Health Secure

India faces many challenges in providing health services for its people. 68% of the Indian population lives in rural areas, and while state governments understand the urgent need to improve the quality of public health, the on-ground reality often paints a dismal picture.

Moreover, disease control strategy has three main pillars – prevention, surveillance, and treatment. Of these, prevention methods are found to cost the least in terms of time and money and are also the most advantageous in terms of health. Surveillance also plays a key role in disease control by making it possible to make informed decisions and deploy the right tools.

SnG distributes award-winning products for disease prevention and surveillance, while constantly ensuring that these products are brought to India at the right price for large-scale and cost-effective deployment. Among its initial offerings are products to prevent common vector-borne and water-borne infectious diseases, and portable water surveillance kits.

Fighting Vector borne diseases

Vector-borne diseases constitute 17% of all infectious diseases in the world. India has witnessed a rapid increase in the number of cases of Malaria, Chikangunya and Dengue Fever over the past few years. These diseases are expensive for the state in terms of productivity loss, earning loss and treatment cost.

Prevention is the best and most long-term solution in the spread of these diseases. Among prevention strategies, Larvicides that kill insects (vectors) in the larval stage of their development are far safer and more effective than control strategies for adult mosquitoes.

De-Larve is an insect growth regulator whose active ingredient is Diflubenzeron 25%. The dispersible powder disrupts the moulting process of mosquito larvae for the Anopheles, Aedes and Culex species of mosquitoes. SnG is the exclusive distributor of De-Larve throughout India.

Last year alone, D-Larv helped save more than 10,000 lives and continues to be the most cost effective method for vector borne diseases

Fighting Water borne diseases

Even if the Millennium Development Goal of halving the population without access to drinking water and sanitation by 2015 had been achieved, 244 million people in rural India and 90 million in urban India would still not have access to safe, sustainable water supply. Water-borne diseases such as diarrhea, dysentery, and typhoid are common. According to the World Bank, 21% of all communicable diseases in India are water-related and can be attributed to the consumption of unsafe water contaminated with human and animal fecal waste. Though protected wells, springs, and boreholes are often considered “improved water sources”, they are not safe sources of drinking water.

 

Portable and cost-effective solutions to provide clean drinking water to individuals and families can drastically reduce the incidence of water-borne diseases. SnG introduces the LifeStraw range of water filters: high capacity, low maintenance and non-electric, these point-of-use water filters decontaminate water effectively and inexpensively. Lifestraw’s product portfolio is an ideal fit for India where a large part of the population does not have access to piped water or reliable electrical supply; and is especially apt for use in anganwadis and schools.  Know More

 

In addition, regular and reliable water testing can guide the adoption of the right tools for any water treatment program. SnG introduces Del Agua: an advanced water quality testing kit that includes bacteriological, physical and chemical testing parameters to monitor water purification processes and assess how potable water is. Portable and cost-effective, Del Agua’s unique water testing kit is ideally suited to Indian conditions.  Know More