We are an Indian non-profit Society focused on delivering health and reproductive health services within a walkable distance to underserved communities, particularly rural in the poorest states. We create an entire ecosystem of healthcare by developing solutions that keep the human aspects central to our programming and consciously factor in the medical, social, religious and financial aspects of service delivery. The ensuing range of products and services also creates volumes, necessary for reducing cost of delivery.
Founded in 2008 by Gopi Gopalakrishnan, World Health Partners has so far (as on Sept 1, 2017) directly offered more than 200,000 teleconsultations largely for primary care in underserved communities in India. The trained and networked providers also deliver services on their own which together have resulted in essential healthcare services, including family planning, maternal health care, treatment for tuberculosis and childhood illnesses to millions of clients.
WHP’s model has been recognized with awards from the Skoll Foundation, the (World Economic Forum’s) Schwab Foundation, Ashoka Foundation, and Asian Award for Social Entrepreneurship. Its work is supported by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Skoll Foundation, Merck for Mothers, WISH Foundation, Government of India, USAID, and Johnson and Johnson. The strategy to sustain its programs in the long-term hinges on-WHP’s ability to meet recurring costs either by becoming commercially viable or by locking into the national health budget. Support from bilateral, multilateral and private donors will largely be used for capital costs to establish the networks.
We create technology-enabled networks that connect healthcare providers + entrepreneurs + communities and provide medications, consultations and referrals.
We collaborate with healthcare professionals in the public and private sectors to provide consultations with less highly-trained healthcare workers.
We train and invest in local entrepreneurs, many of them women, to serve their communities and earn a livelihood through creating a connection to the healthcare network.
We provide lifesaving healthcare to women and children to see them safely through their pregnancy and childhood.
We care for whole communities by diagnosing and treating infectious diseases—including tuberculosis—and providing other essential services such as family planning and reproductive health care.