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Dr. Devi Shetty – The Henry For...

Dr. Devi Shetty
Imagine the feelings of a mother when she hands her few days old child for a heart operation. In India, about three hundred thousand children suffer from heart disease every year- highest in the world. India requires 25 lakh heart surgeries a year but does only 60,000. What if the family is not financially capable to afford the surgery? Heart [...]

AYZH – Life Saving. Life Changing

Over 1 million mothers die annually from unsanitary childbirth conditions. AYZH, an organization founded by Zubaida Bai, designs, develops and delivers lifesaving products that serve the unique health needs of women in resource-poor settings. AYZH launched its first core product, JANMA, a 100 INR clean birth kit, to help hospitals and non-pro [...]

Swasth India – Health for all

Swasth India
With the medical tourism booming in our country, the health care services are getting better and expensive. It may be a delight to many of us but not all. The people falling in the low income group face the heat of increasing healthcare costs as the diseases make no discrimination in targeting, whether rich or poor. In such a scenario, Swasth [...]

Tribal Hero – Dr. H. Sudarshan

Dr. H. Sudarshan
Dr. Hanumappa Sudarshan Reddy is a Padma Shri Award (2000) recipient and a renowned social worker who has dedicated his life for the upliftment of forest tribes, mainly Soligas in Southern Karnataka. In 1994, he was awarded Right Livelihood Award, also known as Alternative Nobel Prize, for showing how tribal cultures can contribute to a proce [...]