Healthcare & Hygiene

Impact Data
  • 24,235+

    Household Toilets Constructed

  • 1,87,000+

    People Benefitted Through Health Camps

Under Healthcare and Hygiene, the key interventions are focused on championing the Government of India’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan through awareness, behavioural change and construction of toilets. In addition, with an aim to promote healthcare and hygiene, the Bank has consistently organised health camps and generated awareness about nutrition, provided clean drinking water, and conducted blood donation drives. The bank has also been recognised by Guinness World Records for organising the largest blood donation drive and collecting the highest units of blood in a single day.

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Location – Mankapalli and Similisahi villages, Odisha

Beneficiaries - 229 households


Villages having seasonal water shortages and source-level drinking water shortages are often faced with improper sanitation and inadequate nutritional intake practices. Parivartan brought in the Integrated WASH approach, that filled the gap, thus ensuring the proper utilisation of sanitation units. The WASH hardware or a sanitation unit not restricted to just a functional toilet but was also attached to a bathroom for bathing. The unit also was well connected with a potable water supply.

The programme created awareness on better hygiene and health practices that the villagers

could adopt in terms of waste management, personal and domestic cleanliness, food safety, kitchen sanitation, etc. The project has covered over 229 households across Mankapalli and Similisahi villages.


Location – Delhi

Beneficiaries – 2500 safai sathis


India generates more than 65 million tonnes of waste every day. While this waste contaminates the environment, waste pickers who earn a living from it practically earn little to nothing, especially the women. To prevent the environmental and health issues created by improper waste disposal, our Bank partnered with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) India for Dry Waste Management. Through this initiative, we aim to create an ecosystem that meets the 5R’s of Waste Management – Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose and Recycle. The project, in alignment with the Government of India’s new Solid Waste Management Rules 2016 and Swachh Bharat Mission, aims to achieve its objectives by institutionalising the waste pickers or the Safai Sathis through social and

financial inclusion.


The project has been carried out in five locations and has economically empowered over 2,500 Safai Sathis.

Uttarakhand Floods of 2013

During the disastrous floods in June 2013, Kedarnath district in Uttarakhand was one of the worst affected. Multiple landslides resulted in mass casualties, loss of private and public assets and damage to infrastructure. Several villages were cut-off due to damage to routes. HDFC Bank in partnership with HelpAge India, set up a primary healthcare centre(PHC) at Phata village on main Kedarnath route in Rudraprayag. The PHC served 50 nearby villages with an approximate population of 75,000. The villagers were able to avail the services of specialist doctors, diagnostic facilities. In addition to the PHC, Mobile Health Service were made available in the nearby villages. Close to 50,000 villagers were treated through the centre in the three year period of the centre.


Organizing blood donation drive

HDFC Bank conducts one of India's largest single day blood donation drives. The Bank started this initiative in 2007 when over 4000 volunteers came forward to donate blood. Over the past eight years, this initiative has grown in size and stature. On 11th December 2015, HDFC Bank's All India Blood Donation Drive was attended by 1,76,022 volunteers, with 1,49,562 units collected.

Payroll giving programme for employees

Under this programme, employees are provided with an easy and convenient mechanism to donate a small share of their salaries on a monthly basis. The accumulated corpus is annually donated to a charity of their choice. HDFC Bank matches their contribution, thereby endorsing the charity they choose to support. The initiative is running since 11 years and the Bank has collectively managed to make a contribution of Rs 14.41 crore to different organisations through give India.

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