India: <em>Our impact and progress</em>

India: Our impact and progress

In India, hospitals and clinics are often stretched thin—in fact, providers have 2-3 minutes on average to spend with patients and their families.

Despite remarkable progress, India faces a high burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases, and its under-five mortality rate remains around 3 percent.

Many of these complications can be prevented, and lives can be saved—if only family members knew how 
and were recognized as part of the patient’s healing journey.

At Noora Health, we see patients and their caregivers as an essential part of the solution. Yet, they are the most untapped resource in healthcare today.

Alongside our health systems partners in India, we co-create culturally-tailored training and evidence-based resources to shift the power back to patients and caregivers.

India & Noora Health

Culturally in India, family plays a role in patient recovery. Noora Health partners with public health systems to ensure that family caregiver education becomes the standard of care.

Impact & growth

In India, where our programs first launched in 2014, we have reached more than 5.6 million caregivers across nine states.

  • 12,521

    Trainers Trained

  • 5,624,435

    Caregivers Trained

  • 4,699

    Partner Facilities

  • 3,782,050

    Patients Represented

Explore our reach

  • From our stakeholders

    “Once family members are trained, they know which type of care is required, danger signs, when they should come to hospitals, and what checkups are needed during the antenatal and postnatal period. Critical needs like immunization and early initiation of breastfeeding can be taken care of by the family itself, and they are empowered to play a vital role in the mother and child’s health. The program actually leads to community education, as it passes on from family members to neighbors, relatives, and friends. This effect increases awareness.”

    — Dr Archana Mishra, Deputy Director—Maternal Health,
    National Health Mission, Madhya Pradesh
  • From our stakeholders

    “First we weren’t sure what the Care Companion Program sessions would involve. We had to finish our work and then attend the training session. We weren’t sure what we’d be taught that we didn’t already know, so we wondered why we had to go there. But after attending the session, we realized it was a new concept that would be useful for us going forward.

    — Pragati Vijay Kolankar, a pediatric nurse at JJ Hospital, 

    Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • From our stakeholders

    ”I used this opportunity to raise awareness about tuberculosis in the village. I helped villagers understand that anyone can contract tuberculosis and there is no need for society to discriminate against them because of this. With proper medication, it can be cured in six months. This awareness campaign led to positive outcomes as many people started coming to the health center for symptoms of tuberculosis.”

    — Sonu Gurjar, Community Health Officer, 

    Sub Health Centre Jharpai, Guna district, Madhya Pradesh