Ashoka Fellow
India
Fellow Since 2012
    This description of Sameer Sawarkar's work was prepared when Sameer Sawarkar was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2012.
    Introduction
    While other players in the healthcare field in India have been focused on developing telemedicine for tertiary and secondary care, Sameer Sawarkar has been focused on making telemedicine accessible where it is needed the most—primary care for rural citizens. Through telemedicine, he is now providing the possibility of universal access to primary healthcare in rural India.
    The New Idea
    The Problem
    The Strategy
    The Person

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