About Healthcare Access Week
Healthcare Access Week is an initiative to embark “Call for Action”, addressing lack of access to healthcare in India. Objective of this event is to congregate partners, students, participants, stakeholders on a common platform and raise awareness nationwide and ensuring access to healthcare for all. This issue will be spread across 4 cities in India, involving NGOs, Doctors, Students, Volunteers and stakeholders.
The Week Long Activity would include:
- Release of Research Report with Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College, Pune
- Release of Whitepaper on Health Insurance, Hyderabad
- Press Conference – Our initiatives towards better healthcare access, Mumbai
- Run for Access to Healthcare, Bengaluru
Initiating a mass movement for a week, we aim to bridge the gap of healthcare inaccessibility and instigate actions by public and private sectors towards attaining our objective.
Release of Research Report with Dr. D.Y.Patil Medical College
Date: Tuesday, 29th March 2011
Venue: Patrakar Sangha, Pune
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
India Health Progress in association with Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College Pune, launched a research study to understand the issue of “lack of access to healthcare” in India and highlight the issue among all stakeholders. The study points out principle reasons which are hampering the healthcare access to Indian patients.
Representatives from Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College, representatives from IMA, Pune Chapter, Health officials from civic bodies and representatives from India Health Progress will be attending the event.
Release of White Paper on Health Insurance
Date: Wednesday, 6 April 2011
Venue: Dr. Marri Channa Reddy Human Resource Development Institute
Time: 3:30 pm – 5:00pm
India Health Progress organized a Roundtable Conference on Health Insurance in India on 24th January 2011. The aim of the conference was to bring all stakeholders on a common platform and deliberate upon the key issues/challenges in healthcare access vis-à-vis Healthcare financing, visualizing a healthcare insurance structure that meets the needs of India 10-15 years into the future and increase access to healthcare insurance, facilities and medicine.
Based on the roundtable conference, India Health Progress produced a White Paper meant for the Government of India on the best means to achieve higher healthcare spends.
Conference on Our Initiatives taken by Stakeholders to Improve “Access to Healthcare”
Date: Friday, 8 April 2011
Venue: YB Chavan hall, Churchgate
Time: 11:00 am – 1:15 pm
To observe Healthcare Access Week, various healthcare stakeholders are assembling together to gauge their contributions towards better healthcare in India. This conference called “Our Initiatives to improve Access to Healthcare” is being held in Mumbai on 8 April 2011. This activity will showcase the initiatives taken by NGOs, Hospitals, Doctors, Independent organisations, Pharmaceutical and other industries towards healthcare access. The initiatives would include the CSR activities as well.
The objective is to appreciate and showcase the initiatives undertaken to provide healthcare access to all, thus creating an environment for developing improved policy framework for healthcare in India. Furthermore, this initiative would act as a catalyst towards encouraging everyone for taking more initiatives for better healthcare in India.
IHP Run for Access to Healthcare
Date: Saturday, 9 April 2011
Run for Access to Healthcare marks a beginning of an initiative to sensitive including policymakers through a joint effort in the first week of April 2011 (April 4-9). Healthcare Access Week is a “Call for Action” for all the stakeholders to bring the issue of lack of access to healthcare forefront where it gets noticed all across India and gets the required attention.
The marathon aims to make Healthcare Access Week as an annual calendar event for all the healthcare stakeholders and generate a high decibel level on lack of access to healthcare in India.