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Tuesday, April 22, 2014 — South Asia

Social Business in India: Some investors wade in, but most testing waters

Source: The Hindu Business Line

Investors meet with frugal innovation, entrepreneurs leave the sector discouraged.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 — South Asia

Firms Investing in Social Sector Have deployed $1.6 B in India since 2000

Source: Live Mint

According to a report, the number of foreign investors looking to invest in the social sector has increased.
Thursday, April 10, 2014 — South Asia

Investing in Private Health Care for All in India

Source: The Huffington Post Business

India is in the midst of the world's largest experiment in democratic elections, with more than 800 million people eligible to vote in its current parliamentary elections.
Thursday, April 10, 2014 — South Asia

Social Enterprises in India Received $1.6 B in 14 years

Source: Business Standard

Of the USD 1.6 billion invested in the country since 2000, USD 435 million was made by dedicated impact investors like Aavishkar, Omidyar Network among others, the report by social advisory firm Intellecap said.
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 — South Asia

Philips India Offers 2 Affordable, Pocket-sized Diagnostics for Xardiac & Maternal Emergencies

Source: PharmaBiz

The two products designed and developed at the Phillips Innovation Centre (PIC) in Bengaluru which is one among its key R&D locations of the 59 research centres globally.
Thursday, April 03, 2014 — South Asia

India Announces First Bank Licences in a Decade

Source: Global Post

India on Wednesday announced it was issuing two new bank licenses for the first time in a decade as it accelerates a push to bring more Indians into the formal banking system.
Thursday, April 03, 2014 — South Asia

Oxfam Vietnam Will Begin Investing in Social Enterprises

Source: Social Enterprise Buzz

Oxfam’s office in Vietnam has launched a new impact investing program to support social enterprises in the country.
Thursday, April 03, 2014 — South Asia

Reorienting Financial Inclusion in India

Source: The Financial Express

Fixing small business finance is a great place to start improving financial inclusion. This is a reform that is overdue and should not wait.
Thursday, April 03, 2014 — South Asia

Dabbawallas to Spread Dengue, Malaria Messages in Mumbai

Source: The Times of India

On Monday, the city's 50,000-odd dabbawallas will tag a health message-'prevent and control vector-borne diseases'-to each of the two lakh tiffin boxes that they carry throughout the day.
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 — South Asia

Rural Health Care Blamed for Infant Deaths in Kolkata, India

Source: The New York Times India

The national headlines in September were grimmer than usual, with newspapers blaring “Infant Death Horror” and “West Bengal Health Care in I.C.U.” on their front pages after 41 newborns died in B.C. Roy Memorial Hospital over a span of six days.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 — South Asia

Bank of India Allows Card-less Cash Withdrawal on Some ATMs

Source: Live Mint

Under the facility, a Bank of India customer can send money to anyone using a regular Bank of India ATM or through Internet banking.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 — South Asia

OPINION: India’s Mor Report on Financial Inclusion Doesn’t Focus Enough on Expanding Access to Credit

Source: Business Standard

The Committee on Comprehensive Financial Services for Small Businesses and Low-Income Households (the Nachiket Mor Committee on financial inclusion) has delivered a detailed report in a very short time.
Thursday, March 20, 2014 — South Asia

Aavishkar Hopes to Close $75 M Frontier Fund, Take Impact Investing Model Beyond India

Source: Business Standard

Set to take its impact investing model to Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Bangladesh and Pakistan
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 — South Asia

Indian Microfinance Body Seeks RBI Nod for Self-regulatory Status

Source: The Times of India

Last year, the RBI had released guidelines on self-regulation by MFIs in accordance with the recommendations of the Malegam panel set up by the apex bank earlier to look into regulatory aspects of micro-lending following the Andhra Pradesh microfinance crisis of 2010.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 — South Asia

Huge Opportunities Await Indian Health Investors in Africa

Source: SME Times

In 2012, Africa accounted for almost a quarter of India's drug exports.
Friday, March 14, 2014 — South Asia

Women entrepreneurs struggle for funding in India

Source: Live Mint

A majority of women entrepreneurs in India cannot access institutional finance for many reasons, including the fact that fewer of them have title rights on property that can be used as collateral.
Thursday, March 13, 2014 — South Asia

India Has Millions of Female Entrepreneurs and They Need Easier Access to Money

Source: The Wall Street Journal India

While there may not be many women occupying the executive offices of India, the country is home to literally millions of female entrepreneurs, in charge of their own tiny businesses, according to estimates by the International Finance Corp.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 — South Asia

Microfinance Institutions Network Seeks Early Implementation of Mor Panel Report in India

Source: The Financial Express

"Our customers are demanding number of banking services from MFIs. They want services beyond loan offerings, including insurance, invesment opportunities, inter-bank trading services, where banks find it difficult to provide services due to various reasons," said Alok Prasad, chief executive officer (CEO), MFIN.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 — South Asia

Experts Say: India and Africa Should Form Working Group on Healthcare

Source: Business Standard

ndia and the African countries should mull forming a working group to explore healthcare cooperation, stakeholders and experts said on Monday.
Thursday, March 06, 2014 — South Asia

Biocon Launches e-healthcare Programme in Odisha, India

Source: The Hindu Business Line

Biotech major Biocon in partnership with Canara Bank and Odisha government has initiated an e-healthcare programme for the underprivileged and rural communities in the state.
Thursday, March 06, 2014 — South Asia

U.S. Fears for Patents on Next-Generation Drugs in India

Source: The Chicago Tribune

An Indian committee is reviewing up to a dozen patented drugs to see if so-called compulsory licenses, which in effect break exclusivity rights, can be issued for some of them.
Wednesday, March 05, 2014 — South Asia

IntelleGrow raises Rs 28 cr from Omdiyar Network, Dell

Source: Economic Times

MUMBAI: Social sector-focused non-banking lender IntelleGrow today said it has raised Rs 28 crore from Omdiyar Network and the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation.
Wednesday, March 05, 2014 — South Asia

Does India Need Its Own 'Impact' Investors?

Source: Forbes

Indian entrepreneurs complain that India’s venture capital scene, particularly for “impact” investments, is limited.
Tuesday, March 04, 2014 — South Asia

Mobile banking key to financial inclusion in Bangladesh

Source: The Daily Star

Mobile banking is the perfect platform for Bangladesh to take financial services to the country's largely unbanked population in an efficient and low-cost manner, an analyst from Visa said.
Tuesday, March 04, 2014 — South Asia

Indian banks gung-ho about financial inclusion, but not agents

Source: The Hindu Business Line

Financial inclusion is not yet a profitable proposition, but banks remain gung-ho about the initiative, predicting future dividends from the market reach that comes with improved access to finance.
Monday, March 03, 2014 — South Asia

USAID and P&G Kick Off Global Development Alliance to Improve Health in Myanmar

Source: YahooFinance

Administrator Rajiv Shah yesterday helped deliver the first liter of clean drinking water under the Global Development Alliance (GDA) between the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and Procter & Gamble (P&G) to improve health in India.
Friday, February 28, 2014 — South Asia

Ankur Capital bets on real India, invests in three early-stage rural ventures

Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Impact investment fund, Ankur Capital, has invested in three early-stage ventures that focus on rural markets.
Friday, February 28, 2014 — South Asia

Transforming Rural India Through Agricultural Innovation

Source: Harvard Business Review

With a majority of its population living in villages, rural poverty is a major problem in India. The disparity between the urban and rural incomes is also on the rise. This leads to migration to urban areas resulting in urban blight as well. Therefore addressing the problem of rural poverty assumes urgency. On my last trip to India, I witnessed an innovation experiment, National Agro Foundation (NAF), that addresses this wicked problem.
Friday, February 28, 2014 — South Asia

'SuperMum' campaign results in startling improvements in people's hand-washing behavior

Source: MedicalXpress

An analysis of a unique "SuperMum" (SuperAmma) handwashing campaign shows for the first time that using emotional motivators, such as feelings of disgust and nurture, rather than health messages, can result in significant, long-lasting improvements in people's handwashing behaviour, and could in turn help to reduce the risk of infectious diseases.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 — South Asia

State Bank of Pakistan Launches 5-year Strategic Plan for Islamic Banking

Source: Pakistan Observer

This was discussed by Saeed Ahmed Deputy Governor of State Bank of Pakistan on Islamic Finance in his opening remarks at a two day workshop on Islamic Banking and Finance for journalists organized by SBP here on Monday.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 — South Asia

Indian Medical Devices Industry Welcomes Changes in Bill

Source: The Health Site

The bill is significant because it recognises medical devices as distinct from pharmaceuticals for the first time and brings needed clarity to device regulation.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 — South Asia

e-health Centre Soon in Ghatshila Subdivision

Source: The Times of India

The electronic health centre that will commence at Musabani Surda in March has the capacity to diagnose 90 patients each day.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 — South Asia

Mobile Vaccine Vans to Make Healthcare Services More Convenient in Kashmir

Source: Business Standard

Under the scheme of the National Rural Health Mission, Teeka Express, a mobile vaccine van, was launched in Rajouri District.
Thursday, February 20, 2014 — South Asia

Mastercard Exec Discusses Business Opportunities and Challenges in India

Source: Live Mint

India has some challenges because it is such a huge country. The population is divided into different strata of people whom you are trying to reach out to.
Thursday, February 20, 2014 — South Asia

Crowdfunding Platform Nyaya Raises Cash for Healthcare for Nepal’s Poor

Source: South China Morning Post

In December, the New York-based NGO officially launched its Crowdfund Health portal to solicit donations to fund health care for the poor.
Thursday, February 20, 2014 — South Asia

Indian bank launches “Branch on Wheels”

Source: My Iris

The 'Branch on Wheels' is a first of its kind initiative by any private sector bank in India.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 — South Asia

State Bank of Pakistan Outlines 6-point Action Plan to Boost Agri Financing

Source: Daily Times Pakistan

The agenda includes launch of countrywide onternship programme for 100 top agri graduates, to be funded under the ADB’s Improving Access to Financial Services Endowment Fund.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 — South Asia

Payment Banks as Financial Levellers

Source: Live Mint

Payment banks and universal electronic bank accounts can bring about genuine financial inclusion
Thursday, February 13, 2014 — South Asia

Impact Investments Seek to Solve Social or Environmental Challenges while Generating Financial Profit

Source: Business Standard

Elevar Equity, an impact investor, is looking to raise its third fund with a target corpus of $75 million by end-2014.
Thursday, February 13, 2014 — South Asia

Merck Serono Supports India’s Two-tier Drug Pricing Policy

Source: The Economic Times

The US Chamber of Commerce may think India is an inhospitable terrain for innovation, but surprisingly, Big Pharma doesn't agree.
Thursday, February 13, 2014 — South Asia

Nathealth and Nasscom in Pact to Deliver Healthcare Services in India

Source: The Hindu Business Line

“The idea is that healthcare cannot go to next level without IT. So, there is an opportunity for businesses to collaborate."
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 — South Asia

Reserve Bank of India Eases Lending Norms for Microfinance Institutions

Source: Live Mint

Move gives more leeway to medium-sized micro lenders to price their loans based on their cost borrowings
Thursday, February 06, 2014 — South Asia

Big pharma firms pushes for US action against India over patent worries

Source: The Economic Times

Global pharmaceutical firms are pressuring the United States to act against India to stop more local companies producing up to a dozen new varieties of cheap generic drugs still on-patent, sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.
Wednesday, February 05, 2014 — South Asia

Mobile devices to empower health workers under MMPs

Source: Financial Chronicle Live

Adoption of Information Technology is important in improving access to healthcare in India. After pilot projects in a few states, Central Ministry of Health is planning to empower health workers with handheld devices like mobiles phones for data collection at the grass-root level.
Wednesday, February 05, 2014 — South Asia

India’s SKS Microfinance recovering from Andhra Pradesh crisis

Source: Live Mint

SKS Microfinance Ltd, India’s only listed microlender, plans to raise Rs.400 crore in the next fiscal year with a maximum equity dilution of 20%.
Thursday, January 30, 2014 — South Asia

Philips India & PGIMER showcase mobile health outreach programme Asha Jyoti in New Delhi

Source: PharmaBiz

Philips Healthcare’s flagship Women's Healthcare Outreach Mobile programme, Asha Jyoti, has collaborated with Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), and the non-governmental organization RAD-AID to screen 4000 women in less than 20 months.
Thursday, January 30, 2014 — South Asia

Pakistan facing challenge over procuring vaccines

Source: Oman Tribune

Pakistan may face a country-wide shortage of life-saving vaccines due to government’s failure to fulfil its international co-financing liabilities for the procurement of vaccines to safeguard lives of millions of children from seven lethal preventable diseases.
Thursday, January 30, 2014 — South Asia

OPINION: Branches Will Never Result In 100% Financial Inclusion in India

Source: CXO Today

India has just 110 branches per million persons, compared with the USA which has more than 300 branches per million persons, and Spain which has an incredible 900 branches per million persons, with the next nearest in the EU being Italy with 650/mm.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 — South Asia

Starved of cash, half of India awaits a mobile money revolution

Source: ZD Net

A service like Vodafone's M-Pesa could transform lives for India's unbanked.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 — South Asia

Tiny Loans Are Big Business Once Again in India

Source: India Real Time - The Wall Street Journal

Lending to India’s poor is a good business once again.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 — South Asia

Opinion - Mobile Money Interoperability: Finally on the Horizon?

Source: SAP

Now, here’s the most interesting development, in my opinion.
Thursday, January 23, 2014 — South Asia

Opinion: Statistical illusions do not make a reality for financial inclusion in India

Source: The Economic Times

For financial inclusion to be meaningful, it is necessary that people not only have a bank account but also have access to timely and adequate credit at an affordable cost
Thursday, January 23, 2014 — South Asia

Tata social enterprise challenge to encourage innovative ideas in India

Source: Business Standard

The winners of the second edition of Tata Social Enterprise Challenge, hosted by the Tata group in partnership with the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM-C), were announced today at IIM Calcutta.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 — South Asia

Press Release: Meet the Winning Ideas of Greenpeace Challenge to find renewable irrigation systems for India

Source: Press Release

Greenpeace “A Watershed Moment in India” challenge, which was open from September 3rd, 2013, saw participation from over 1500 people across 58 countries, who created 256 designs for renewable energy powered, portable, affordable irrigation systems for small farmers in Bihar. Participants uploaded their designs to a web platform, where they were viewable by the public (including other competing teams) who commented on all designs and suggested improvements, which the designers took into consideration to iterate and adapt their designs.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 — South Asia

Lifting Filipinos out of poverty by growing social entrepreneurship at home

Source: PBS NewsHour

Many Filipinos move into urban slums or leave their country in search of work. But to help lift his nation out of poverty, economist Antonio Meloto wants to turn its citizens into job generators rather than job seekers. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro profiles Meloto’s efforts to encourage businesses in rural areas.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 — South Asia

Indian cos among emerging world's vaccine heroes: Bill Gates

Source: Business Standard

According to Gates, Serum Institute produces a higher volume of vaccines than any other company in the world
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 — South Asia

How vaccines helped India defeat polio while Pakistan become a reservoir for the virus

Source: Fierce Vaccines

The diverging fortunes of India and Pakistan in recent years show what an effective vaccination push can do to tackle disease.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 — South Asia

Microfinance as a tool for empowering conflict-affected communities

Source: Daily FT

At a recently-held seminar organised by the Pathfinder Foundation in Colombo, a paper and three presentations were publicised under the theme ‘microfinance as a tool for empowering conflict-affected communities’.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 — South Asia

Health program launched by Indian government to cover urban areas with over 50,000 population

Source: The Hindu

A flagship programme of the UPA government at the Centre, it is a counterpart of the National Rural Health Mission
Thursday, January 16, 2014 — South Asia

Corporate social responsibility and India Inc: IT leads, finance lags

Source: First Post Business

Reporting on corporate social responsibility has been undertaken by almost three quarters (73 percent) of large Indian companies, led by the IT sector, shows a new survey by KPMG.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 — South Asia

Financial inclusion in India: The march of banks

Source: The Financial Express

People are yet to see a bank in their neighbourhood. But RBI is set to change all that.
Thursday, January 09, 2014 — South Asia

The Indian government launched a comprehensive programme to improve the health of adolescents

Source: India.com.health

Adolescents comprise over 21 percent of the over 121 core population, in the country with a focus on community-based interventions.
Tuesday, January 07, 2014 — South Asia

Kalam inaugurates tele-radiology unit at Apollo Hospitals in Chennai

Source: The Times of India

Patients who are rushed to hospital in times of emergency may not always be lucky enough to have the individual attention of a specialist. But with the 'tele-radiology project', an initiative of Apollo Hospitals, it may be possible.
Thursday, January 02, 2014 — South Asia

Opinion : ‘FDI in micro finance will help Muslims’ in India

Source: The Hindu Business Line

Studies show that hundreds of Women Self Help Groups and co-operative societies created at Muslim-populated areas were denied recognition as the members were only Muslims.
Thursday, January 02, 2014 — South Asia

Bank Alfalah introduces mobile money service in Pakistan

Source: Banking Technology

Pakistani Bank Alfalah has teamed up with operator Warid Telecom to launch a mobile money service. The service, Mobile Paisa, will initially enable users to make utility bill payments and secure money transfers across Pakistan.
Thursday, January 02, 2014 — South Asia

Jagirti Yatra - annual train journey across India for social entrepreneurs

Source: The Economist

On December 24th another departure of Jagirti Yatra, which means “journey of awakening” in Hindi, took place. Since its founding in 2008, the railway odyssey has spawned more than 200 social enterprises.
Thursday, January 02, 2014 — South Asia

Opinion : Women and the poor are invisible in the Crisil index of financial inclusion in India

Source: The Indian Express

Indices such as these are designed to help policymakers and service providers improve financial inclusion, which is often defined as reaching the "unreached". But if the aim is to reach the poor and to reach women, then the figures should give us a break-up by gender
Thursday, January 02, 2014 — South Asia

Opinion : The economics of microcredit

Source: The News International

The problem of adverse selection in a credit market is used to describe a situation where the lender involved in a transaction cannot observe the type or quality of goods or the production of the borrower.
Thursday, January 02, 2014 — South Asia

A new dawn: India to be certified polio-free this year

Source: The Hindu Business Line

Later this month, India will clock three polio-free years, a milestone that will be officially certified in 2014 by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 — South Asia

Beyond Bitcoin: some alternative marketplaces lend social empowerment

Source: The Guardian

A variety of companies, like e-Choupal and OneMorePallet, are creating new marketplaces to add value - and boost social and environmental benefits
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 — South Asia

What prompts banks to cut home loan rates in India?

Source: The Economic Times

Top three home loan institutions- HDFC, SBI, ICICI Bank - have reduced home loan rates by 15-25 basis points last week to catch borrowers in a fiercely competitive market. Their offerings are only for new loans though.
Thursday, December 12, 2013 — South Asia

Maternal health program in India failing to deliver

Source: Medical Xpress

A prominent program that claims to reduce infant and maternal deaths in rural India by encouraging mothers to deliver in private hospitals has been unsuccessful, despite the investment of more than $25 million since 2005, a new Duke University study finds.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 — South Asia

Bangladesh’s top MFIs widen areas of operation in the social sector

Source: The Financial Express

Top microfinance institutions (MFIs), besides their prime focus on microcredit, have widened their areas of services in various social sectors like education, health, agriculture and disaster management
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 — South Asia

Small business financing companies can play much bigger role in financial inclusion in India

Source: Business Standard

For that, there is an immediate need for formation of an independent regulator to formulate framework for sustainable and better functioning of Small Business Financing Companies (SBFCs) that has been doing a wonderful work for promoting growth of small business in India, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Yashwant Sinha said.
Friday, December 06, 2013 — South Asia

Accion International urges India’s Reserve Bank to allow financial access to the physically disadvantaged

Source: The Economic Times

"People with disabilities should get financial access, organisation should not be discriminated against. The issues has to do with physical conditions and discrimination of specific conditions." - Accion International Managing Director
Friday, December 06, 2013 — South Asia

What We Can Learn from How 1 Million People Died in India

Source: Slate

The Million Death Study (MDS) involves biannual in-person surveys of more than 1 million households across India. The study covers the period from 1997 to the end of 2013, and will document roughly 1 million deaths.
Friday, December 06, 2013 — South Asia

Microfinance has failed in India: Jairam Ramesh

Source: Hindustan Times

"Microfinance 1.0 has failed. It was not the miracle it was touted to be," said Union rural development minister Jairam Ramesh at the HT Leadership Summit 2013 on Friday.
Thursday, December 05, 2013 — South Asia

Mobile Payments Gain Traction Among India’s Poor

Source: THe New York Times

South Asia is a fertile market for the concept. The region consisting primarily of Bangladesh, India and Pakistan accounts for the largest number of offices actively providing mobile money services, 3.8 million compared with 805,000 in all of Africa and 1.8 million in East Asia and the Pacific.
Wednesday, December 04, 2013 — South Asia

How a money-tracking tool is helping businesses grow in India

Source: PBS Newshour

While growing up in northern India, Shivani Siroya says she encountered entrepreneurs on a regular basis. Now, she's helping them track their finances in order to boost their businesses.
Tuesday, December 03, 2013 — South Asia

Health conference on social marketing and franchising

Source: The Times of India

The first global health conference on social marketing (SM) and social franchising (SM), the two emerging tools to help India achieve the universal health coverage, will be held in Kochi from December 3 to 5.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 — South Asia

HCBL Bank targetting beggars for financial inclusion

Source: Business Standard

Probably the only bank catering to this segment, so far
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 — South Asia

Red tape on grant delayed care for HIV patients, says Global Fund

Source: Live Mint

Health ministry sat on a grant offered to National AIDS Control Programme for about 18 months, leading to drug shortages
Thursday, November 21, 2013 — South Asia

Conference on adapting Indian innovations in health

Source: News Track India

At a time when the western world is going through a crisis of sorts in the health care sector, a conference at the University of Oxford will explore adapting Indian innovations for better health services across the world.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 — South Asia

India launches first bank exclusively for women

Source: Trust.org

India launched its first public sector bank catering for women on Tuesday, an initiative aimed at economically empowering millions of women across the country who do not have access to basic financial services such as bank accounts or loans.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 — South Asia

Domex launches toilet academy

Source: The Hindu Business Line

Domex, toilet cleaner brand of Hindustan Unilever Lever (HUL), has launched Domex Toilet Academy to mark the occasion of World Toilet Day which is celebrated globally on November 19 every year.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 — South Asia

Infosys to help Dutch community on health project

Source: The Times of India

Indian IT bellwether Infosys will partner with Commit, a public-private research community in the Netherlands, for a sensor-based engagement for an improved health project, the company said.
Monday, November 18, 2013 — South Asia

India to checkmate cross-border polio threat

Source: The Hindu

While India gears up to receive WHO certification, Pakistan is polio endemic with 59 cases reported this year, say delegates at a brainstorming Polio Plus orientation and planning workshop in Madurai.
Monday, November 18, 2013 — South Asia

Stuart L. Hart - Redefining the bottom of the pyramid

Source: Livemint

Stuart L. Hart talks in an interview about the altered reality of BoP 2.0 and India’s false dawn in discovering the rural markets
Thursday, November 14, 2013 — South Asia

Mobile banking clients cross 10m mark in Bangladesh

Source: Dhaka Tribune

“The milestone has been achieved in just three years, contributing a lot to the financial inclusion initiative”
Thursday, November 14, 2013 — South Asia

Integrated medicine is future

Source: The Times of India

The international conference on Global Health Futures reiterated that integrated medicine is the way forward in days to come.
Thursday, November 14, 2013 — South Asia

"Donate to health, not Gods"

Source: Deccan Chronicle

Instead of donating money to temples, Dr Poonawalla suggested Indian billionaires to look at donating funds for education and health care purposes.
Thursday, November 14, 2013 — South Asia

Patient Data Company Commits to the Business Call to Action While Expanding Low-cost Mobile Health Services in India

Source: Business Call To Action

Company links health security with better medical outcomes
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 — South Asia

India continues to have largest pneumonia & diarrheal disease burden in world

Source: PharmaBiz.com

U.S. based, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health recently highlighted the Pneumonia and Diarrhoea Progress Report 2013 which showed that India continues to have the largest pneumonia and diarrhoeal disease burden in the world.
Tuesday, November 05, 2013 — South Asia

In India, what drives private banks’ interest in rural areas?

Source: Live Mint

The rapid increase of rural incomes and consumption with a shift in expenditure patterns has altered business perceptions
Tuesday, November 05, 2013 — South Asia

AAPI India summit to focus on health information technology

Source: Business Standard

A Global Healthcare Summit organised by an influential body of Indian American physicians in Ahmadabad in January would focus on how to use modern technology more effectively in providing efficient care to patients.
Monday, November 04, 2013 — South Asia

Aavishkaar in list of top global impact investors

Source: The Economic Times

Two prestigious US universities have selected social venture capital firm Aavishkaar Venture Management Services and its flagship fund, Aavishkaar India Micro Venture Capital Fund, as among the world's top global impact investors.
Monday, November 04, 2013 — South Asia

Health tourism being made competitive in India

Source: The Hindu Business Line

The Centre is taking all steps to make the Indian health tourism industry globally competitive