WHP administers Maisha Clinics – women wellness centers – in the western Homa Bay County, supported by the Pfizer Foundation. Maisha clinics provide reproductive, maternal and child health services to rural and peri-urban communities who otherwise have limited access to formal medical services.
We are an Indian non-profit Society focused on delivering health and reproductive health services within walkable distance to underserved communities. Singular attention is paid to rural areas where the majority of the population lives. Our programmes create an entire ecosystem of healthcare and the solution for each constituent is built around the human aspects of the user by factoring the medical, social, educational, religious and financial aspects of their own environment. The ensuing structure becomes robust enough to handle a range of products and services which is needed to create volumes that are essential for reducing cost of delivery.
Founded in 2008 by Gopi Gopalakrishnan, World Health Partners has so far (as on August 21st 2019) treated over 26 million patients which includes directly offering more than 236,000 teleconsultations. The trained and networked providers deliver most services on their own while the technology solutions play a supplementary role for referral to tele-connecting doctors in cities. Together,this approach has created easy access to good quality health and reproductive healthcare covering a range of services including family planning, maternal health, treatment for tuberculosis and childhood illnesses.
WHP’s model has been recognized with awards from the Skoll Foundation, the (World Economic Forum’s) Schwab Foundation, Ashoka Foundation, and Asian Award for Social Entrepreneurship. Its work is supported by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Skoll Foundation, Merck for Mothers, WISH Foundation, USAID Government of India, Government of Bihar, Government of West Bengal, Government of Andhra Pradesh, GlobalFundand Johnson and Johnson. The strategy to sustain its programmes in the long-term hinges on-WHP’s ability to meet recurring costs either by becoming commercially viable or by locking into the national health budget. Support from bilateral, multilateral and private donors will largely be used for capital costs to establish the networks.
We create technology-enabled networks that connect healthcare providers + entrepreneurs + communities and provide medications, consultations and referrals.
We collaborate with healthcare professionals in the public and private sectors to provide consultations with less highly-trained healthcare workers.
We train and invest in local entrepreneurs, many of them women, to serve their communities and earn a livelihood through creating a connection to the healthcare network.
We provide lifesaving healthcare to women and children to see them safely through their pregnancy and childhood.
We care for whole communities by diagnosing and treating infectious diseases—including tuberculosis—and providing other essential services such as family planning and reproductive health care.