‘Innovative’ Sughavazhvu healthcare gaining popularity in rural India
Monday, April 14, 2014
A healthcare system for rural India, dubbed Sughavazhvu, which stands for ’happy life’ in Tamil, is gaining popularity thanks to it’s use of innovative techniques for providing accessible and appropriate primary healthcare.
The techniques involve epidemiological solutions, alternative human resource models, advanced technological platforms and comprehensive health financing.
Zeena Johar, a key Penn Nursing partner and co-founder of SughaVazhvu Healthcare, said that with 75 percent of Indian medical practitioners positioned at urban locations and 72 percent of the Indian population residing in rural locations, there is an overarching need for human resource innovation for delivering health.