Dasra a strategic philanthropy organization, based in India that works with philanthropists and social entrepreneurs to create large scale social change. They are looking to hire an..Read More
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.