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Infosys Foundation: Infosys Foundation teams up with Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms to boost maternity care in Karnataka

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Infosys’ philanthropic arm Infosys Foundation on Wednesday announced a collaboration with the Centre’s department of biotechnology-supported Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP), to launch the ‘C-CAMP-Infosys Foundation Project Early Life, aimed at bolstering maternity care for expectant mothers and newborns in Karnataka.

The foundation has committed Rs 8.5 crore towards the project, which aims to benefit about 50,000 to 1 lakh women and 4,000 newborns across eight districts in the state, over a period of four years.

Project Early Life was launched at the Government of Karnataka’s roundtable on health titled ‘A new paradigm with CSR and Philanthropy,’ which was chaired by the state’s health minister Dinesh Gundu Rao. “Improving Maternal and newborn healthcare in the districts is a very important priority for us. We will be starting with Dharwad and Ballari and cover a total of eight districts to strengthen health monitoring for all mothers and quality care to newborns requiring critical care support,” the minister said.

Infosys Foundation trustee Sunil Kumar Dhareshwar said the project would give a boost to the public healthcare infrastructure in the state. “Maternity care has been a key area of focus for Infosys Foundation within the healthcare space. The Early life project would give impetus to the adoption of innovative technologies in maternal and child care,” he said.

Dr. Taslimarif Saiyed, CEO and Director of C-CAMP expressed his appreciation for Infosys Foundation’s support, saying the initiative would boost affordable healthcare in Karnataka by leveraging advanced technology built indigenously.

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