India is home to more than 230 million undernourished people, more than any other country. Indian authorities acknowledge there is corruption and inefficiency in the government system, especially in villages where many health centres do not have medicines or doctors. It's true that a sick and vulnerable population cannot contribute to any growth. Sukarma Foundation arranges various welfare programes for the unprivileged societies by providing free medical consultations and medicines as well as by setting up camps, primarily on Drug de-addictions and Addicted Street Children rehabilitation. Others cannot get basic health care because existing health centers do not have the right equipments. Thus, million lives are threatened due to the lack of access to health care and drinking water. Most of these people live in areas where access is more difficult.
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are eight international development goals that all U.N members have agreed to achieve by the year 2015. They include:
- Eradicating extreme poverty.
- Reducing child mortality rates.
- Fighting diseases epidemics.
- Developing a global partnership for development.
Sukarma's vision fits within the objectives of the MDGs (Millennium Development Goals) in terms of health and education:
Goal 2: Achieve universal primary education.
Goal 5: Improve Maternal Health.
Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and others diseases.
Goal 7: Ensure environmental sustainability.