Dasra articles



  • Dasra appoints Smarinita Shetty to lead partnership with USAID and Kiawah Trust

    Philanthropy foundation Dasra recently appointed Smarinita Shetty to the position of Director to lead the Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn Child Health and Adolescent Girls vertical. In her role at Dasra, Smarinita is responsible for fostering and leading investments for the $14 million initiative that addresses maternal & newborn child health. This is being done by Dasra in collaboration with U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and The Kiawah Trust of U.K.
    Approximately 67,000 mothers die each year from complications during pregnancy and childbirth. Almost half of children in India under the age of five suffer from chronic malnutrition, with about 70 percent of these children suffering from anemia.

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