As we celebrate 20 years of being Swasti, we fondly look back at our first symbol as Swasti Health Resource Centre - the grey & pink pinwheel of health and wellbeing - from which we morphed to being Swasti - The Health Catalyst.

We are incredibly grateful to our committed team, alumni, volunteers, interns, fellows, advisors, board members, collaborators, consultants and partners.

The climate exigencies in today’s world coupled with the COVID pandemic has highlighted that it was insufficient to simply focus on interventions directly affecting people’s health and that we need to consider planetary health along with its impact on people’s health and vice versa.

This has strengthened our resolve and renewed our sense of purpose.

Swasti Over The Years

  • Swasti Incubated to Address Public Health Issues

    The Catalyst Group incubates Swasti as a non-profit to work on public health issues.

  • Swasti Maps High-Risk Groups in Mizoram

    Swasti’s first national-level project maps high-risk groups in Mizoram.

  • Swasti Trains IAS Officers on HIV Prevention

    Swasti in association with the State AIDS Society, conducts a Project Director Induction program for IAS officers.

  • Swasti Supports HIV Program Implementation in Karnataka

    Supports KSAPS in implementing the Prevention and Care HIV program in Karnataka by providing supportive supervision to all NGO partners in the State

  • Swasti Becomes a Registered Non-Profit

    Swasti is registered as a Society in Karnataka

  • Swasti Develops National Guidelines for High-Risk Group Mapping

    Swasti, in partnership with CMS, develops methodology for high-risk group mapping in Karnataka. This methodology becomes national guidelines and is used to estimate high risk groups across the country.

  • Swasti Empowers Women Sex Workers with Bill & Melinda Gates Grant

    Swasti partners with Swathi Mahila Sangha, a collective of women in sex work, to develop an empowerment initiative called Pragati. Based in Bangalore, the initiative is part of the Gates funded Avahan program. The success of this was later replicated and scaled across 84 community-based organizations in 2014.

  • Swasti Expands Globally to Empower Women Workers

    Expands footprint to 11 countries through workplace interventions focused on women workers, in partnership with GAP Inc., and the Personal Advancement and Career Enhancement (PACE) program.

  • Selected as the Zonal Agency for the mid-term evaluation of NRHM for the South Zone, covering 4 States and 5 union territories.
  • Swasti Reaches All Indian States and Union Territories
  • Swasti Installs Self-Sustained Water Plants to Fight Fluorosis

    Swasti co-establishes 11 community-led water plants in Chikballapur district to address the issue of rampant fluorosis affecting smallholder farmers. All 11 are functioning and self-sustained as of 2022.

  • WHO Invites Swasti to Showcase Work on Health Workforce

    WHO invites Swasti to present their work on the health workforce at the 3rd Global Human Resources in Health conference in Recife, Brazil.

  • Swasti Reaches 130,000 People Through Avahan India AIDS Initiative

    Implements Avahan India AIDS initiative Phase III (2014- 2017) with 87 community organizations reaching 130,000 women sex workers, men who have sex with men (MSM), and transpersons.

  • Swasti Launches "Invest for Wellness" Primary Care Program

    Launches its flagship innovation in comprehensive primary healthcare, “Invest for Wellness” (i4We).

  • Swasti Receives Special Consultative Status by UN ECOSOC

    Swasti awarded Special Consultative Status by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

  • Swasti Launches Learning Platform and Partners with USAID

    Swasti is honoured to be the learning partner of one of the countrys’ largest bilateral donors in health - the USAID India Health Office

  • Swasti Certified as a Great Place to Work

    Swasti becomes a Great Place to Work Certified organization, gets re-certified in 2023

  • Swasti Reaches Over 200,000 Women in Factory Wellness Programs

    Reaches more than 200,000 women in 250+ factories across 20 brands through workplace programs within supply chains of Walmart, Levis, GAP, Debenham, Primark, Inditex and Swasti’s own Invest4Wellness (i4We) program for factory workers, and supporting BSR’s HER program.

  • Swasti Leads COVID-19 Response for Vulnerable Communities

    Swasti becomes the National Quality Improvement Coordinating Agency (NQICA) for Manyata led by FOGSI and supported by MSD for Mothers. The decade plus experience in Health Systems Strengthening is brought to small private providers for nuancing quality of care.

  • Swasti Works on Improving Quality of Care for Mothers

    As COVID-19 hits India, Swasti incubates the #COVIDActionCollab - an all-India collaborative, united to provide relief, recovery and build resilience among the most vulnerable communities. The collaborative consists of Organizations and Networks working together to support these communities during the period of crisis and enable them to secure their future. The 359 partners strong collaborative has since provided 25 Million+ service instances.

  • Swasti Recognized for Scientific Research by DSIR

    Swasti is recognised as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (SIRO) by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR). This recognition entitles Swasti to receive the required administrative support from the DSIR on scientific research activities.

  • Swasti's Community Led Monitoring Adopted by National Program

    Swasti completes the pilot of Community Led Monitoring (CLM) methodology across 3 geographies supported by NACO and USAID/PEPFAR. The methodology and lessons find acceptance with the National AIDS Control Organization, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for scale up through partners across the country.

  • Swasti Starts First Multi-Country Work on Adult Immunization

    Swasti begins its first multi-country work in the space of routine immunization for adults in partnership with Rockefeller Foundation supported Global Vaccine Initiative.

  • Swasti Creates Center for Strategic Public Health Communication

    Swasti forms the first Centre for Strategic Communications for Public Health - a platform that offers tailor made solutions to tricky communication problems in the space of Public Health. Since its establishment, the Centre has produced an array of products and hosted learning, evidence and communication events for key partners towards the goal of everyday wellbeing for everyone.

  • Swasti Pilots Arogya Kavach Health Insurance Product

    Swasti pilots “Arogya Kavach”, a health insurance product for people above the poverty line with 1000 families in Tamil Nadu, working with KM Dastur and Cholamandalam General Insurance

  • Swasti Focuses New Strategy on Climate Change and Health

    Swasti pivots to a new Strategic Plan which puts climate change and its impact on the health and wellbeing of communities at the center.

Everyday Wellbeing for Everyone

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