Founder of Swasti Health Catalyst

Shiv Kumar is the Founding Director of The Catalyst Group, a social enterprise that converges community capacities, market efficiencies, reach and government partnership to design sustainable solutions to poverty. With 26 years of dedicated work to institution building and social impact, in India and globally, Shiv lives the maxim ‘Act with urgency, be patient with outcomes’. He founded Swasti Health Catalyst, a pioneering organisation in public health, in 2004. Over the past 15 years, Swasti has reached more than 4 million urban and rural poor with health impact solutions, supported 87 community organisations on the path to sustainability, and helped partners, across 23 countries, succeed by raising 54 billion in resources and through solution designing. Shiv has raised 10 billion in the hands of the communities. He is today spearheading a system innovation effort, Invest for Wellness, to change the way healthcare is envisioned and delivered in India at scale, with a clear focus on reaching the unreached.

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