Dr. Edmond Fernandes, Founder, CHD Group – a public health organization holding UNECOSOC special consultative status has been awarded the Healthcare 40 under 40 award by Businessworld. A robust jury chaired by Dr. Velumani, Creator, Thyrocare and other members selected the awardees after a stringent process.
Dr. Edmond Fernandes has been a front-line healthcare hero who worked tirelessly leading CHD Group into multiple public health initiatives since the March 2020 lockdown going to the fields and engaging with communities in providing various forms of public health interventions engaged in public service and community safety. Over 50,000 farmers and a total of over 4, 26,000 people have been impacted in a meaningful way thanks to the intervention of CHD Group working along with donors.
Additionally, CHD Group has also been promoting Mission ICU to support India’s critical infrastructure and has now installed over 100 ICU beds across 10 District Hospitals of India.
CHD Group since its inception in 2014 has impacted over 1 million lives across the country through direct community impact and continues to champion multi-pronged public healthcare in many last mile places of the country.
This year, CHD Group has also rolled out the Edward & Cynthia Institute of Public Health and formally provides free skill development training to rural poor students and helps them gain livelihood for their families. Hundreds of rural poor boys and girls are going through life transforming opportunities thanks to the interventions from CHD Group. The work carried out by CHD Group for community development and public service has been appreciated from all the corners of the Government, United Nations and across many countries.