CEO & Founder
Dr Aakash Ganju is a healthcare entrepreneur and the founder of Saathealth, a digital platform committed to helping communities building healthier childhoods for children. In this role, Aakash has led the design, deployment and partnerships that have led to over 60,000 downloads of the Saathealth app within 4 months of launch.
Previously, Aakash co-founded Avegen, a mission driven healthcare company that uses technology to design human centered experiences for patients. Trained in medicine and management, he has earlier led large research teams at Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson and developed mobile health solutions for underserved populations in India and Africa. For the last 10 years, he has led multi-partner consortia to develop and deploy sustainable health technology solutions serving patients in the HIV and women’s health domains. In earlier roles, Aakash worked with the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action to launch a large scale maternal messaging program in India. He was also part of the Founding team that launched Together, a digital platform that uses feedback from mothers to drive improvements in providers’ quality of care indicators.
Aakash is a keen student of emerging mobile trends in India (particularly in urban underserved segments) and their implications for scaled digital health solutions. He is also the author of “A Glass Half-Full”, a recently published book on healthcare innovation in India. Aakash is passionate about the role of collaboration, technology, human centricity and win-win solutions to build healthcare experiences of the future.
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