Transformative Change for India’s Healthcare System

Aceso Global is advising the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) on how to restructure the healthcare delivery system to provide timely, effective and affordable care to India’s population. The timing of this engagement is critical. Despite impressive economic growth, rapid technological advance, a high-end private sector and new public health investment, India’s healthcare system continues to suffer from serious shortcomings. As a result, it has developed a low-value system that fails to provide quality care at an affordable price for millions of Indians. Working with health sector leaders and innovators, we are designing a strategy for transformative, system-level change in healthcare delivery. 

Through a multi-year engagement encompassing extensive analysis, stakeholder engagement and validation from key Indian officials, industry players and technical experts, Aceso Global produced a comprehensive strategy diagnosing the challenges and opportunities of the existing system, and outlining potential pathways towards transformed healthcare delivery.

Our recommendations provided roadmaps to catalyze change in numerous areas, including: improved organization of healthcare providers; new care models for comprehensive primary care and coordinated care; stronger regulation and governance; enhanced public-private engagement; and bringing quality of care to the center of policies and actions. Together, these form an action agenda informed by global evidence and best practice, adapted and applied in a pioneering way to the Indian context.

Our CTO, Gerard La Forgia, presented our vision of a more affordable, equitable and effective health service delivery system at NITI Aayog’s day-long dialogue “Health System for A New India: Building Blocks” in New Delhi on November 30, 2018. We continue to engage a variety of government, private sector, multilateral and non-governmental actors in India on these topics as we work to jump-start new conversations and ways of thinking about how to organize and deliver healthcare.