08 October 2019 | News
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.
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United States Agency for International Development (USAID) ‘Inclusive Health Access Award’ was given to Piramal Swasthya Management & Research Institute 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 was bestowed for innovations including primary healthcare through Community Outreach Programs and Telemedicine Services. Vishal Phanse, CEO, Piramal Swasthya, accepted the award at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
Five winners from 400 applications across 68 countries received a US$30,000 Grant from USAID’s Innovation Incentive Award Authority. Dr. Swati Piramal, Vice Chairperson, Piramal Group said, “We are delighted to be recognized by Inclusive Health Access Award for 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.”
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 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.
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 have 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.”