Who <i>we</i> are

Who we are

We believe, with unshakable conviction, in the power of family to heal.

Our story

In 2014, we launched Noora Health as a small group of individuals driven to redefine healthcare. A simple question inspired us: “Knowing that patients look to their loved ones for comfort, why not give families the best chance to support them?” 

We found that families, who often care most for their loved ones, could help dramatically improve health outcomes of patients. By equipping this unsupported resource with basic yet vital health skills, these loved ones could be the keystone to ensuring proper recovery in the hospital and post-discharge at home.

Over the years, we have transformed into an organization powered by subject matter experts, strategists, designers, and technologists — all tirelessly striving towards equipping people to become agents of their own health outcomes and well-being.

Our mission

Improve outcomes and strengthen health systems by equipping family caregivers with the skills they need to care for their loved ones.

Our vision

A world where patients and their caregivers are a core component of healthcare delivery, and family-member training is a standard of care.

We believe inclusive and accessible healthcare is made possible by the collaborative efforts of public health professionals, doctors, nurses, designers, and business leaders from across the world.

Our team and partners

Approximately 98% of Noora Health’s staff and partners are based in the regions where our programs are delivered, including India, Bangladesh, and Indonesia. We have teammates focused on specific regions, and “shared” colleagues who support our work across all settings. We also work with local entities and independent partners to design and implement our programs. Below, meet some of the people powering our work!

  • Shahed Alam Co-Founder and Co-CEO
  • Anubhav Arora Shared Programs and Platforms Noora Health PLC, India
  • Raia Azmi Program Delivery, Bangladesh
  • Edith Elliott Co-Founder and Co-CEO
  • Will Funk Development
  • Kelly Hagler Communications
  • Arefin Islam Country Head, Bangladesh
  • Divya Jain People and Culture, Global Health Strategy
  • Nira Jethani Finance
  • Suparna Kalghatgi Shared Programs and Platforms Noora Health PLC, India
  • Anil Krishna Finance Noora Health PLC, India
  • Sudeep Kumar Medical, India Noora Health PLC
  • Seema Murthy Country Head, India Noora Health PLC
  • Tanmay Pathani Program Delivery Implementing partner, YosAid, India
  • Manju Pothen The Caregiving Lab Noora Health PLC, India
  • Vineet Prasani Shared Platforms and Engineering Noora Health PLC, India
  • Samina Rahman Shared Program Design and Development Noora Health PLC, India
  • Arjun Rangarajan Global Health Strategy
  • Varun Rangarajan Expansion Noora Health PLC, India
  • Neha Sahi People and Culture Noora Health PLC, India
  • Asken Singana Country Head, Indonesia Yayasan Noora Health
  • Parul Singh Program Design and Development, India Noora Health PLC
  • Deepali Thakur Deputy Country Head, India Noora Health PLC
  • Keri Wachter External Relations
  • Bhanu Yadav Program Delivery, India Implementing partner, YosAid, India
  • Shirley Yan Shared Evaluation and Learning

Our board of directors

  • Dr. Shahed Alam Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Noora Health
  • Kate Courteau Former Director of Non-Profits, Y-Combinator
  • Iqbal Dhaliwal Global Executive Director, J-PAL
  • Edith Elliot Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Noora Health
  • Ann Kim Chief Innovation & Design Officer, Office of the U.S. Surgeon General
  • Claire Mazumdar CEO, Bicara Therapeutics Ajay Sondhi
  • Ajay Sondhi Board Director and Strategy Advisor
Our partners & supporters