WHO WE ARE
Established In 2017, Aaroogya International Is A Non-Profit That Focuses On Early Detection Of Common Cancers Like Breast, Cervical And Oral Cancers In Women In Urban Poor, Rural Poor And Educationally Backward Areas Across Developing Nations Operating In India And Uganda Currently. We Empower Frontline Health Workers Like Asha/ANM In India And Mid Level Healthcare Workers In Africa To Screen Women For Cancer. We Do This Through Artificial Intelligence Assisted Tech Intervention And On-Ground Support By Our Fellows.
Create A Digital Health Assistant And Unique ID For Every Woman From Anywhere Around The World To Achieve Early Detection Of Chronic Lifestyle Diseases Especially Cancers. Build An Open Source Intellectual Infrastructure Over Which Other Solutions Can Be Built With Intensive Data Insights And Enable Faster Decision Making With Artificial Intelligence.
To Reach 50 Million Women By 2030 For Early Detection Of Cancer Screening For Breast, Oral And Cervical Cancers.
Goal Is To Make A Wide Network Of Equitable Distribution Of Good Health For Women Across Developing Nations Leveraging Technology And Assist The Process With Intensive And Constantly Improving Machine Learning Models For Symptoms Assessment And Health Recommendation. There Are No Shortcuts To Becoming A Qualified Doctor, And There Are No Shortcuts To Developing An Artificial Intelligence Assisted Technology Intervention That Raises The Bar For Accuracy, User Accessibility, And Regulation.
LEADERSHIP AND TEAM
EXECUTIVE TEAM- AAROOGYA
“Healthcare In India Is A Misnomer, With Merely Disease Management Happening-We Work Towards Democratising Healthcare Till The Last Mile. And We Believe That Innovation Lies In Real Life Problem Solving Not Just Product Development.”
A Doctor And Model Turned Serial Entrepreneur, And Loves It! She Started Aaroogya International at the Age Of 19. She Co-founded Pinga Health Tech Which Is A Mobile Application For SelfAssessment Of Hormonal And Lifestyle-Based Diseases In Women. She Is A Board Member Of Silicon Valley Global Health. She is Novartis - One young World scholar, Outlook 10 Most Inspiring Women 2019. Top 50 Global Healthcare Leaders In 2018 And Youngest Women Entrepreneur 2019.
Dr. Priyanjali Datt
CEO and CoFounder
Dr. Dhruv Kacker is a prosthetic surgery specialist of the head and neck. He studied Business Administration at Carey business school - Johns Hopkins University. Former Government Faculty and Senior Resident in multiple hospitals across India. He heads operations of Aaroogya International in India and Africa. Dr. Dhruv Kacker is an Experienced Board Member with a demonstrated history of working in Healthcare and Life Sciences. Skilled in Investor Relations, Business Planning, Operations Management, Medical Devices, and International Business. He worked in Employees State Insurance Corporation and studied at Manipal University and Rajiv Gandhi University of health sciences.
Dr. Dhruv Kacker
COO and CoFounder
Strategy Professional, With Experience Of Working In Consulting And Corporate Strategy Roles. Changemaker And Startup Enthusiast, With A Track Record Of Implementing Impactful Ideas From Concept To Completion In Highly Complex Scenarios. Conceptualized Key Interventions To Improve Citizen Hygiene Services And At The Same Time Reduce The Operational And Financial Burden Of City Governments. Investor And Part Of The Core Team For Ed-Tech And AI-Based Customer Engagement Startups.
Mr. Vaibhav Chugh
Product Management and Business Development
Mr Bharat Bhushan is Cofounder & COO of FlipItNews.com and has been Sr. Vice President & Global Business head of Loconav. He brings on table the Business experience of over 8 years in Logistics, Real Estate, Edtech and Capital Markets
Mr. Bharat Bhushan
Trustee and Business Development
6 years of experience, with fortune 500 & start-up companies, across diverse fields like Healthcare, Pharma, Oil & Gas in Strategy & Partnerships, Stakeholder management, Consulting, Marketing, Business Development, Account Management. Designing growth plan and new market entry strategy, and working with cross-functional teams. Creating innovative and holistic community-driven business models and alliances with government, industry, and international Impact agencies, donor management, and capacity building Initiatives in emerging markets in healthcare and rural development.
Ms. Sonalini Jena
Partnerships and growth
B Tech 2012-2016 IIT Bombay
Innovative front-end developer with experience in building web-based applications as well as mobile applications. Involved in robust startup environments entailing supervising and developing projects to tackle a competitive market as an underdog. Realized a project concerning automation of a major part of credit check and developed an indigenous content creation platform.
Mr. Zubin Arya
Devika has four years of experience in the public health sector in India, working for organizations like TB Alert India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of NCT of Delhi, and the nonprofit Aaroogya, which works on prevention and early detection of breast cancer. She has a bachelor’s in mass media, with a specialization in journalism, from Sophia College, Mumbai.
Ms. Devika Agarwal
Communications and Community building
Mr. Zubin Arya
Interning as an Experience Designer at Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions. Interned as a UX Designer, worked closely with Doctors to develop an application to overcome the problem faced by medical workers. Interned as a UX/UI Designer with Lemon Yellow LLP. Was a part of a design team where I got to learn and explore live design projects. Worked and designed a website for B2B and B2C, worked on app designing and prototyping.
Mr. Chaitanya Thanekar
Experience Design Associate
Gabriel is a sophomore at Westmont College, in the United States. He is an Economics major, with minors in Writing and Psychology, with a focus in Mandarin Chinese language. He enjoys writing essays, research papers, short stories, and music as well. He also enjoys traveling, and has in recent years traveled to India, Indonesia, and South Korea, and has studied in Scotland and China. Gabriel says, “I’m honored to be a part of Aaroogya’s inspiring team of health care experts and visionaries”.
Mr. Gabriel F.
Aaroogya Research and Public Health Fellow
Content writer and research
Shyanjali Datta is a college going Gen Z at Gargi College, Delhi University. Member of Global Youth Gargi chapter. She is a debate champion and has interest in local and International culture exploration, music, art and various dance forms. She enjoys creating innovative digital content. She loves to travel and spekas multiple Indian languages.
Ms. Shyanjali Datta
Aaroogya Research and Public Health Fellow
Product Development, Social media marketer and Content creator
BOARD AND ADVISORY COUNCIL
Prof. Dr Pramod Kumarjulka
Oncologist, Padma Shri Awardee (2013), Honorary Member Of American
Society Of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).
Ex-Dean Academics Of AIIMS, Dept.Of Radiotherapy, Oncology. Director-Max
Institute Of Cancer Care. Dr. P.K.Julka Has A Rich Career-Spanning Decades,
Dedicated To Research And Treatment Of Cancer.
Mr.Richard D. Dasher
Director, US-Asia Technology Management Center, Stanford University
Active as a member of institutional advisory boards and committees in Canada, Japan, Thailand, and U.S., as a mentor and advisor to start-up companies, incubators, and VC firms, and as a management consultant for U.S. and Asian/Japanese companies at executive levels. Seeking opportunities to have a positive impact on the growth of Pacific Rim business relationships.
Specialties: International business, start-up company growth, business incubation, university-industry cooperation, S&T policy, Japan and Asia
Martine Peetermans Bolsens - Executive Director, Amici Lovanienses Inc.
“I believe that we are all connected to each other, and that we all hold a moral and human responsibility to each other. I believe education is the most powerful tool in empowering communities to break through the constraints that are holding them back, allowing individuals to envision a new future in which each has the opportunity to thrive in a dignified life. I believe in giving back and reaching out, and that there is richness in diversity. I am an advocate, a bridge-builder and a connector. I belong to a global network of passionate agents of change and feel privileged to be a link in the chain of positive global transformation.
Whether in my role as Executive Director or as advocate for any of the social impact ventures I am affiliated with, connecting at the vision/value level with the people involved is where I prefer to lay the foundation for a mutually beneficial and collaborative effort.”
Linda Alepin - President at AAUW Tucson Branch, Ldrshp Author & Facilitator, former F200 executive, retired Executive Professor
Retiring corporate executive with experience in turnarounds and new ventures. Particularly looking for organizations where my talents can help create a culture of innovation which fuels business.
Recipient of the 2013 American Association of University Women Eleanor Roosevelt award for my work globally with women leaders in developing countries.
Jeff Chow -Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley“
“For me, retirement planning means more than providing my clients with investment advice. It means helping them maintain the financial independence they’ve worked their whole lives to achieve.
Asset Management, Planning for Special Needs Individuals, Socially Responsible Investing, 401(k) Rollovers, Endowments and Foundations, Life Insurance, Wealth Management, Investment Policy, Statement Plans, Philanthropic Services, 529 Plans, Annuities, Estate Planning Strategies, Long Term, Care Insurance, Municipal Bonds, Cash Management, LGBT Planning Services, Stock Options, Exchange Traded Funds, Executive Financial Services, Insurance Services, Lending Solutions, Financial Planning, Fixed Income, Qualified Plans, Qualified Retirement Plans, Certificates of Deposit, Professional Portfolio Management and Retirement Planning
Mr.Ronald Van Het Hof: Managing Director at Women on Wings
A driven retailer with a wide experience in all areas of retail: from product development, purchasing, sales, logistics, store concepts, financial results-oriented guidance upto developing a multi-channel strategy in which optimal customer contact and service is at the top.
Dr. Ruchi Dana: MD, Forbes NexGen Leader 2017, 2018, 2019 Stanford MBA, Stanford PMP
She is responsible for the Dana Group's strategy throughout the GCC and Arab world region.
Dr. Ruchi has also worked with Golden Seeds, a women focused Angel Network in New York and New Silk Route Growth Capital, a PE firm in Dubai, she has mainly focused on healthcare related investments. Dr. Ruchi is a serial entrepreneur and has co-founded three businesses: Jugaad, an on-demand last mile logistics provider in the UAE, PikAVenture, a crowd funding accelerator platform for South-East Asia and One Big Family, an app for the elderly. Ruchi mentors startups/founders and also volunteers her time for Medecins Sans Frontieres, TiE and AIF (American India Foundation).
Mr. David Imada: Business Development Director, Edgewood Advisors and President, Wowzilla, Inc ILLC Business Development, accelerate client growth, working Goto Market, Strategy, Fundraising.
Specialities: to identify new business opportunities in the USA and Globally; negotiate Master Distribution Agreements, SWLicenses, Professional Service, IP licenses, and perform due diligence for mergers and acquisitions.
Dr. Sovan Sarkar: Birmingham Fellow at University of Birmingham, UK.
Former Fellow at Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge, UK.
Former award winning Research Scientist at Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.
His work created important insight on TOR independent autophagy and has led to discovery of many candidate drugs of potential biomedical relevance.These findings have been published in over 30 peer-reviewed international journals, including twice Nature Chemical Biology, generated number of patents, and have attracted press releases from the Wellcome Trust UK, including coverages in Nature Reviews Drug Discovery, Science Signaling, Cambridge University and Channel 4 news highlighting cells could eat brain disorders'.
Mr. Prakash Kumar:
Worked for Care International UK, Worked for SEl-UNICEF for the promotion of ecological sanitation in India based at UNICEF, Delhi. Previously worked as water and environmental sanitation (WES) consultant for Plan International based at China.
Ritesh Sachania is a seasoned IT Healthcare Consultant based in London and his main aim is to provide professional IT services for healthcare organizations, enabling physicians to optimize workflow and improve patient care. He has 15+ years of core experience in the field of Healthcare IT and has an excellent career record in deploying and managing healthcare applications such as PACS/RIS/VR/ Breast Cancer Screening IT Systems & HIMS for various prestigious hospitals for various Institutions across the UK and Europe.
He is an active member of British Computer Society UK and has been a Professional Member with MBCS status since the year 2008, and a member of PARCA (The PACS Administrators Registry and Certification Association USA).
Ms. Mary Reisel: Applied Anthropology, Research Design, Socio-cultural Analysis.
An applied anthropologist based in Tokyo since 2000, specializing in digital anthropology and cyber psychology, ethnographic research, neuromarketing and virtual design, and executive training for global corporations. Working with advanced research and academic centers, her goal is to develop and provide digital strategies, business projects,and state-of-the-art tech novelty in the Japanese and Asian markets.
Mr. Dhruv Bhushan:
Founder at Supplecent and Habbit. Angel Investor for BharatPe and Qbera. Entrepreneurship, Health, Fitness, Wellness, Leadership, Business, Advisory, Youth Affairs, Law, Politics, Public Speaking. Limca Book of Records, India Book of Records,TechCrunch top startups in India, Inc Magazine fast growing startups, Bloomberg TV top young entrepreneurs in India, World Merit/ Your Big Year top youth leaders in the world, India Today top startups to watch out for, JP Morgan Investment Banking Champion.