The Bahaar Foundation is delighted to announce the launch of our flagship healthcare initiative – the Community Healthcare Entrepreneur program – in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
The second wave of the pandemic unfortunately demonstrated the huge challenges of Indian healthcare infrastructure across the board – rural and urban, private and public, rich and the poor. It became evident that there is an urgent need to build new solutions and platforms not just to cope with new healthcare demands, but also to provide continuous and sustainable solutions even at the last mile.
Through the ‘Community Healthcare Entrepreneur’ program, a collaborative effort between Bahaar Foundation and our partners, we aim to support and enable the government and communities in their endeavour to create local community healthcare entrepreneurs, to support families in their neighbourhood for basic healthcare needs in rural and semi-urban regions.
The program aims to:
- Create local healthcare entrepreneurs who will be trained, equipped, supported and monitored to help their communities for basic healthcare needs
- Create a self-sustaining model to enable women to earn sustainable incomes while serving the community
- Work alongside the government to supplement, augment and enhance health and wellness infrastructure and delivery in rural and semi-urban areas.
The current batch of 40+ Community Health Entrepreneurs across three states, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, will work to provide both curative and preventive health services to the community, and use technology / digital platforms to provide healthcare services in their communities.
Over the next few months, Bahaar Foundation is excited to work extensively with our partners towards maximum, sustained impact in both health and nutrition outcomes in our chosen geographies, as well as sustainable livelihoods for women in their communities.