ACT For Health Grantee: Intelehealth
For rural India, access to proper healthcare is more a privilege than a right.
This was the insight that led Dr. Neha Verma, a biomedical engineer, to become an entrepreneur who incubated Intelehealth at Johns Hopkins as a Global Health Innovation Fellow.
The greatest challenge in rural areas is a lack of doctors and inadequate capacities of mid-level providers in PHCs & HWCs. Intelehealth, an open-source digital platform, bridges that gap by empowering public health services deliver affordable primary healthcare to rural communities through telemedicine.
As an ACT For Health grantee, Intelehealth has partnered with the Odisha state government to deliver comprehensive primary healthcare across 30 districts by training frontline workers like ASHAs & ANMs, enabling less specialised health workers to take up specialised tasks & strengthening eSanjeevani telemedicine for access to specialised health workers, where required.
This project aims to develop a resilient and accessible primary healthcare while improving health outcomes and we’re excited to see the transformation it will bring to Odisha’s public healthcare system in the time to come!
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