Swasti Health Catalyst was envisioned as an organisation to transform the lives of the marginalised communities by ensuring their access to quality healthcare.
In 2002, Catalyst Management Services (CMS) set up a not-for-profit organisation, Catalyst Development Initiatives (CDI), to incubate ideas in development. Swasti was one such idea. Over the next two years, CDI provided institutional framework and guidance to grow Swasti until it could operate independently. Swasti was registered as a not-for-profit society on 15 May, 2004.
Over the years, our work has fuelled impact by promoting healthcare access thereby contributing to poverty alleviation. We have supported governments, donors and development partners to design solutions in public health.
We have directly reached over 400,000 people through our various initiatives.
A new beginning
We are now Swasti Health Catalyst bringing together a wide variety of passionate people and organisations to help communities have better health.
2018 heralds a new beginning for Swasti, as we move ahead with purpose and determination. Our social innovations have shown promise in addressing health challenges among the most vulnerable and marginalised communities. As we move forward, we acknowledge that we are not alone.
For the next decade, we will consolidate our varied expertise from public health to financing and management to design – across sectors of health, worker well-being, WaSH, social protection and gender – to provide comprehensive and integrated solutions to achieve community health and wellbeing.
Our new identity as Swasti Health Catalyst reflects this change. We have made new promises and set fresh goals to convene ideas, people, entities and solutions for advancing human dignity through health.