India bears 21% of the global disease burden, losing at least 6% of its gross domestic product to premature death and preventable illness. The poorest 20% of Indians have more than double the mortality rate, fertility rate and under-nutrition levels, compared to the richest 20%. Also, India’s public healthcare system is over-burdened and under-resourced, resulting in slow progress to address our pressing health concerns. Within this context, Dasra has analyzed critical gaps to highlight effective solutions and organizations to give to, to move the needle on health indicators in India. 


Learn about causes that deserve urgent attention in India and leading social organizations spearheading transformation on the ground.


Gain perspective on emerging discussions shaping the development landscape in India.
  • Engaging Men and Boys in Women's Development

    Social expectations of how men and boys should be and act directly affect behaviour related to gender‐based violence, HIV prevention, and sexual...

  • Enhancing School Sanitation

    Of India's more than 2.3 million annual deaths among children aged below five, 334,000 are attributable to diarrheal diseases that improved...

  • Scaling Social Innovation

    India has one of the highest prevalence rates of communicable diseases and maternal and infant mortality. With 70% of its population living in...

  • Grantmaking with a Gender Lens

    At 17%, India has the highest maternal mortality rate in the world, and 56% of adolescent girls (15-19 years) are anemic, as compared to 30% of...