Sukarya’s International Conference on “Maternal Child Health Nutrition: Tackling anemia, malnutrition, and food systems affecting health in developing countries” drew attention to the pressing issues of anemia and malnutrition, which continue to undermine the potential of children, women, men, families, and the entire society. More than 50% of women and around 70% of children in India are anemic.
As the sequel to the first conference held in September 2018 before COVID, attended by more than 200 subject-matter-experts, including those from Nepal, Bangladesh, Malaysia, and the United States, Sukarya is proud to announce its 2nd International Conference on Maternal Child Health & Nutrition to be held in New Delhi, September 22-23, 2023. The conference’s theme will be “Tackling anemia, malnutrition, and food systems affecting health in developing countries.”
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At the first public event, an awareness-fund raiser, after almost two years of pandemic, SUKARYA USA felicitated Meera Satpathy, the Founder and Chairperson of Sukarya, one of India’s most respected and successful grassroots level NGOs for its path-breaking initiatives addressing most critical issues of underprivileged women living in the urban slums and villages since 1998.
The evidence from the NFHS-4 survey conducted in 2015-16 and NFHS-5 survey conducted in 2019-21 shows a substantial increase in the prevalence of anaemia among children below the age of five as well as adolescents, women and men between 15 to 49 years of age. Therefore, Sukarya decided to organise a Seminar to bring together leading experts in this area to discuss the Prevention and Management of Anaemia in Aspirational Districts. The Seminar was organised virtually on 26th February 2022.
Sukarya, the Gurugram based NGO has engaged James Donaldson, the former NBA star from USA, and mountaineer Deeya Suzannah Bajaj as its Global Ambassadors at a very special event in New Delhi on 8 November 2019.This event was attended by some of its program participants, few senior government officials, prominent community members and business leaders.
Sukarya’s first Conference on “Public Health and Nutrition – Freeing Future Generations from Malnutrition’ on 29th September 2018 at FICCI, was amazing and successful. It delivered what it set out to do. Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare was the Chief Guest and Shri Ajay Tirkey, (IAS), Additional Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development was the Guest of Honour and Keynote Speaker in the inaugural session.
In June 2016, our founder and chairperson, Ms. Meera Satpathy was nominated for and invited by the United State of Women Summit convened by the White House in Washington D.C. The purpose of the summit was to celebrate what women and girls have achieved, and how the women leaders were taking action to move forward, covering key gender equality issues, in order to make a powerful difference in our collective future.