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India has the highest malnourished population in the world. In India, 46% of children under the age of three are malnourished and nearly half of infant deaths are related to malnutrition. In India 8 million people are blind and 63 million are visually impaired. Approximately 25% of global maternal deaths occur in India. It is evident that there are fundamental health issues that need to be urgently addressed, especially among rural communities where quality and accessibility of medical infrastructure is very limited

At Swades Health & Nutrition, we want to ensure universal access to public and private health care services for its rural communities.


Creating an ecosystem for rural health with a special focus on diseases impacting more than 1% of the population. A special focus is on eye care, maternal and childcare, as well as nutrition including anti-anaemia, de-worming, kitchen gardens and more. Ensuring access to reliable primary healthcare services through trained cadre of 2500 Community Health Workers (Swaraksha Mitras) and building a strong connect between the community and government services.


Every individual should be empowered to live a healthy and productive life.


• Empowered communities for sustainable change through our highly trained cadre of Swades community health workers i.e. Swaraksha Mitras (SMs). We link our SMs and communities to government and private health facilities as well as other NGOs and charitable hospitals

• Training & capacity building programmes for government and private frontline health personnel –doctors, ANM, ASHAs, and Anganwadi workers.


Swades Mitras (SMs): A cadre of Swades community health workers providing basic paramedical services & sharing health related information with the communities.

• As strong force of 1056 SMs from the community are impacting a population of ~3,71,000 villagers. We plan to appoint and train 2500 SMs covering one million villagers in the next 3 years

Anaemia Management: Iron and Folic acid programs, pre & post haemoglobin level testing and regular follow-ups.

• Screened and tested 37,413 children. 7,406 children completed their medication, of which 5,292 children shows positive change in anaemia level.

Eye-care Camps: Three Mobile Vans providing free screening, identification and diagnosis, providing subsidized spectacles and free cataract surgery.

• Eye screening of 271,704 villagers in 3 Mobile Vision Care Vans.

• Provided 55,076 free spectacles for people with refractive error and plan to treat a total of 175,000 in the next 3 years.

• We have offered free cataract surgery to 11,909 people and plan to reach out to a total of 23,500 people in the next 3 years

Malnutrition Reduction Programme: Detecting and rehabilitating malnourished children by breastfeeding, complementary feed and nutritional counselling and providing special feeds.

• 3,032 out of 20,510 children screened were found to be malnourished. They were provided ready-to-use-therapeutic-food (RUTF) sachets to overcome the malnourished status.

Screening and Management of Children with Heart Diseases: Children having congenital heart diseases are referred for diagnostic screening and treatment at Fortis Hospital.

• Facilitated cardiac surgeries of 112 children with Congenital Heart Disease till date