We are all aware with that life in time of COVID – 19 has not been easy. Cancer patients and their caregivers - that too from the lower economic background - are at a huge risk of being infected by this virus.
Sanjeevani Life Beyond Cancer in line with the ethos of their Holistic Healing Initiative Satori that the body has the ability to heal itself when given the tools it needs to do so, the CanAhaar Program was launched.
Fighting Cancer with Nutrition that nourishes and transforms health is of paramount importance for a positive outcome for the person fighting cancer. While most hospitals do provide subsidised meals to patients, the same needs to be supplemented.
Program Design & Objective
Keeping in mind this unmet need, working for development of one of the most vulnerable sections of society (women fighting cancer) who are in dire need, helping them meet their nutrition needs by providing them essential nutrition boxes is the sole objective of this program.
The Nutritional Supplement Box provided under the CanAhaar Program is a specially crafted one containing mixed nuts, Jaggery, puffed rice, chikki, turmeric and spices (cinnamon, clove, peppercorns) to meet their nutritional needs.
Uniqueness of the project
Cancer can be fought when a person is physically strong to take treatment. But in India, a quarter of underprivileged women are undernourished, which makes survival a problem. Which is why, the need arose for providing nutritional supplement boxes to women fighting cancer at government hospitals through their treatment. Thus, empowering them with holistic support through:
- Nutritional counselling for women fighting cancer.
- Provision for nutrition supplement boxes.
- Conducting support group meetings.
- Overall monitoring + management of nutritional supplement boxes.
- Evaluation by senior nutritionist.
Impact of the Program
Currently available across 8 Regional Cancer Centres in 7 states; Guwahati, Jaipur, Bikaner, Visakhapatnam, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Ahmedabad & Mumbai.