Sameer Sawarkar

Ashoka Fellow
Bangalore, India
Fellow Since 2012
Related TopicsHealth & Fitness, Health care

Citation

This profile 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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