The man who delivers health care to rural India


Aziz Haniffa in Washington, DC

Just a few years ago, Dr Bhagwati P Agrawal, founder and executive director of Sustainable Innovations and erstwhile World Bank and United Nations Development Programme consultant, launched Aakash Ganga to harvest domestic rainwater to alleviate the perennial shortage of drinking water in India.

Now, along with his seed money provider and entrepreneur Atul Jain, Agrawal is at it again in, using new science, engineering and entrepreneurship to build self-sustainable social enterprises.

This time, Agrawal, who worked to commercialise innovations for more than three decades at Fortune 100 companies and entrepreneurial ventures, has just launched Arogya Ghar -- a mobile kiosk-based clinics to deliver health care to rural villages and urban slums in India.

He worked on the project in partnership of the Indian Institute of Health Management Research and the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani.

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