Dr. Huzaifa Khorakiwala an executive director of Wockhardt a Global Pharmaceutical, Biotech company and CEO of Wockhardt Foundation has positively been encouraging and motivating a team of 800 Warriors (Volunteers) to fight 24x7 against Health Care issues of the nation.
India has the highest number of people who lack access to clean water, imposing a huge financial burden for some of the country’s poorest population. As per UN Water, water security refers to the capacity of a population to safeguard sustainable access to adequate quantities of an acceptable quality of water for supporting livelihoods.India’s Water Crisis has long been discussed and debated through various platform of the state and union governments since independence of the nation. India’s water crisis is often attributed to the urbanisation, industrialisation and human waste flowing into water sources and polluting groundwater, as well as corruption at different levels that delay various processes and tasks. In addition, water scarcity in India is expected to worsen as the overall population is expected to increase to 1.6 billion by year 2050. Water and especially drinking water, health care environment degradation, e-larning and other issues of society, have been focal points of the Wockhardt Foundation since its inception.
These views are expressed by DR. Huzaifa Khorakiwala the executive director of Wockhardt a Global Pharmaceutical and Biotech company and of CEO Wockhardt Foundation. He says that the foundation has generously allocated the fund of 51 Crore for philanthropic and social upliftment projects to serve urban and rural people of the country. He emphasizes that fighters never stop from hovering challenges ,instead they get target .He interacted with the editor of Alma Today and World Book of Records, Dr. Dilip N Pandit discussing over various subjects and contemporary issues.
Significantly, being philanthropist and dynamic personality Dr. Huzaifa Khorakiwala is a Bachelor of Commerce graduate from Mumbai University. He holds a master’s degree in Business Management from Yale University School of Management, USA. He joined the Company in July 1996 and has over the years run various Wockhardt businesses and served in Corporate Administration. He is the Executive Director of the Company since April 2009. Dr. Huzaifa Khorakiwala devotes a significant part of his time to Wockhardt’s corporate social responsibility activities. He serves as CEO of Wockhardt Foundation.
As he say that the core orientation of the foundation are Health Care, Education, Sanitation and water security and purity.
Corporate Social Resposibility projects under leadership of its Trustee & CEO, Dr. Huzaifa Khorakiwala. A robust implementation structure, monitoring process and a team of programme Heads and 800Warriors are involved 24x7 dedicated in CSR project being undertaken by Wockhardt Foundation. The foundation is doing social activities in 20 States of the nation and programme such as Little Hearts is out to save life of children born with heart defects.
He feels that in the healthcare centres, clean water is extremely essential for the good health of patients, as well as for conducting everyday functions. WAI ensures access to clean drinking water by talking about inclusion of water, sanitation and hygiene policies, budgets and programming for prevention and control of diarrhoea, malnutrition, stunting and maternal health, amongst other diseases. As the World Bank estimates of 2015 show that in India 28.1 percent of the deaths took place due to communicable diseases. Evidently, these were linked to unsafe water and the lack of hygiene practices. These include parasitic and infectious diseases, nutritional deficiencies such as underweight and stunting, as well as respiratory infections.
Under the foundation’s Mobile 1000 the project aims at running mobile vans and provide free primary healthcare in rural areas all over India through 160 While Shudhu aims to provide safe drinking water in 21 villages of Aurangabad of Maharashtra.
Besides, Bio Toilet targets to ensure pure waste discharge from a toilet, thus playing critical role in preventable healthcare with working through 5000 units those have been supported by the foundation.. Adarsh Gram Yojana serves adopting villages and gradually providing the seven rural development initiatives – cent- percent literacy, primary healthcare, sanitation, employment, water security and purity, electrification and cleanliness. The foundation’s other projects as Swachhalaya aims to improve hygiene among the masses and curtail ailments caused on account of dearth of proper sanitation facilities in the country.
Owing to such a vital project, people of 21 villages are getting 1 Crore litter drinking water per day. E-Learning has beenone of the core activities of the foundation. It has been promoting academic excellence in rural areas through quality and innovative teaching methods through 600 schools.
He say that apart from our projects, Poshak goes to reduce malnutrition in children of India and Khel Khel Mein aims to promote values and good habits through fun and play in urban slum localities.
He says that the foundation seeks more opportunities with more active player of other organization and government agencies to tackle these issues for betterment of people and society.