Zeena Johar is president of IKP Centre for Technologies in Public Health, and CEO of SughaVazhvu Healthcare. In this second post in a four-part series on developments and challenges in Indian health care, Johar provides insights on addressing the country’s provider shortage, and reaching rural markets.
The Indian health care system is in a crucial phase of its development. The country has no shortage of challenges - but it also presents unique opportunities to social enterprises.
In Part 1 of our series on Indian health care, Zeena Johar identifies the major growth areas in the market, and discusses a potentially game-changing development that may be on the horizon.
The lack of trained medical providers is a global crisis. But rather than simply recruiting and training new health care workers, the global health community could focus on improving the vibrant marketplace of informal providers who are already there.