The aim for 2030 is a healthier world. Improvements in health outcomes has been embedded as a national development priority in India's political agenda for decades. However, statistics across the health sector in India continue to show the grim reality of challenges faced by a large portion of the Indian population living in rural areas. Basics of quality healthcare and medical services, including accessibility and affordability, continue to be a roadblock towards achieving better health across the country.Moreover, we at Honda 2Wheelers, recognise that health cannot be discussed in isolation. It is an issue that is intricately linked to unclean water and inadequate sanitation. All three aspects have to be addressed as a combined challenge.According to statistics, more than 1 billion people around the world have no access to safe, clean drinking water, and over 2.5 billion do not have adequate sanitation service. Of particular concern is the fact that over 2 million people die each year because of consumption of unsafe water - and most of them are children.
Resonating with the clarion call of “Health for All” under the United Nations' 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development Goals and to strengthen the healthcare system by providing universally accessible, affordable and quality healthcare to all, we at Honda 2Wheelers, have focused part of our CSR programmes towards creating an integrated healthcare model. Our aim is to prioritise health care as a definitive step towards achieving long term sustainable impacts to make our societies healthier, more inclusive, and overall aligned to global goals surrounding health and well-being.