Delivering practical and affordable health care solutions to India’s billion-plus people presents enormous challenges. These challenges are further exacerbated by limited access to preventive/curative health services, diagnostic tools, and sanitation.
Our Approach to the Solution
Goals and Objectives
The Healthcare track promotes technology-driven, practical, and affordable solutions (like telemedicine, affordable medical instruments, and collaborative healthcare management) to address a subset of challenges. The track provides access to innovative technologies, processes, and ideas. Additionally, it facilitates partnerships between the Indian government, NGOs, and private enterprises to bridge the health care gap.
The focus of the Health IT program is to develop services and technologies to reduce costs and improve the quality of healthcare for the masses. These include telemedicine, global standardization, and preventive measures.
The remote Diagnosis program will utilize innovative technology to provide a health-related diagnosis over the internet to remote areas where staffing of medical facilities is difficult.
Access to Affordable Medications
This program addresses issues like Intellectual Property protection of rural innovation, access to drug development/testing, advocacy on legal issues, IP laws, and adoption of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).
WHEELS Healthcare Council presents HEART Model as
Healthcare Easy Access for Rural community via Telemedicine
The mission towards Technology-Driven Cost-Effective Healthcare Delivery in the Rural and Underserved Areas to improve access to Healthcare particularly started in India and a vision to expand Globally. Project HEART meets WHEELS Principles to Provide Livelihood which Creates employment and livelihood for service providers and Sustainability by generating operating costs and a small revenue for expansion. The Healthcare Challenge aims for affordable health care to India's Billion-Plus People presents enormous challenges particularly in rural places. These challenges are further exacerbated by poverty, lack of education, inadequate infrastructure in the field of water supply, road transportation, and limited access to preventive health services, diagnostic facilities, clinics, hospitals, pharmacies, and sanitation.
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We have formed a broad collaboration with The American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) and Project SEVAK to pull our joint resources and complementary skills for the challenges facing the Indian healthcare system today. WHEELS SEVAK projects will be based on AAPI’s existing Health monitoring program, Project SEVAK, in the villages of Gujarat. The immediate goals are to support project SEVAK’s growth initiatives while incorporating new technologies to provide better access to medicine/care in rural villages of India (telemedicine, etc.)
- India is undergoing an epidemiological transition with both non-communicable and chronic diseases as the leading causes of death. Four studies in the state of Tamil Nadu and Gujarat showed marginalized access to health care. Seventy percent of India lives in the villages (700 million people) and the importance of educating and delivery of healthcare to this large base of India in its resource-poor settings becomes an urgent and viable issue. Large-scale efforts to improve general awareness about diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, its risk factors, and promote healthy lifestyles are lacking.
- To learn more about this project, how to donate, and get involved please visit the SEVAK Projects page on our website
The AAPI MOU calls for the technology skills of IIT Alumni to complement the expert medical Professional skills of AAPI members. Likewise, we intend to partner with PHFI, Public Health Foundation of India, developing advanced training on Public Health.