Apollo Tele Health Services
With the vision of bringing healthcare of international standards within the reach of every individual, Dr Prathap C Reddy in 1999 established Apollo Telemedicine Networking Foundation (ATNF) and Apollo Telehealth Services (ATHS), which is the largest and oldest multi-speciality telemedicine network in South Asia. On March 24th 2000, Bill Clinton, the then US president, commissioned the world's first VSAT enabled village hospital at Aragonda in Chitoor District of Andhra Pradesh. This marked the formal introduction of telehealth services in India.
On March 24th, 2015 ATHS celebrated 15 years of telemedicine in India. Indian Medical Association (IMA) has declared March 24th as IMA's National Telemedicine Day to acknowledge telehealth as the most promising solution to bridge the urban rural health divide. For more details log onto http://www.apollotelehealth.com
The Akshaya Patra Foundation
The Akshaya Patra Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation headquartered in Bengaluru, India. The organisation strives to fight issues like hunger and malnutrition in India, by implementing the Mid-Day Meal Scheme in the government schools and government-aided schools. Akshaya Patra aims not only to fight hunger but also to bring children to school.
In partnership with the Government of India; various State Governments, the inestimable support from many businesses, philanthropic donors and well-wishers; the foundation grew from its humble beginnings in the year 2000, serving just 1,500 children across 5 schools. Today Akshaya Patra is the world’s largest (not-for-profit run) mid-day meal programme serving wholesome food to over 1.6 million children from 13,529 schools across 11 states in India. For more details log onto www.akshayapatra.org/partners