November 2023- Koita Foundation was delighted to organise a session with Zarina Screwvala, Founder of the Swades Foundation, and Mangesh Wange, CEO of the Swades Foundation, on driving community participation for sustainable impact, sharing their journey, challenges and successes. The session offered valuable insights with cross-sector applicability. The event was attended by 20 of our NGO leaders who participated in this enriching discussion.
November 2023- Four PhD scholars of Koita Centre for Digital Health (KCDH) Ambuj K Upadhyay, Keerthana Vinod Kumar, Shayantan Banerjee, and Surja Racha were honored with the prestigious Prime Minister Research Fellowship (PMRF) in recognition of their outstanding dedication to groundbreaking research in the dynamic field of digital health at KCDH. The Prime Minister's Research Fellows (PMRF) Scheme has a very rigorous selection process, and the fellowship is designed for improving the quality of research in various higher educational institutions in the country.
November 2023- The 3rd Indian Cancer Congress (ICC) was organized in Mumbai from 2nd to 5th November, 2023. Dr Nikesh Shah, CEO- Koita Centre for Digital Oncology (KCDO), part of the National Cancer Grid (NCG), moderated the session titled “Providing Clinical Decision Support: Unleashing the power of healthcare data”. KCDO also organized a showcase of the six NCG empaneled Oncology EMRs at ICC which was well received by the participants. In addition, Professor Kshitij Jadhav and Professor Amit Sethi, representing Koita Centre for Digital Health (KCDH) at IIT Bombay, presented their work on Medical Data Efficient Machine Learning and Enabling Precision Oncology using Digital Pathology, respectively.
November 2023- Koita Foundation is delighted to support NHA on the development and roll out of the ABDM WhatsApp Chatbot. The ABDM WhatsApp Chatbot will serve as a valuable resource for doctors, hospitals and labs understand ABDM and how to get started on their digital health and ABDM journey.
Scan the QR code to start WhatsApp conversation or just send a ‘Namaste’ or ‘Hi’ to 99683 14477.
October 2023- The Philanthropist magazine showcases Rekha Koita and Rizwan Koita's philanthropic work at the Koita Foundation, emphasizing their role in digitalizing NGOs. The article covers their philanthropic philosophy, tech-driven transformation vision, resilience, future goals, and the Koita Foundation's strategy for successful NGO collaboration.
September 2023- Koita Foundation is delighted to share that National Accreditation Board of Hospitals & Healthcare (NABH) released the NABH 1st Digital health Standards for Hospitals in India on 17th Sep 2023 in New Delhi in the presence of an august audience – Mr Jaxay Shah - Chairman of QCI, Dr. R. P. Singh – Secretary General QCI, Dr. Mahesh Verma – Chairman NABH, Dr Atul Kochar- CEO NABH, senior healthcare professionals and government officials. The release of this standards at the NABH Patient Safety Conference 2023 was apt as the standards will positively impact the healthcare and patient safety in a significant way. The standards have been aligned with the NABH Healthcare Standards which are adopted by over 18,000 hospitals and health facilities across the country. The standards have also incorporated the ABDM requirements and will thus given an impetus to ABDM adoption. Koita Foundation has supported NABH in the development of these standards over the past 2 years.
Koita Foundation and NABH also signed an MOU to collaborate on Digital Health initiatives. Under the MOU, Koita Foundation will support NABH in the national roll-out of the Digital Health Standards, contribute to NABH’s capacity building & training in Digital Health for healthcare professionals and also support the digital transformation NABH.
August 2023- Koita Foundation in collaboration with Navgurukul, Vidya Bhavan Society and Bajaj Finserv has initiated a 15-month journey to empower 100 young girls from 14 districts of Rajasthan with coding skills. These skills will open doors to careers in software engineering, analytics and beyond for many girls who are the first-generational learners in their families.
July 2023– Rekha & Rizwan Koita were privileged to be invited to the Rashtrapati Bhavan by the Honourable President of India, Smt. Droupadi Murmu, for a round table discussion on higher education and philanthropy. The event was organized by the Ministry of Education and was graced by the Honourable Union Ministry of Education Shri Dharmendra Pradhan.
Government Press Release, click here
June 2023– India Development Review (IDR) recently published Rekha Koita's article on enhancing tech capacity based on her learnings from partnering with non-profits on their digital transformation journeys. This article sheds light on this crucial topic and will contribute to the sector's growth and effectiveness.
May 2023– The National Cancer Grid (NCG) and the Koita Centre for Digital Oncology (KCDO) supports 300+ NCG hospitals in adopting digital tools to enhance cancer care. NCG-KCDO core team along with oncology and healthcare technology experts have developed a comprehensive set of requirements for EMRs to meet the specialized needs of cancer care - NCG EMR requirements (NER). NCG-KCDO believes that NER will provide a critical foundation capability enabling standardization and integration with other solutions addressing the cancer care continuum. The NER 2.0 incorporates industry feedback and was published on 28th of March 2023. Additional feedback and suggestions can be sent to email@example.com.
To review / download NER 2.0 document, click here
April 2023– Koita Foundation is pleased to announce the inauguration of our office at One Lodha Place, Lower Parel, Mumbai. Our new facility will enable us to better serve our Digital Health and NGO partners and support their growth initiatives.
April 2023– Koita Foundation and Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS), Nashik, signed an MOU to develop a Digital Health Foundational Course (DHFC) for medical students and practicing physicians. The MOU was signed in the presence of the Vice Chancellor of MUHS, Lt. General Dr. Madhuri Kanitkar (retired). MUHS has jurisdiction over all 400+ medical colleges across Maharashtra covering over a 100,000 students. MUHS is also responsible for continuing medical education (CME) for all doctors in Maharashtra. The DHFC initiative will enable MUHS and Maharashtra to play a leading role in driving Digital Health capacity building for healthcare professionals in India.
April 2023– Indian Institute of Technology Bombay inaugurated the Koita Centre for Digital Health (KCDH) facility on 17th April 2023. KCDH facility was inaugurated by Vice Chancellor of Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS), Lt. General Dr. Madhuri Kanitkar (retired).
With its mission of revolutionising healthcare in India, KCDH organized a symposium on "Catalysing Digital Health Revolution in India" to bring together thought leaders and researchers in Digital Health from the government, academia, industry and startup community. Dr. Rajesh Gokhale, Secretary Department of Biotechnology, Government of India was the Chief Guest for the event - attended by over 250 professionals across India.
April 2023– NABH releases the draft 1st edition of Digital Health Accreditation Standards. The NABH Digital Health standards will help guide hospitals, healthcare technology companies, and healthcare insurance companies, and enable them to create a consistent digital roadmap across India.
March 2023– NCG will support the empaneled EMR vendors to enhance their products to meet cancer specific requirements. In addition, NCG will promote the empaneled EMR vendors across the 300 NCG affiliated hospitals across India.
Please click here for the Request For Empanelment along with the NCG EMR requirements.
Last date of Submission: 21st April 2023.
For any queries, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
March 2023– Koita Foundation supports Accelerating Indian Philanthropy (AIP), a peer network set up by philanthropists to drive philanthropy in India. We were delighted to participate in the round table discussion organized by AIP with Bill Gates (Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) on his philanthropy vision and learnings.
March 2023– Rizwan Koita spoke at the Dasra Philanthropy Week on "Philanthropy in India: Future of Giving for a Billion Thriving." The session focused on giving behaviors across multiple cohorts – corporate CSR, family foundations and retail givers – and identifying key success factors. Bain & Company also released their India Philanthropy Report 2023.
January 2023- Koita Center for Digital Oncology (KCDO) and National Cancer Grid (NCG) organised a successful Industry Consultation at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai. The event was attended by over 100 industry experts from the digital health space and oncology. KCDO envisions helping 300+ NCG member centres leverage Digital Health technologies to meaningfully improve cancer care in India.
January 2023- The Koita Center for Digital Oncology (KCDO) reached an important milestone in its Digital Health journey – the signing of MOU between National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare (NABH) and the National Cancer Grid (NCG) for the active cooperation and collaboration on digital health initiatives to bring a paradigm shift in cancer care in the country.
December 2022- Rizwan Koita was invited as a keynote speaker at "Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi - Industry Day 2022" on Emerging Opportunities in Digital Health.
November 2022- The National Disease Modelling Consortium (NDMC), established in 2022 focuses on developing India-specific disease models. Its goal is to provide comprehensive disease burden estimates and assess the impact of various treatment strategies, including vaccination. Koita Centre for Digital Health is housed at IIT Bombay, renowned for its excellence and recognized as an Institution of Eminence. The Centre was established to further academic and research endeavours in Digital Health and has thus been entrusted with being the nodal body for the disease modelling consortium.
For more detailed information, please visit NDMC's website, click here
November 2022- Rekha Koita was invited as a panelist for the panel "Data Science: Catalyst for transformational change" along with Rukmini Banerji and Swapnil Shekhar moderated by Neera Nundy. This panel discussion was focused on understanding the power of data in creating transformational change at the ecosystem level by engaging diverse players who support NGOs and are the key drivers for sustainable development.
November 2022- Rizwan Koita's article is published in the Quality Connect Newsletter of NABH. The article outlines opportunities for Digital Health in India and the important role that NABH can play in accelerating its adoption.
October 2022- Rizwan Koita speaks at the #FICCIHEAL2022 event (Healthcare Transformation: Driving India’s Economic Growth) held in New Delhi on Oct 12, 2022, on the Cost Quality Conundrum in Healthcare.
September 2022- Rekha Koita was recognized by the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay as part of its "Gen Zero Women Initiative" for her social and philanthropic contributions, along with 29 other distinguished women alumni of IIT Bombay.
September 2022- Rizwan Koita was invited as a speaker at the Arogya Manthan 2022 on Adoption of Digital Health in India and the importance of aligning all stakeholders organized by the National Health Authority (NHA).
In the video, min. 14-23 are Rizwan Koita’s remarks.
August 2022- Koita Centre for Digital Oncology (KCDO) covered by some of the renowned media publications.
August 2022- National Cancer Grid (NCG) establishes a new centre for digital oncology with support from Koita Foundation. The Koita Centre for Digital Oncology (KCDO) will support NCG and its network of 270 cancer hospitals in defining their digital health roadmap, sharing best practices and driving key digital initiatives in cancer care.
July 2022- Rizwan Koita was a speaker at Spark 2022 - We-ACE annual Gender Diversity Leadership Conclave on 15th July 2022 to discuss about gender diversity leadership and lots more simple solutions for a more balanced world.
June 2022- National Health Authority (NHA) and Koita Centre for Digital Health (KCDH) organized the second phase of the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission orientation workshop for Joint Directors/Directors from different states and union territories across India.
May 2022- Vipla Foundation has signed an MOU with the Department of Women and Child Development (DWCD) on 13th May 2022 for documenting and reporting the rescue of trafficking girls in Maharashtra. Koita Foundation is excited to support the Vipla Foundation in developing a system for the DWCD.
May 2022- Koita Foundation signed an MoU with National Health Authority (NHA) on May 5th,2022 to collaborate in the areas of capacity building, content development and dissemination of information on the health sector.
Koita Foundation is excited to support the National Health Authority (NHA) and its vision of driving digital health in India, including the ABDM Platform - an initiative of significant national importance.
May 2022- Koita Foundation has helped the Foundation for Mother and Child Health (FMCH) to build a digital platform for their field officers for increasing their efficiency, consistency and accountability, thus building the overall capacity of the organization.
Rekha Koita’s article on digital interventions to help address malnutrition in India is featured in Hindustan Times on 12th May, 2022. It covers the work done by Koita Foundation in Mother and child health space.
March 2022- Rizwan Koita was a keynote speaker at the NATHEALTH - Healthcare Federation of India Annual Summit 2022 on March 28-29,2022. Rizwan shared his thoughts on how CSR / Philanthropy can help drive healthcare innovation in India. It is a very relevant topic, given India's focus on digital health transformation over the next 5 years.
Here is the recording of the full day's session. Rizwan’s remarks start at 27.00 mins.
March 2022- Workshop with leaders from various not for profit organizations on pathways for technology integration into current programs to scale and enhance impact.
September 2021- Rizwan Koita was invited as a speaker in National Health Authority (NHA) event - Arogya Manthan 3.0 to address on International approach towards Digital Transformation of Healthcare: A comparative study.
India is embarking on a very exciting journey in Digital Health, driven by the vision of NHA and the NDHM framework. Koita Foundation looks forward to supporting and contributing to this effort.
Min 42-50 are Rizwan Koita’s opening remarks.
August 2021- Rekha Koita reflects on strategic investments in technology by NGOs as a tool to bring societal change.
Rekha Koita was a part of the Charcha 2021 on Disrupt Philantrophy by Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy (CSIP) and The/Nudge Foundation. In this panel discussion, Rekha speaks about how technology implementation has become imperative for NGOs to scale and enhance impact. The discussion, along with the other panelists brings out several interesting factors around the strategic impact of technology and the power of data in the sector.
June 2021- Rekha and Rizwan Koita have donated Rs 25 crore for setting up of the 'Koita Centre for Digital Health' (KCDH)
June 2021- KCDH to focus on building world class academic programs and conducting research in digital health.
March 2021- Microsoft describes how Magic Bus has benefitted with greater data insights for their programs through implementation of Power BI dashboards for its pan India operations.
March 2019- Panel discussion with KF partner NGOs on the role of technology in program enhancement and scaling.