MUMBAI: A conference on ‘Improving Healthcare outcomes through Effective CSR’ is being organized on January 19th at Harvard School of Public Health Research Center in Lower Parel from 10:30 AM – 1 PM. It is an initiative of CSR ADVISORS, under the leadership of Sir Dr Huz (Dr. Huzaifa Khorakiwala), Founder and CEO, Wockhardt Foundation.
Confirmed Esteemed Guests and Speakers
- Dr. R. A. Mashelkar (Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Shri), Scientist, Thinker, Author, Board Members of Various Corporates
- Dr. A. Velumani, Founder, Thyrocare
- Dr. Kalpana Apte, Secretary-General, Family Planning Association of India (FPAI).
“W are looking to create strong, collaborative partnerships to combine all our efforts to social change and strengthen the eco-system. Our intent is to bring together some of the most active and brightest minds on one forum, network and brainstorm the most effective solutions to the complex problems plaguing the healthcare space in India.”, said Asmita Satyarthi, Director, Wockhardt Foundation.
India ranks 145th among 195 countries in terms of quality and accessibility of healthcare, behind its neighbours like China, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Bhutan, according to a Lancet study done in May 2018. The situation is both complex and complicated, with diverse factors affecting the state of healthcare both in rural and urban India.
With regards to policy, historical public spending of just over a percent of GDP on healthcare has ensured that the country’s healthcare need has remained underserved and left for the private sector to service. The Ayushmaan Bharat national health protection programme proposes to correct the situation. According to experts, this is a positive step in the right direction but will certainly face many challenges in implementation. This may also mean new and improved opportunities to improve healthcare services and infrastructure through CSR partnerships.
This discussion aims to
- Gather renowned experts in healthcare who discuss practical, scalable and collaborative solutions
- Take a solution-centric approach to the status quo
- Discuss the best approach for public-private partnerships for healthcare
Some key topics of discussion
- The key issues plaguing healthcare including access, equitability and quality of delivery
- Challenges of scalability and replicability
- Public-private partnerships and shared-value programs: profitability with improved healthcare
- Role of government institutions
- Role of technology in impacting change