Foundation For Innovations In Health

While India has made significant progress in science, technology, healthcare & economy, a substantial part remains shrouded in poverty – with very little access to healthcare. There are many reasons; key ones being lack of human resources, access & price barrier and inappropriate technologies. Educating more doctors is necessary; but will not solve the problem of health inequity. Even In states in India where there is no shortage of doctors, the rural/urban imbalance persists. It is another story, why? 

Digital health is the way forward.

Our core hypothesis is that formal ‘Capacity-building’ among community youth and their adoption of an array of ‘Innovative technologies’ (software, diagnostic & therapeutic) lie at the heart of a sustainable, scalable solution. The boundary conditions of technology development need to be understood through deep field exposure, involving stakeholders early and encouraging community ownership. 

That’s what we do; at Uday we take the doctor to the doorstep of the last-mile home (choukathe daktar).

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Science for Equity, Empowerment and Development (SEED) division under the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India
2. Jadavpur University
3. University of Calcutta 
4. Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI)
5. CSR Program –
i) Essel Mining & Industries Ltd. (Aditya Bikram Birla Group), 
ii) Mahanagar Gas Limited 
iii) Indian Oil Petronas Private Limited 
iv) Western Coalfields Limited 
6. Common Research & Technology Development Hub (CRTDH), IIT Kharagpur
7. Karkinos Healthcare Pvt. Ltd. (joint initiative of Tata Trust, Reliance, Mayo Clinic, USA, NHS Trust)
8. Ladies Study Group