To instill the spirit of seva in doctors and the medical fraternity. To provide a structured platform for medical and non-medical professionals, to volunteer their time and skills, and strengthen the healthcare system.
Build a global network of medical and non-medical volunteers. Provide meaningful volunteering opportunities in the health space. Create models within the healthcare ecosystem that will demonstrate and showcase the effects of an organized network.
Aarogya Seva offers a range of micro volunteering opportunities which empower you to build a robust and healthy system in rural areas most in need of health services.
Partnering with Aarogya Seva means your good work is continued by other volunteers in our network, ensure a continuous and sustainable service that helps the community thrive.
The immense flexibility that our programs provide allows you to volunteer at a time and location of your choosing. If there's a cause or country that's close to your heart, we will help you get there.
You are never alone with Aarogya Seva, and you only need to take on as much responsibility as you are comfortable with. Our team of volunteers are happy to work hand-in-hand with you and shoulder your responsibilities.
Seva – a Sanskrit word that means ‘selfless service’ is the inherent human quality that moves us to empathize with others. When I was studying to be a doctor, I had the opportunity to serve in the rehabilitation efforts of the 2004 Tsunami. Working in the wake of its incredible destruction, I knew then that my calling was to do seva. It did not matter where or how, or what I got in return, seva became my goal.
For ten years now, this personal commitment to seva has been made possible through a host of national and international organizations. The decade-long journey has led me to work with a sea of diverse people and places. I wish to express my gratitude to family, friends, various communities for giving me the opportunity to serve and all the organisations I have worked with, for having faith in me, and allowing me to incubate my ideas.
A new phase begins!
Journeys grow exciting with every turn, and the road to seva is no different. Armed with all the experiences I have assimilated and lessons I have learnt, it is time to take things to the next level and I am thrilled to announce the beginning of this new organization: The DoctorsForSeva Aarogya Foundation.
There’s no time like now…
This new chapter will work to involve more people in our efforts in a structured and holistic manner. Partnerships and collaborations, volunteerism and de-commodification of the healthcare system are central to our modus operandi. Governments, international agencies and charitable foundations are paying greater attention to the physical and mental wellbeing of their citizens. There is also increasing awareness of good health and its critical connection to economic development and people’s happiness. So now, more so than ever, Aarogya Seva has a large and pivotal role to play.
Together, we can!
There is a synergy in collaborative efforts that amplifies everything we do for those in need. Volunteerism, in various ways, will be the key driver to achieving our end objective – de-commodification of the healthcare system so every individual has access to quality health and healthcare.
We choose to work completely impartially, meaning all our choices are based on the needs of the patient and in the spirit of seva and volunteerism – a principle which is enshrined in ancient Indian traditions, international humanitarian law and medical ethics. Commitment and dedication from passionate volunteers, both medical and non–medical, will be the key to the success of this new organization. If it weren’t for the immense support of the volunteer family, scripting our success stories will be impossible. I hope you will be inspired to support Aarogya Seva and join us in our common mission of providing health for all and making Aarogya Seva a global movement that is driven by the spirit of seva!
Founder-CEO of ARTH, MS in General Surgery, PhD in Ayurveda & alumnus IIM-B
Founder VGKK and Karuna Trust, Social worker and tribal rights activist & Recipient of Right Livelihood Award
Chairman and Founder, Narayana Heath, he is on a mission to provide the lowest-cost, highest-quality healthcare in the world.
Professor of Medicine and Dean, Bangalore Veterinary College instrumental in developing and modernizing the Veterinary Clinical Medicine Department.
Academic Mentor and Advisor Engineering Affairs
A professor at Syracuse University, where he has been teaching since 1988, recently serving as EECS Department Chair and ECS Interim Dean.
Academic Mentor Medical Affairs
A U.S. Board Certified Family Physician and HIV/AIDS specialist & faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh
Mentor - Open Innovation and 3D printing
An inspiring public speaker and research scientist who found e-NABLE & the Enable Community Foundation.
Founder and Director
AarogyaSevak, Public Health Enabler, Connected Humanitarian, Affordable MedTech Catalyst, Integrative Medicine Practitioner, Motivational Speaker
Corporate Social Responsibility and Development Guru
A physician by academia, with specialisation in radiology and masters in healthcare administration.
An Intern at BMCRI Ilhaam has been actively volunteering with us for over two years now.
Chief Sevak - Technology Projects
BE & MS, IISC Bangalore. 30+ years of multi-national R&D, Product Development, International Business, and Leadership Experience.
Resident Artist & Creative Lead
In-house Artists and Designer - Art for Aarogya Initiative and Lead - Aravani Art Project
Volunteer Liaison North America.
Toby Lamp is a Registered Nurse from Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA. Having worked as an ER Trauma Tech, Medical Support Assistant and LPN, Toby has over 4 years of hands on experience.
Central New York Regional Coordiator
An engineer from JSS Academy of Technical Education, Bangalore with a Master's degree in Engineering Management from Syracuse University, NY
Social Media, Communication and Outreach Sevak
Former Senior Sub-Editor, The New Indian Express
Project Assistant - Gift of Hand
Achuth Desai has completed his ITI in fitter trade and is pursuing his diploma in mechanical engineering.
Intern - CSR Liaison
Teaching fellow with Teach For India, Pune.
She joined Aarogya Seva as an intern to hone her skills and understand the context of CSR better.
Primarily involved in the education vertical of the development sector, Mayuri strongly believes that a quality education can eradicate the disparity that exists in the world today. To her, every new place she travels to and every person she meets has a story to tell and a lesson to impart.
Intern - Gift of Hand
Angela is a final year medical student at the Federal Flunimense University College of Medicine in Brazil.
Intern - Mental Health Initiative
An ECFMG certified foreign medical graduate who is pursuing career in
Intern - Social Media and Communication
Master of Social Work - Christ Univeristy
Intern - Social media and Communication
A dentist pursuing her masters in Social Work
Chief Technology Sevak
A PhD in applied physics at University of Twente, the Netherlands (2006) and B. Tech (Chemical Engineering) from IIT-Delhi (2002).
Managing Sevak – Bangalore
He was associated full time with AarogyaSeva since its inception. He currently Volunteers at the AarogyaSeva Cleveland Chapter.
Communication and Arts Sevak
Minakshi Singh is a practicing artist and has acquired a Masters in Art and Media Practice, from the University of Westminster, London, in September, 2011.
Social media, communication and outreach Fellow
Wendy Chan joined us as part of the January 2016 IDEX fellowship. The IDEX Global Fellows program is a 6 month curriculum.