children, helping save millions of lives. Cognizant Foundation has been supporting programmes to provide quality and timely healthcare to underserved women and children. These programmes focus on reducing infant mortality, infant disability and maternal mortality.