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Problem Statement

We are driven by the motto “Health for all” and our mission is “To ensure access to affordable and quality health services to 10 million low-income people by 2018.”

With 80% of health expenditure in India being out-of-pocket, “health shocks” are the single biggest cause of impoverishment in India. As per WHO, every year, 32 million Indians go from above poverty to below poverty line due to a health event in the family. Our goal is to ensure access to affordable and quality health services to low income households in order to prevent such health events which translate to impoverishment.
As a starting point, we’re addressing the health challenge in urban India. Nearly 1/3rd of India’s urban population is estimated to live in slums –  characterized by overcrowding, poor hygiene & sanitation and the absence of civic services. As per UN-HABITAT, slum population in India is expected to double to 200 million by 2026. Inequity in health outcomes, and the severely inadequate public health infrastructure make health of the urban poor, a key priority for us.