“Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.” - Winston Churchill
The present health scenario is quite alarming. Many of the diseases today are the result of the food intake practices. Our food is definitely is mixture of highly processed, genetically modified and filled with residues of chemicals and pesticides added with lot of preservatives and color agents. This certainly leads to many physical and psychological disorders. Cancer, diabetic mellitus, cardiac strokes, obesity etc are increasing among all people. Preventing diseases by taking right food and in right quantity is less expensive and safer than treating the disease today. There is a need for educating people about their health situations and also to motivate them practice sustainable health care practices. Therefore the major focus of the programs is to promote sustainable health of the people. People should be educated to eat healthy to ward off diseases. We are practicing a community based health and management system through our grass root level organizations to make a healthy society with various programs. Free medical camps are organized with the support of various health related agencies and departments to mobilize the community towards the health care prevention.
Food security is the back born of national prosperity and well being. The health of every nation is directly linked to food security.
When a family is able to have their minimum food a day, then its members does not live in hunger or fear of
starvation. Access to adequate food is a human right. To achieve this aim COD is implementing a project named
‘Bhakshya Samrudhy’ in Kozhikode and Malappuram districts. Sustainable livelihood promotion and food security
aimed at the socio-economic empowerment of the agriculture farmers.
Bhakshyasamrudhy programmes was started in 2013 March 23. It aims at promoting food security of the rural poor people through sustainable agricultural practices, formation of JLGs(Joint Liability Group), capacity building, Natural resource management and group farming. Promotion of homestead farming and regeneration of natural resources are given importance which will enable the families to have greater access to house hold organic agricultural products and abundance of safe drinking water.
Planting Fruit trees