Focus Area: Training and Capacity Building of Health Workers
Solution: Capacity Building and Promotion of Micro-Entrepreneurship under Healthcare
Geography: PAN India, with special focus on Maharashtra
Skill Treeis strengthening primary healthcare delivery by providing skill-building support to individuals from weaker and marginalized sections of the society, including tribal youth and women willing to take up entrepreneurship and wage-linked opportunities at various telemedicine centers. Through its short-term courses targeted towards developing phlebotomists, diet assistants, and telehealth service coordinators, supported by job placement at a local hospital/diagnostic chain, Skill Tree will address the shortage of health workers in rural areas and contribute to health system strengthening.
Taking capacity building a step further, Skill Tree is also harnessing entrepreneurship skills of trained youth by enabling them to start their own telehealth centers or door-to-door diagnostic service model through facilitating loan access to government schemes such as MUDRA, Prime Minister Employment Generation Program (PMEGP), and Chief Minister Employment Generation Program (CMEGP).