Voice of Healthcare (VOH) has entered into a strategic partnership with Wadhwani Foundation, a global non-profit organization to help Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) address the various challenges faced by them. The partnership will work for the betterment and empowerment of the SMEs from the healthcare segment and will help in creating an Atma Nirbhar Bharat in the healthcare space.
Through this partnership, Wadhwani Foundation will provide assistance to VOH’s progressive MSME members not only to enable them to recover from the disruptions because of the COVID-19 crisis but also to help them grow faster and better than their peers through the ‘Sahayata’ Program.
SMEs are the backbone of the Indian economy employing more than 120 Mn individuals. In the current times, the impact of COVID-19 was felt particularly harder by the SMEs in India. The problems faced by the SMEs are multi-fold - from shrinking demand to supply chain disruptions to cash flow challenges… the list goes on.
A key concern of SMEs is the nil to minimal availability of resources and expertise to help them tide over the various challenges faced by them. One of the key focus sectors of the Wadhwani Advantage ‘Sahayata’ Program is the healthcare sector, which has shown great resilience during the crisis and the Foundation is inclined to support SMEs in this sector and act as a catalyst for exponential growth, leading to job creation.
VOH and Wadhwani Foundation will jointly select around 500 SMEs to participate in the Sahayata program over the next few months. Under this outcome-oriented program, the SMEs will receive personalized, impactful and actionable content in the form of videos, readings, articles, playbooks, and infographics curated by the Wadhwani Foundation, one-on-one or master class workshops led by mentorship from experts and access to consultants and advisors for further guidance in finding solutions to SMEs’ key business challenges. SMEs will have bespoke engagement models based on their business requirements.
The main objectives of this collaboration are:
1. To ignite the growth of SMEs in the healthcare sector and generate employment.
2. To inculcate the habit of operational, strategic and technological excellence among SMEs in the healthcare sector so that they can expand their competitive advantage.
3. To provide and train SMEs on best practices in critical areas like supply chain, manufacturing, Go-to-Market and others.
4. To strengthen the Indian healthcare sector by supporting and empowering the small and medium enterprises in the sector.
5. To help build both soft and hard infrastructure to accelerate and sustain growth.
This initiative aims to provide the targeted expertise to SMEs across varied areas. The Sahayata Program coupled with the various stimulus measures announced by the Government will help the healthcare sector grow and prosper during the current difficult times.
In the words of Dr Naveen Nishchal, Chairman of Voice of Healthcare (VOH), “VOH has always strived to be the true voice of the Healthcare community, tried to address its unspoken grievances and celebrate its innate strengths. Our strategic partnership with the Wadhwani Foundation is ‘just what the doctor ordered’ for M/SME leaders in our community who are grappling with an unprecedented challenge. It will go a long way to solve real gaps and provide real answers, thereby helping our M/SME friends achieve growth in crisis. By adding immediate, measurable and lasting value to Healthcare organizations and businesses from VOH networks, this partnership will lead the dawn of AtmaNirbhar Bharat from the front.”
In the words of Mr Samir Sathe, India leader, Wadhwani Advantage program at Wadhwani Foundation, “We are excited to ally with VOH, a reputed think tank. Our deep commitment and capabilities to help 1000s of SMEs in the healthcare value chain in union with VOH’s vibrant take on talent in this space will unlock the untapped potential of this space”
Voice of Healthcare (VOH) acts as a nodal body and visionary think tank for policy advocacy, stakeholder mobilization and sustainable advancement in healthcare. Our dynamic platforms bring institutions, businesses and individuals under a single roof to exchange knowledge, innovate roadmaps and grow together. Be it strategic advocacy, awareness building, synergy & networking, mentoring & competency-building and content-driven PR & brand-building opportunities, we act as a voice of meaningful, timely and lasting transformation. For more details on Voice of Healthcare (VOH), please visit https://voiceofhealthcare.org/
Wadhwani Foundation was founded in 2000 by Dr Romesh Wadhwani, with the primary mission of accelerating job creation in India and other emerging economies through large-scale initiatives in entrepreneurship, small business growth, innovation, and skilling. The Wadhwani Foundation operates in 20 countries, including India, South East Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines), East Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda), Southern Africa (South Africa, Botswana, Namibia), West Africa (Nigeria, Ghana), Egypt, and Latin America (Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Chile). The Wadhwani Foundation works in partnership with governments, foundations, corporations, and educational institutes. For more details on Wadhwani Foundation, please visit https://www.wfglobal.org/
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