Swasti is a health resource centre established in 2002 with a focus on achieving public health outcomes for those who are socially excluded and poor. They provide service in the public health sector, deliver end-to-end solutions as well as short and long term support and facilitation, combining research and practice.
They believe that health and well-being can be best addressed when all three aspects - behaviours, systems and social determinants are addressed together. In order to achieve our commitment to improving health outcomes and wellbeing of people, Swasti has evolved a four-pronged delivery approach that guides its strategic course of actions.
Innovative Direct Engagement: Developing new models or replicating and scaling up. This model of delivery allows direct involvement with the community and provides the foundation and depth of Swasti's engagement at all levels. This model also enables creation of research to generate evidence and new learnings.
Process Consulting: Learnings emerging from the field is taken to the next level to improve efficiency and effectiveness of organisations involved in implementing interventions and services to communities. This involves providing technical and management support to organisations in order to build their capacities, systems and ensure process quality to make sure services benefit the people. Level of engagement here is not directly with people but the impact is immediate as it works with organisations such as NGOs and CBOs at the grassroots level that engage directly with communities.
Programme Management Support: At this level, Swasti provides support to donor organisations, bilateral and multilateral agencies, INGOs and Foundations that work with organisation that implement services to people. The support provided here is at the programme level and more strategic than operational.
Policy Support: This involves shaping policies by influencing and engaging with policy makers. This is achieved by supporting creation of evidence through research to influence policy formulation. One of the key approaches is to involve communities and facilitate community participation in the process of influencing policy change
Their themes are:
• Health System Strengthening
• Sexual and Reproductive Health
• Gender Based Violence
• Life Skills Development
• Social Protection
• Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
• Technology in Public Health