India still has a long way to go before it can claim health security. Our per capita public spending on health care remains in fifth place worldwide, just above Myanmar, Indonesia, Sudan and Nigeria. Only 1.2% of our GDP is spent on medical care, which represents around 4% of total public expenditure. As a result, India has seen a steady increase in private actors in the health sector, most of which remain inaccessible to the majority of the Indian population. Image: Shutterstock This creates a vicious circle. India continues to boast of low health care statistics throughout the world. We are ranked 139 in terms of life expectancy, behind countries such as Iraq, Bhutan and Namibia. Although India has increased its GDP by 50 percent since 1991, more than a third of the malnourished children in the world continue to live in India. 44% of our children under the age of five are underweight. 72 percent of babies and 52 percent of married women in our country suffer from anemia. However, with great advances in technology and innovation, things are changing. There is an increase in the number of people, organizations, non-profit organizations, social enterprises, activists and new companies that try to bring positive social change to the local level. At the end of the year, we present stories of some of these processors in the health sector. These stories, published during 2016, have raised our hopes for a healthier and happier India in the days to come. CLTS Foundation o CLTS The SANTOLIC community has helped more than 70 countries to be free open defecation < / strong>. SANTOLIC was conceptualized by Dr. Kamal Kar in 1999 and has evolved into a foundation in 2003. Beyond the rhetoric of toilet construction, often used, SANTOLIC uses an approach that puts people above things or technology. Thanks to its extremely localized approach and the empowerment of grassroots communities, the foundation has helped more than 40 million people around the world to live in an environment without open defecation. Mirakle Messaging Established by Dhruv Lakra based Jammu, Mirakle Messaging is run by 64 employees with loss of hearing . Together, the Wonders team in Mumbai manages 2,000 deliveries in one day. These employees earn an average salary of 10,000 rupees per month, with benefits such as FP and medical insurance. Mirakle Couriers helps to integrate people with disabilities into the mainstream and to break the social stigma that surrounds them. In its own way, the company is helping to make inclusion a completely new level. Shyam Sunder Bedekar Shyam Sunder Bedekar, 54 is an innovative rural Vadodara. Their innovations include sanitary napkins that cost Rs 2.50 per room and affordable terracotta incinerators that help women in rural areas get rid of their towels. Shyam Sundar manages 20 health production units in the Vadodara district, each employing between eight and ten women. With its simple and ingenious innovations, Shyam Sundar significantly solves the hygiene problems of rural women. Seraniti Seraniti integrates Western psychological knowledge and Eastern wisdom to solve health problems mental and depression With counseling and online psychotherapy, Seraniti helps people cope with stress and its harmful effects. Technology has been one of the main drivers of the start-up, and has constantly adjusted its processes and modernized its technology to ensure greater reach, even among the most knowledgeable people of technology. / h2> Launched by Dr. Gavin Armstrong, a 29-year-old Canadian businessman, Lucky Fish Iron is a simple innovation that health possibility of overcoming anemia, a global health problem that affects 2.5 billion people, mostly women in the developing world. Dr. Armstrong has developed a simple cast iron fish, which can be boiled with any liquid or broth-based food. The fish is specially designed to provide 90% of the daily iron needs of a family and is reusable for five years. Today, the company Gavinare sells 100 fish per hour. More than 70,000 fish have already been sold, and another 70,000 are in progressit simply becomes funds for non-profit organizations that work locally. The funds are collected from the CSR budgets of several companies, which are happy to participate because the application helps generate goodwill. A user simply has to choose a sector and an NGO for which he wants to raise money and start walking. MUrgency MUrgency based in Mumbai is a health care mobile application that connects people who need Emergency responses to qualified medical, safety, rescue and assistance professionals. The application acts as an aggregator, bringing together several emergency services “doctors, nurses, paramedics, ambulances and first aid assistants” on a platform. On the demand side, users can request emergency medical intervention and assistance by simply pressing the mobile application. A notification is sent to all the closest emergency responders, allowing them to accept the request and provide timely assistance. In addition, the application automatically alerts the family and / or friends of the patient who are registered as emergency contacts. The application helped solve more than three lakh emergencies in Punjab, Delhi and Mumbai. Mohan Foundation Mohan Foundation (Multi organ Harvest Aid Network) mission is to build a homogeneous organ donation system in India. Founded in 2002, the MOHAN Foundation is now the largest organ donation organization in India. Bangalore, Vizag, Trivandrum, Vijayawada, Thiruvananthapuram, Nagpur, Chandigarh, Jaipur and New Delhi. The organization is also working to educate the public, create a cadre of well-trained health professionals and train doctors and police on the crucial role they can play in increasing organ donation in India. LabsAdvisor LabsAdvisor is an online marketplace for diagnostic labs, and wants help organize the diagnostic industry in India . The start-up intends to play the role of honest broker in the unorganized diagnostic industry in India, without affecting the common man the tedious process and requires a lot of time of diagnosis, tests and checks. LabsAdvisor has links to 120 laboratories in Delhi NCR, and plans to reach 200 soon. The startup also plans to expand to Mumbai and Bangalore in the coming days. Blood in º 24 years may have recently Raghav Baldwa Abandoned his MBA course to start Claro blood, but he built for a long time time a network of blood donors and organized camps in the city of Indore. Launched in October 2015, Blood Sure organized more than 35 camps and collected 4,000 pints of blood from more than 75,000 volunteer blood donors to date. With almost 10,000 followers on Facebook and 5,000 on Twitter, Blood Sure is channeling the power of social media to increase voluntary blood donation across India.
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