Updated Dec 15, 2020

Tribal Health Platform for India

http://www.piramalswasthya.org/

Ajitkumar Sudke

SARTHI - Sustainable Action to Redefine Tribal Health in India

To ensure that these services are provided to all the eligible beneficiaries in the district, the proposed project will place two types of teams in each district. One team will work on health system strengthening in the district while the other team will be engaged in provision of outreach services. The system strengthening team will engage with the district administration and officials fr...
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To ensure that these services are provided to all the eligible beneficiaries in the district, the proposed project will place two types of teams in each district. One team will work on health system strengthening in the district while the other team will be engaged in provision of outreach services. The system strengthening team will engage with the district administration and officials from the department of health and woman and child development, providing support for effective planning and implementation of government programs. The focus of this team will be to improve quality and coverage of services being provided as part of the public health programs in the district. The community outreach team, comprising of a nurse and a motorcycle driver will deliver services to the most hard-to-reach areas. Visiting, isolated habitations in these areas and they will provide primary care services. These beneficiaries will be further connected to specialist healthcare through telemedicine services. Field Transport Vehicles will be engaged to provide pickup and drop-back services to these beneficiaries and they will be linked to ‘community centers’ which will provide telemedicine services. The ‘community centres’ will also be developed as nutrition hubs where locally available, nutritious fruits and vegetables will be grown and set up for demonstration. Additionally, Nutritional counselling to pregnant women and mothers of malnourished children will be provided.
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Stage 4: Transition to Scale

Swasthya started the tribal health project in one district in 2010 followed by aspirational districts transformation program across 25 districts. Leveraging technology we plan to reach 40% of India's tribal population in 80+ districts.
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Focus Areas:

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Health Systems, Technology, Public-Private Partnerships, Nutrition, Maternal Newborn and Child Health and Non-communicable DiseasesSEE LESS

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Problem

A tribal woman is twice as likely to die during pregnancy and childbirth as compared to the rest of the population. Children in these tribal communities with malnutrition are at a higher risk for childhood mortality. Tribal health platform is creating a high-performing, sustainable health ecosystem to address the unmet health needs of tribal mothers and children, increasing accessibility and availability of quality healthcare in the remotest and unreached population of the country.

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Solution

144 women die every day in India, tribal mothers are the worst effected given their socio-geographic conditions. These deaths could be prevented. The proposed solution addresses the constraints on both the demand and the supply side of the public health ecosystem. The core elements of this approach include: Setting up ‘community centers’ in remote areas to provide health and nutrition services Community outreach for last mile service delivery Strengthening public health system

Target Beneficiaries

The proposed solution will reach a large proportion residing in hard-to-reach hilly or forested area. The community outreach teams will include men and women from the local communities. The primary beneficiaries will be: Women of reproductive age Pregnant and lactating women/mothers o Infants The Secondary beneficiaries will be: Members of the local community Adolescent girls Self Help Group members

Mission and Vision

Our vision is to take primary healthcare services related to maternal and child health to the tribal population of India who reside in remote, hard-to-reach areas and suffer from poor health and nutrition outcomes compared to the rest of the population. Through our work, we hope to touch the lives of approximately 40 million tribal people across India. Our mission is to end all preventable deaths among mothers and children under five years in these areas.

Competitive Advantage

Our innovation is one of its kind which provides a comprehensive solution addressing both supply-side and demand-side challenges. Our outreach teams comprising of a nurse and a driver reach the remote habitations often trekking uphill for 25 kms to provide services, thus ensuring last-mile connectivity. For the high-risk cases identified in these remote areas, arrangements are made to bring them to the community centre created as part of the innovation where they are provided specialist services. During the pilot stage, our innovation has recorded zero maternal deaths in the last three years in the tribal areas of Andhra Pradesh, India.

Planned Goals and Milestones

Having demonstrated success in the pilot stage of individual components, we want to implement an integrated model in the tribal areas of India. Over a period, our goal is to cover the mothers and children in all tribal districts and reach out to an estimated population of 40 million people. This will be the most critical step to end all preventable deaths and move closer to the SDG goals.
Funding Goal100,000,000
Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted40,000,000

The Team Behind the Innovation

Dr. Swati Piramal; Governing Board member, Piramal Swasthya; Deans advisor to Harvard Business School and Public Health and Padmashree awardee Mr. Paresh Parasnis; CEO, Piramal Foundation Mr. Ashwin Deshmukh; VP Mr. Devesh Verma; CTO Dr. Shailendra Hegde; Sr. VP -Head innovations Mr. K. Chandramouli; CFO Ms. Sudeshna Mukherjee; VP BCC Dr. Sudha Kuruganty, Consultant Public Health

EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN

Milestone

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New Country Implemented In
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Supporting Materials

Tribal-Health-Fact-sheet-Final-Version-03-orientation-null.02.2020.pdf