Piramal Swasthya Recognized with ‘Inclusive Health Access Award’ for its High Impact Healthcare Platform

Award presented at ‘Locally Leading the Way to Universal Health Care’, an event aligned to the theme of Universal Health by the United Nations General Assembly

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Piramal Swasthya’s high impact platform has been recognized with USAID’s ‘Inclusive Health Access Award’ at the ‘Locally Leading the Way to Universal Health Care’ event aligned to the United Nations General Assembly’s theme of Universal Health. The award has been bestowed on Piramal Swasthya Management & Research Institute for innovations including comprehensive primary healthcare through Community Outreach Programs and Telemedicine Services to the unserved and underserved sections of society in India. Mr. Vishal Phanse, CEO, Piramal Swasthya, accepted the award at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Dr Swati Piramal, Vice Chairperson, Piramal Group said, “We are delighted to be recognized by Inclusive Health Access Award for Piramal Swasthya’s high impact solutions towards democratizing healthcare services across 20 states in India. Over the last decade, Piramal Swasthya has successfully implemented several primary healthcare services and initiatives for the marginalized sections of society, especially in remote and inaccessible geographies across the country. At Piramal Swasthya, we are committed to delivering sustainable, scalable, replicable and affordable primary healthcare solutions to unserved and underserved sections of society.”

Five winners from 400 applications across 68 countries received a US$30,000 Grant from USAID’s Innovation Incentive Award Authority. These awards are issued as fund transfers and the award money may be used at the winning teams’ discretion.

Commenting on the occasion, Vishal Phanse, CEO, Piramal Swasthya said, “USAID’s Inclusive Health Access Award is a testament to Piramal Swasthya’s role as a catalyst. I am humbled that our efforts in this area has been recognized globally. Piramal Swasthya is poised to transform India’s most pressing healthcare needs and help India achieve a Maternal Mortality Rate of 70.”

The Inclusive Health Access Prize is a global call for proven successes in expanding access to life-saving basic health care in low and middle-income countries. The prize recognizes and incentivizes evidence-based solutions that increase accessibility, affordability, accountability, and reliability of essential healthcare. USAID also facilitates access to financial and other support so that proven models can obtain maximum reach and impact. It recognizes work that demonstrates how integration and partnership between public and private sector providers expands the access to affordable, accountable, and reliable health services for poor and vulnerable groups. The aim is to celebrate and spur a broad range of approaches that are sustainable, scalable, and replicable. Successful models will engage local civil society, community, faith-based, for-profit commercial and/or other non-profit organizations that work as partners with communities in functioning health systems.