Why Health Cannot Wait

Last mile delivery of healthcare is always challenging in a country as vast and diverse as India. The uneven distribution of healthcare infrastructure, as well as medical professionals, makes quality healthcare services inaccessible to a large population living in rural areas. Urban slum dwellers, on the other hand, suffer from lack of awareness, adverse living conditions and the unwillingness to lose a day’s wage in order to reach the nearest medical facility.

With an aim to strengthen the country’s existing healthcare system and reduce out-of-pocket expenses on health, Smile Foundation's ‘Health Cannot Wait’ initiative is taking quality healthcare services to the doorstep of vulnerable communities, with focus on women and children. Awareness activities like school health camps and street plays are also conducted to encourage children and community to adopt a health seeking behaviour. 

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Our Interventions

Mobile Healthcare

Reaching the unreached through fully-equipped Mobile Healthcare Units staffed with doctors and paramedics, providing OPD services, point of care test facilities and medicines


Connecting people from remote rural areas with doctors for specialized healthcare from nearby urban health centres, through e-Health Kiosks and Telemedicine Centres

Health Camps

Providing need-based specialized services through health camps and empowering children with good health through school health camps

Govt. Convergence

Enhancing reach and capacity of Government Health Centres by integrating telemedicine at sub-centres, training of frontline workers and upgradation of PHCs

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