Weekly News Roundup: Narayana Health’s revolutionary low cost multi-specialty hospital showcased on NDTV

Program News:

Cutting costs without cutting corners: Narayana, India's fastest growing multi-speciality hospital chain, has set up India's first low cost multi-specialty hospital on 10 acres of land in Mysore. The 200 bed hospital has 6 operation theatres, a 42 bed intensive care unit, blood bank, laboratory, pharmacy and Mysore's largest dialysis unit. Watch a video from NDTV about the revolutionary hospital here.  

Congratulations to Nyaya Health’s Mark Aronldy and Medic Mobile's Isaac Holman, Josh Nesbit and Nadim Mahmud for being recognized on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneurs list!

Text to Change has been recognized as one of the fastest growing organizations in the Netherlands!

The Christian Science Monitor takes a look inside Ziqitza, an emergency transport and response model that is delivered through a public private partnership with state governments in India.

Sevamob announces Seva360, an innovative health exchange that enables patients to find, connect with and use tele-health or in-clinic services from participating health providers. The exchange is rapidly signing new consumers and healthcare providers on the exchange. Learn more here.

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In this call for proposals, Grand Challenges Canada seeks bold ideas for products, services, policies, and implementation models that protect and nurture early brain development in a sustainable manner. Proposals are due January 16 by 11:59 p.m. ET.

The HANSHEP group is seeking an experienced Knowledge & Learning Consultant to lead the implementation of their recently completed strategy to enhance global understanding around the role of non-state actors in delivering better healthcare to the poor. Deadline for applications is January 20.

Glocal Healthcare is pleased to announce Hack Healthcare – Jugaadathon, a unique effort to bring together different sections of society to help address problems related to everyday health issues. This free event will be held January 24 – 26 in Kolkata, India and there are no eligibility requirements. Apply here!

On January 28, the Social Franchising Metrics Working Group will hold a webinar on Equity Management – discussing everything a health program needs to know about measuring the wealth distribution of clients.

Now in its second year, the Serve2Gether Consulting Social Innovators program supports American Express' commitment to strengthen the social sector by deploying teams of American Express executives to provide virtual pro bono consulting to social enterprises on the verge of achieving greater impact. Applications are due February 21.

NineSigma, Inc., the leading innovation partner to organizations worldwide, will hold its Innovation Leadership Summit, May 14-16 at the Global Center for Health Innovation in Cleveland, Ohio.

Sproxil is hiring! Positions are available in Ghana, India, Nigeria and Boston. Learn more here


The Global Diffusion of Healthcare Innovation Report focuses on the study of eight countries around the world and provides an assessment of factors that foster the adoption of healthcare innovations.

General News:

India’s new corporate social responsibility programs’ Act will start on April 1, requiring all Indian companies, of a certain net worth, to provide support to national causes. It is estimated that about 2 to 5 billion dollars could become available to the social development sector in 2014. NextBillion reports on what the new Act means for India and the health sector.

The Stanford Social Innovation Review recaps some of the most talked about themes at the Elsevier Conference on Health Systems in Asia at the National University of Singapore.

Can using the principles of traditional marketing create real change in our health behaviors? NextBillion delves into the world of social marketing after participating in the International Partnership for Innovative Healthcare Delivery’s latest webinar.

With strong links between a country’s GDP and health status, it’s evident that the private sector has a strong stake in the health of its people. This Huffington Post blog examines the deepening relationship between the private sector and global health.