LEHS is an Indian non-profit organization with focus on Indian states seeking urgent solutions to their primary healthcare needs. LEHS is registered in India since 2003 under the Societies Registration Act of 1860. The organization is also registered under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010.
WISH (Wadhwani Initiative for Sustainable Healthcare) is the flagship program of LEHS. Launched in 2014, LEHS’ WISH program works to build an equitable, innovation-led healthcare ecosystem and aspires to transform the primary healthcare system to make quality healthcare services accessible and affordable to all Indian citizens. LEHS|WISH strives to provide a quality compliant, fully operational healthcare delivery system through innovation and technology. The organization is built around the core values of Compassion, Respect, Innovation, Speed, and Perseverance (CRISP), contributing to improved health outcomes, thereby reducing out of pocket expenses (OOPs) of the beneficiaries.
LEHS|WISH believes in a holistic approach for bringing about systemic reforms designed to have a ripple effect from individuals to the community. LEHS|WISH has very successfully and effectively forged Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) with the government, private sector, innovators, and civil society, who constitute the healthcare ecosystem. Through this PPP model, LEHS|WISH brings financial and technical resources together to improvise the state’s public health system by integrating promising healthcare innovations. Partnerships with the government in the intervention states are the fulcrum of LEHS|WISH healthcare delivery model’s success and sustainability; and works in alignment with the healthcare priorities of the government to transform the healthcare system at the state level.
LEHS|WISH started its journey from Rajasthan in the year 2015, extending its footprints to
In view of LEHS|WISH’s commitment to align with the government’s agenda and work on health needs and gaps identified by the governments, it employs various customized models. For example, LEHS|WISH provides support to the Government of Rajasthan in direct implementation of primary healthcare delivery, while LEHS|WISH is a knowledge partner to Delhi Government, providing knowledge management support to Aam Aadami Mohalla Clinics (AAMC). Similarly, LEHS|WISH provides advisory services to the Governments of Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and Assam on primary health, digital monitoring of data, and capacity building in the primary healthcare ecosystem.
LEHS|WISH has played a key role in paving the way for the governments to transform the healthcare ecosystem in their respective states. The International Innovation Corps (IIC), University of Chicago, and LEHS|WISH are supporting the National Innovation Unit at the National Health Authority (NHA) GoI, and pioneered the roll out of the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana (PM-JAY). The scheme aims to undertake path-breaking interventions to holistically address the challenges in healthcare system across the country.
LEHS|WISH’s efforts were acknowledged and rewarded by the GoI in October 2019, on the occasion of the first anniversary of PM-JAY, when NHA celebrated ‘Ayushman Bharat Aarogya Manthan’, inaugurated by the Hon’ble Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan and presided over by the Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi. At the meet, LEHS|WISH demonstrated its Swasthya ATM model that provides end to end inclusive gamut of care solutions to the last mile population. The model received acknowledgment and accolades from the Health Minister, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, and was awarded the Best Start-up Innovation in Healthcare.
LEHS|WISH has won various awards and recognitions over the years, some of which are:
– 2017 Innovation Award, National Health Mission, Rajasthan and Elets
– 2016 Leadership Award, Primary Healthcare, National Health Mission, Rajasthan
– 2017 Leadership Award, Primary Healthcare, National Health Mission, Rajasthan
– 2018 Excellence in Service Award, National Health Mission, Rajasthan
– 2018 IHW Health Innovation Award
– 2019 IHW Health Innovation Award
– 2019 NABH Accreditation of 4 PHCs, the only NABH-certified PHCs in Rajasthan
– 2019 ‘Kayakalp Award’ National Health Mission, Rajasthan
– 2019 ‘Best Healthcare Campaign’ Award, CSR Health Impact
– 2019 ‘Best Start-up in Healthcare’ Award, Union Health Minister, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
– 2020 Gold Award in the COVID Healthcare Provider category at the CSR Health Impact Awards of IHW Council
– 2020 Nominated in Top 5 best NGOs offering Healthcare during COVID-19 in the Healthgiri Awards organized by India Today
Gold Award in COVID Healthcare Provider Category at the CSR Health Impact Awards 2020.
Best Startup – Innovation in Healthcare at Ayushman Bharat Arogya Manthan.
2018: IHW Award for Health Innovation
2019: 3rd Annual CSR Health Impact Award By Rajasthan Govt.
2018: 3rd Annual CSR Health Impact Award By Rajasthan Govt.
2018: “Excellence in Service” award from Govt. of Rajasthan