In partnership with health systems,
we train patients and family caregivers
with knowledge and skills to ensure
speedy recovery and long-term health.
Promoting innovative healthcare practices and skills among the patients and their families
According to WHO estimates, we are on track to face a shortage of almost 18 million health workers globally by 2030. Around the world, family caregivers often assume expanded roles to compensate for overburdened health systems — a reality brought to the forefront during the COVID-19 pandemic – yet are often under-equipped, leaving facilities feeling alone and helpless. Often, especially in under-resourced settings, this results in insufficient care at home that leads to high rates of preventable readmissions, complications, and deaths.
We believe that a patient's recovery should be a team effort – where the doctor, nurses, family and friends all form an integral part of the overall plan for care and recovery.
THE CARE COMPANION PROGRAM
YosAid Innovation Foundation partners with state and national healthcare systems to implement the Care Companion Program (CCP). This includes providing content, training, and mobile phone based technologies to support family caregivers of patients at public hospitals and clinics in diverse health areas such as Maternal & newborn care, Cardiac care, Tuberculosis (TB), General Medical care, General surgical care, Non Communicable diseases (NCDs), and adolescent health.
YosAid Innovation Foundation has MoUs with the governments of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Tamil Nadu. Previously, we had MoUs with the governments of Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, and Haryana.
We deliver and implement care training sessions across different parts of India to train and support family caregivers.
Some of our milestones include:
2019The Care Companion Program was recognized by the Ministry of Health as a Best Replicable Practice in Public Health in the Health Systems and Maternal and Newborn Category
2020The Care Companion Programme won Azim Premji University’s “Stories of Change: 2020-2021 Volume II, Case Studies on Development Action and Impact” YosAid Innovation Foundation’s survey conducted during COVID-19 was mentioned in TheHindu in an article titled “Survey finds shift from COVID-19 fears to income concerns”
2023- The Tuberculosis family caregiver model was named by the Hon. Prime Minister Narendra Modi as one of five key initiatives to end TB in India, setting the program up for national level scale - YosAid Innovation Foundation was mentioned in two articles regarding their work in Andhra Pradesh: 1) TheHindu in an article titled, “Health Dept., YosAid Innovation Foundation to implement Care Companion Programme in Andhra Pradesh” 2) The New Indian Express in an article titled, “MoU inked to extend support to mom, newborns in AP”
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