Know Us

Our journey so far

Our Vision
We envision a world of healthy people.

Our Mission
Our mission is to empower people and communities, particularly poor and marginalised, to make the right choices to lead healthy lives.

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.


Hear from our clients, partners and stakeholders.
In the world of complacent and self-righteous sector of development, organizations like Swasti Health Catalyst provide a reliable address of quality, clarity, commitment, accountability and professionalism.

Hari Krishna Nibanupudi
Action Area Team Leader-DRR, Water and Hazards International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, Nepal.

When Walmart and its Foundation were looking for an organization to work with factories in India, we wanted to work with a group that could empower women and help factory management create an enabling environment where development could be sustained.  The (Swasti Health Catalyst) team has been proactive, pragmatic, solutions-focused, skilled, innovative, thoughtful, understanding of human dynamics and relationships, humble, kind, inclusive, collaborative, and focused.

Rajan Kamalanathan
Vice President of Ethical Sourcing, Walmart Stores, Inc.

Swasti Health Catalyst has become one of the most technically proficient organisations working in the field of health and social development. In India and abroad, Swasti Health Catalyst has made significant contributions to the quality of implementation by providing much needed technical support and assistance. With experience at the grass root and also at the global level, Swasti Health Catalyst has been a contributor to India’s National AIDS Control Programme.

Aradhana Johri IAS
IAS Additional Secretary, Department of AIDS Control, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India.

To me, research and practice are two wings on which knowledge takes flight. I have had the opportunity to work with several organizations. Very few bring the combination of deep commitment to making an impact at a practical level and yet being genuinely interested in finding out what works and what does not. This is what makes the Swasti Health Catalyst team special.

Dr.Partha Krishnamurthy,
PhD, Professor of Marketing, Director, Institute for Health Care Marketing,
C. T. Bauer College of Business, University of Houston.