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After drawing a crowd with a performance by street musicians, health educator Chankey Kumar addresses people in the northern Indian village of Mulehra on disease prevention and healthy lifestyles.

Pioneering business approach expands healthcare in Indian villages

On a muggy Thursday in July, Chankey Kumar awoke early, as usual, in the two-bedroom home he shares with his family in a working-class neighborhood on the outskirts of Meerut, India. After breakfast, he set off for Chhur, one of 69 villages that he visits each month as a health educator for Arogya Parivar, a program launched by Novartis in 2007.

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Healthy Family by the numbers
  • 40 M

    People reached by Healthy Family health education sessions since 2010

  • 3 M

    Patients received diagnoses and treatments at health camps since 2010

A decade of Healthy Family in India

We're currently marking 10 years of our Healthy Family program in India. Meet some of the people whose lives have been touched by the program.

Healthy Family 10-year report

Ten years ago we launched our first social business model, the Healthy Family program, to improve health via education, affordable products and health services.

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