Country of Operation
Target income level
- Bottom 20%
- Noncommunicable disease(s)
- Primary care
SummaryThe program provides primary healthcare to remote Indian populations through the establishment of Rural Micro Health Centers (RMHC)in partnership with ICTPH. By providing a broad range of health services including cancer screenings, they can prevent medical emergencies.
The main goal of the program is to provide quality, accessible and affordable care to rural residents of India and specifically in Tamil Nadu.
The program hopes to scale its activities to a national level. They estimate that they are able to put together a comprehensive managed care plan that focuses on primary care and will cost $10-$20 depending on the region of implementation. The idea is to recognize the differences in rural populations according to the regions in which they inhabit and implementing a similar version of the program based on the characteristics of these new regions. If successful, it is believed the program can significantly reduce costs of healthcare per person in rural India.
Key program components
SughaVazhvu provides low-cost health care services through an easy to folllow blue print clinic system. This includes a focus on evidence-based primary care, use of a proprietary health management information system, community engagement tactics and highly developed protocols to treat 80+ illnesses.
The program provides access to affordable quality primary health care to rural residents in India by means of Rural Micro Health Centers (RMHC). Currently, there are seven centers operating in Tamil Nadu serviced by a central diagostic center that offers screening for diseases such as cancer to the patients. By bringing the healthcare provider to the patients, the residents have been able to get early treatment and stave off any medical emergencies.
Furthermore, the centers utilizes a unique Health Management Information System (HMIS) that improves efficiency of information sharing between the centers and maintains electronic medical records of patients (EMRs),useful for evidence based care protocols.
The building blocks of our Rural Primary Healthcare Network are three-fold –1) Protocolized Medicine, 2) Trained Health Workforce & 3) Technology Innovation. The network in turn has multi-functional arms – 1) the clinic, referred to as the Rural Micro Health Centre (RMHC), 2) a central diagnostic hub, 3) community engagement platform, 4) community based risk screening & 5) subscription based disease management.
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