‘Health and Joy for All’.
For all to be in self and experience health and joy.
Our mission is derived from understanding the origin of our name, “Swasth”, a Sanskrit word often translated as Healthy. As we explore the origin of the word, “Swasth” is composed from 2 words, namely “Swa” + “Sth”. Swa means “Self” and Sth means “Being Stable”, thus Being Swasth means “Being Stable in Self”. This to a great extent is synonomous to Health as defined by WHO.
Be in Self, Be in Joy
Our motto brings all of it together and acts as our guiding principle in this journey.
Our Values drive us in all aspects of who we are and what we do.
India’s healthcare scenario has seen significant improvements and innovations in the past few years along various dimensions. This includes the expanding network of private healthcare providers, a competitive pharmaceutical industry as well as dynamic health insurance products.
These benefits have been largely accessible and affordable only to the high-income segments until now. Our aim is to extend these benefits to the low-income segments and create a holistic health system that enables harmony between dignity for patients and opportunities for providers.
The core of Swasth Foundation has remained the same, but the organisation’s services have transitioned in the last few years. Through our experimental projects in the field of health insurance in partnership with ‘Swayam Shikshan Prayog’ in Maharashtra (supported by the International Labour Organisation), the ‘Haryana Construction Workers and Other Workers Welfare Board’ as well as with the Government of Delhi, we learnt the value of primary healthcare service delivery. This led us to establish the Swasth India Medical Centers to address the challenge of impoverishment among low-income segments due to health shocks.
Article by Center for Health Marketing Innovations
17th June, 2013
Blog post on the Next Billion blog
17th June, 2013
Swasth has authored a chapter in the book “Innovation in Healthcare Management:Cost-Effective and Sustainable Solutions“ by Dr. V. K. Singh.This chapter details out the working of the model.
Member, Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator at Duke (SEAD) Cohort 2014 – among 20 organizations selected from a global pool of applicants, including 6 from India.
Member, International Partnership for Innovative Healthcare Delivery (IPIHD)
3rd place in the “Empowered Woman Award” – 2013 GSC 3S Awards in Sustainable & Socially Responsible Sourcing organized by Global Sourcing Council.
Affiliated with VYASA University (Only Yoga University in the world) to conduct the Yoga Instructor Certification (YIC) Course.
Swasth Foundation was represented by Sundeep Kapila as an invited speaker in 2 USAID organized healthcare conferences on primary care in India
Swasth Foundation represented by Sundeep Kapila was an invited speaker for the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative. Swasth Foundation hosted 10 Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative participants at Swasth clinic sites.