- ‘Anamaya’, the Tribal Health Collaborative was launched by the government. The Collaborative is a multi-stakeholder initiative of Tribal Affairs Ministry supported by Piramal Foundation and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF).
- It will converge efforts of various Government agencies and organisations to enhance the health and nutrition status of the tribal communities of India and to end all preventable deaths among the tribal communities of India.
- It aims to build a sustainable, high-performing health eco-system to address the key health challenges faced by the tribal population of India.
- It will begin its operations with 50 tribal, Aspirational Districts (with more than 20% ST population) across 6 high tribal population states.
About the Aspirational Districts’ Programme:
- Aspirational Districts are those districts in India, that are affected by poor socio-economic indicators.
- The Government is committed to raising the living standards of its citizens and ensuring inclusive growth for all – “Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas” on those grounds, the name aspirational signifies that the improvement in these districts can lead to the overall improvement in human development in India.
- The 115 districts were identified from all over the country. The programme is monitored by the NITI Aayog. The program focuses on the real-time monitoring and progress of aspirational districts.
- The programme is based on 49 indicators from the five identified thematic areas, which concentrates on improving people’s education, health and nutrition, their financial inclusion, agriculture and water resources, their skill development and needs of basic infrastructure.