Blended Finance: Accelerating Innovations, Enabling Equity

Blended Finance: Accelerating Innovations, Enabling Equity


While India has made tremendous progress strengthening its healthcare system, ensuring access to affordable and quality healthcare to a population of over one billion population remains a challenge. Close to 63% of total health spending in India is out of pocket, depleting savings and leading to catastrophic healthcare expenses that push people into debt and poverty.

The public health emergency arising out of COVID-19 is a particular threat to the health outcomes of underserved populations, underscoring the need for close cooperation amongst stakeholders.

During this fireside chat, we explored the need to accelerate innovations and channel private sector, bilateral and philanthropic resources through blended finance models that can augment healthcare infrastructure and health systems’ preparedness for improved health outcomes.

Moderated by Naina Subberwal Batra, Chairperson and CEO of AVPN, this webinar heard from speakers Dr. Indu Bhushan, CEO, AB-PMJAY & NHA at the Government of India, and Edgard D. Kagan, Deputy Chief of Mission India of the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi. Key discussions points included:

  • Creating an enabling ecosystem for innovative healthcare enterprises to scale and generate sustainable impact for underserved communities.
  • Leveraging innovative blended finance solutions to mobilize alternate pools of capital and unlock existing resources in healthcare meaningfully.
  • Accelerating collaborations amongst public and private players and promoting cooperation between all stakeholders, innovators, and donors.
This is the final edition of a 3-part webinar series supported by AVPN PAHAL Health Platform. The platform promotes shared-value partnerships, fosters innovations, and aligns capital to improve health outcomes. To become a member of the health platform and learn  more, login to our website https://avpnpahalhealth.org/ or write to [email protected]


A. Environmental Stewardship
To protect the environment, we organize programmes like mangrove nursery and Reforestation, Coastal and River Clean-Up, Community Based Environmental Solid Waste Management, Environmental IEC Campaign and Eco-Academy

B. Food Security and Sustainable Livelihood
To ensure a sustainable livelihood for the community, eco-tourism include Buhatan River Cruise Visitor Center Buhatan River Mangrove Boardwalk are run by the community. Others include Organic Vegetable and Root crops Farming, Vegetable and Root crops Chips and by-products Processing and establishing a Zero waste store.

C. Empowered Communities
To empower the community, we provide product and Agri-Enterprise Development Training, Immersion and Learnings Exchange Program, Earth Warrior Training and Community Based Social Entrepreneurship Training

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