U-Live is a very young organization, which has been established in 2019. It is a part of U-Inc, a larger venture that has activities and services covering multiple industries.
U-Live brings about innovative health care delivery through human and technology integration. It is modular, but integrated! The blueprint for sustainability and scalability are implicit in the design.
The development enabler is:
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CHALLENGES & SOLUTIONS
Significant strides have been taken by the healthcare industry in India, fueled by
- sizeable investments into private sector hospitals and clinics,
- national campaigns and programs covering key health issues recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and
- the commitment to meet targets defined under the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG), in particular SDG #3.
However, achievements are far from expectations, with the trend being reactive care instead of preventive care.
Brick-and-mortar facilities cater more to secondary and tertiary care, while primary care remains hugely fragmented. Barring childhood vaccinations and inconsistent nutritional advice limited to cities and larger towns, preventive measures that would catch health problems early, reduce morbidity and mortality, and progressively reduce the burden of disease, are lacking.
The size of the problem is immense…and so is the opportunity to address it methodically and progressively! Schools act as aggregators of this population segment.
These include malnourishment; obesity; anemia; asthma; bronchitis; musculoskeletal issues; cardiac, renal and endocrine problems; infections of the skin, nails, hair, ears and eyes; dental issues; poor vision; and many more. With this in view, we endeavored to conceptualize, design and develop an integrated comprehensive Health Management program for implementing in schools in collaboration with the school administration and with the alignment of parents / guardians of the students.
COHERENCE AND CONVERGENCE
The project draws upon collaboration among the project team, school administration, healthcare professionals, parents and the students themselves.
It is responsive to the following Priority topics:
- Social Development (Health and/or Education)
- Inclusive and sustainable service delivery
UNICEF reports that over 30% of the world’s poorest children live in India. Risk of serious epidemics in communities that are already disadvantaged in terms of housing, water, sanitation, nutrition, healthcare or natural disasters is great.
This project, delivered in compliance with medical ethics and best practices, empowers academic institutions that acknowledge their own responsibility towards contributing to holistic development and well being of their students. Hence, this project is structured around two Cross-Cutting themes:
- Climate change and disaster risk
- Good governance and strong institutions