World Health Partners is a non-profit Indian organisation. It brings primary and preventive health services to underserved communities at scale, mainly rural. WHP is also focused on the ‘here and now’ urgency of need. This necessitates efficient use of all current resources. WHP achieves this by strengthening programme management with real-time metrics and enhancing the value of the human and material resources with technological solutions.
In resource-constrained environments, WHP believes it is unconscionable to divide resources. Instead, all strategies must singularly focus on collectivizing them.
WHP’s senior team’s extensive experience with large-scale projects in difficult environments adds a strong anthropological dimension to its programming decisions. Implementation is always forged on the crucible of social acceptance and client expectations.
WHP’s sustainability plans have two prongs: making clients to absorb full costs of services or getting support from the government to subsidise services to the poor. Scale is a tool to achieve volumes that lower costs to improve affordability. The network attracts investments from rural entrepreneurs which serves as a conduit to target subsidised services to the poor. Donor funds are largely used to catalyse projects and not to meet recurring expenses.
The website provides four models that have been successfully implemented by WHP—a network of rural entrepreneurs who facilitate commercially viable services; a partnership which combines the empathetic skills of the private sector with the medical skills of the public sector (as in UP): an output based aid model where the government reimburses costs (Rajasthan); and a model where WHP serves as a public-private interface agency (Patna district). WHP also is the prime agency in a consortium implementing a Tuberculosis Health Action Learning Initiative (Kolkata) – will catalyze a dynamic process of identifying, developing, testing, and scaling-up successful innovative solutions to strengthen urban TB control holistically and thus improve case detection and treatment rates, especially amongst the urban slum dwellers with a focus on women and the girl child..
WHP recently received approval for a project in Kenya. It is funded by a consortium called Millennium Alliance led by the Federation of the Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Technology Development Board (TDB) Government of India, USAID, UKAID, WISH Foundation, ICICI Foundation, ICCO Cooperation .