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Feb, 27 2019

Yale University partners with the CoWrks Foundry to launch Sustainable Health Initiative

The programme is being introduced to address growing health and social disparities in India and around the globe.

The CoWrks Foundry has collaborated with Yale University with support from the RMZ Foundation, to launch the Sustainable Health Initiative. The programme is being introduced to address growing health and social disparities in India and around the globe.

Sustainable Health Initiative (SHI) is a six-month, interdisciplinary accelerator programme. It will be facilitated through the Yale Institute for Global Health for young and early-stage startups.

Under this programme, up to 10 startups will be chosen per year, over a five-year period. Each startup will be receiving $70,000 in seed funding, mentorship from the faculty and alumni at Yale, as well as benefits from a network of Indian industry experts. 

Sten Vermund, Dean, Yale School of Public Health, said, "As the first signature programme of the Yale Institute for Global Health, we are very excited to launch new and cost-effective solutions that will have a significant impact on the health of communities in India, the US and around the world." 

Nruthya Madappa, Managing Partner, The CoWrks Foundry, stated, "Our partnership with theYale Institute for Global Health is aimed at global knowledge transfer resulting in research, that creates sustainable impact in healthcare not only in India, but also in the world’s emerging economies."

Anu Menda, Managing Trustee, RMZ Foundation, added, "Our objective through the Sustainable Health Initiative is to drive long-lasting solutions in the Indian healthcare sector. We hope to showcase this on a global stage by bringing together world-class education and expertise from industry veterans."

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