Summer Fellow 2013
Project Title: “Let’s Be Well Red” (LBWR): Expanding the Health Scout Program Throughout Mumbai to Sustainably Combat Anemia"
Viveka will be working in Mumbai this summer on a non-profit startup campaign called "Let's Be Well Red." Developed by Brown students, the project seeks to combat anemia, a blood disorder that afflicts 80% of the Indian population and is the #1 cause of maternal and fetal deaths, through the dissemination of an iron-rich nutrition bar made from Indian ingredients. Viveka will train high school students through the campaign's "Health Scouts" program to promote the dietary supplement within their own communities, making the solution self-sustainable.