Some businesses in India have learned to stop worrying and embrace the global pandemic.For a handful of startups, the pandemic has meant accelerated growth.
Startups that understand the new definition of ‘normal’ will try to bring out the best in themselves by grabbing new opportunities and identifying new customers. So, we at Earlypad introduce the startups that are rocking 2020.
About Startup Address Health
AddressHealth is a pioneer in pediatric primary healthcare. AddressHealth is today, India’s largest school health provider. It is backed by social impact funds -Gray Matters Capital and Unitus Seed Fund. It is also a winner of “The Stars in Global Health-7” awarded by the Grand Challenges Canada.
Vision & Mission
Address Health vision is to ensure every child attains a state of positive health.Its mission is to cover around 1.5lakh children in private schools.
Anand Lakshman : He has a good experience in building community based health systems & programs and thus helps Address Health in attaining its core vision.He is an expert health manager with a proven track-record in his work with the WHO, Micronutrient Initiative and as consultant to the World Bank.
Anand says ,
Certain areas such as health and education are priority and for these, it is a necessity to create market-based, scalable solutions that are independent of grants.
Products & Services
1.Medical Room (Tele – Infirmary)
2. Health Education with Work books
3. School Mental Wellbeing
5.Child Specialty Clinics that are comprehensive child friendly units providing a one-stop-shop for common child health needs. The clinics provide Pediatric Medical Services including vaccinations; Dentistry; Vision & Optical Services.
Initially they started addressing chronic diseases, such as asthma, type 1 diabetes, epilepsy and atopic dermatitis, in schools. Their idea was to not just treat episodic cases but delve deeper into the cause of these issues, and preventive care especially in terms of their nutrition intake etc. That’s when they realised that asthma is one of the leading causes attributing to absenteeism. So, the programme called ‘Asthma Absent Program,’ was launched wherein they trained teachers and school emergency staff on how to respond to asthma, and how to conduct environmental audits to understand if the school environment is safe. The programme reached 50,000 children in Bengaluru and at the end of it 50 schools were certified free from asthma. The programme received huge response from all the stakeholders. So, in 2011, AddressHealth launched a pilot school health programme in six schools having nearly 4, 000 children.
Early Stage Ventures
AddressHealth is funded by 2 investors. Gray Matters Capital,an impact investing enterprise from Atlanta, United States and Unitus Ventures, India’s leading venture fund supporting early-stage tech startups with India scale and global.
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