Innovator Workshops

9:00 am–5:00 pm
UChicago Center in Delhi


Operation Asha (founded by UChicago Alum Sandeep Ahuja, MPP'06) in association with Innovations in Healthcare and the Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator at Duke University (SEAD) hosted workshops on “Lessons on Integrating with the Private Sector” and “Impact Investing” .

Innovations in Healthcare is nonprofit organization hosted by Duke University in North Carolina, USA, and a leading global network supporting the scaling and adaptation of promising healthcare innovations worldwide. Innovations in Healthcare and the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship are lead partners in the Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator at Duke (SEAD) program. SEAD brings together interdisciplinary partners through a coordinated effort across Duke University and leverages institutional relationships and networks to create an integrated global health social entrepreneurship hub for diverse stakeholders across the globe

Operation ASHA created a community based program model that uses local workers in areas with high prevalence of TB and hemophilia to set up local treatment centers integrated within existing community resources, like temples and shops. The efficacy of the program is ensured by portable fingerprint identification system (eCompliance) and other technology applications that improve detection, track and compile patient data and alerts health workers to follow up with a patient or symptomatic within 48 hours of a missed treatment. The model also includes outreach and counseling programs to detect and support patients and families.