Welcome to iKure

iKure is an award-winning, tech-savvy, rapidly-growing, revenue-positive social enterprise that meets the primary health care and prevention needs through a unique combination of health outreach initiative, skills development, and technology intervention. The venture is poised to rapidly scale beyond its curative model, looking to the future of disease prevention and wellness for 840 million people in rural India. iKure’s healthcare model has acquired extensive support and recognitions from across the world for being innovative, technologically advanced and sustainable.
iKure is catering to primary healthcare across rural, semi urban & urban population .

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iKure has emerged as a leading public healthcare system leveraging disruptive technology innovations, scalable model and partnership ecosystem to build integrated continuum of care at the grassroots. Our model has been extensively adopted in the global context with focus on bringing sustained impact in health

Founder & CEO
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"iKure"...an apparently small name, has created a paradigm change in the arena of social entrepreneurship on the foundation of three cardinal prongs of " Healthcare "..." Technology "..and " CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)...within a short period of entering operations..by means of exemplary inputs and

Sr. Medical Adviser & Medical Director

Our Blog

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What Causes High Prevalence of Anemia in Rural Hinterland- A case study to assess the gap

Sep 13, 2019
Parswati Das

Anemia is most prevalent in low-resource settings, where it goes undetected until becomes severe. Despite implementation of several initiatives by the Government, India has made only 13 per cent progress in eradicating anemia (Global Nutrition Report, 2017).1 Periodic screening and early diagn

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iKure Celebrates National Nutrition Week

Sep 06, 2019
Dr. Lalmohan Banerjee

National Nutritional Week ( the first week of September) concept was created by the Govt. Of India in 1982 to emphasize,educate and create awareness among people on the importance of eating/drinking the right kind of nutrients and the impact it has on the health of a person. The word ‘Nutriti

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Why celebrate World Senior Citizen Day?

Aug 21, 2019
Dr. Lalmohan Banerjee

iKure’s purpose of celebrating world senior citizen day is to raise awareness and support the health conditions of older people. 21st August is regarded as World Senior Citizen Day. Anyone beyond 60 years of age is a Senior Citizen by convention.We cannot help but lamenting that we cannot boast

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5 facts to know on World Mosquito Day !

Aug 19, 2019
Dr. Lalmohan Banerjee

On World Mosquito Day, iKure shares 5 important facts to curb the outspread of the menace. 1. This day is observed every year on the August 20th , to commemorate the discovery of the female Anopheles mosquito as the notorious vector for the transmission of Malaria,through the Plasmodium parasite

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How much does a Pair of Eye Glasses Costs for People at the Last Mile?

Aug 05, 2019
Dr. Tirumala Santra Mandal

Vision impairment due to lack of access to eye glasses has been identified as one of the largest unaddressed disabilities in the world. There are many remote villages, where getting a pair of eye glasses is a distant dream for many. With a pair of glasses costing pittance, 550 million people in Indi

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iKure introduces non-Invasive Hb tests for last mile community

Jul 31, 2019
Dr. Tirumala Santra Mandal

On a Tuesday afternoon, Shivani while returning from her field, noticed a banner in a primary school about a health awareness campaign for mothers and children. She found few of her friends waiting there too. Shivani enquired about it and came to know that the campaign was providing diagnostic tests

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WHO advice on screen time for children under five?

Jul 17, 2019
Dr. Lalmohan Banerjee

1.      That for children under one-year… sedentary screen time (such as watching TV or videos, playing computer games) is not recommended and that when sedentary, engaging in reading and storytelling with a caregiver is encouraged. 2.       That children under two years of age should h

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Meshing of Big Data, AI And ML in Cardiac Care Continuum

May 03, 2019
Parswati Das

Introduction: Every year 2.1 million patients die due to heart ailments in India. We have just 1 Cardiac Specialist for every 3 lakh patients. Although secondary and tertiary health care providers are engaged doing ECGs and several other vital collections to analyze heart health conditions, but non

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Sleep

May 02, 2019
Dr. Lalmohan Banerjee

Sleep is a periodical “switch off” from the immediate and remote surroundings…without any shut off of the body and brain…..a time for cellular rejuvenation and metabolic ‘house cleaning’…processing information acquired during wakefulness and a complex mechanism of warding off many illn

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iKure’s effective technology integration to address public health data challenges

May 01, 2019
Dr. Tirumala Santra Mandal

“It is not because countries are poor that they cannot afford good health information; it is because they are poor that they cannot afford to be without it.” – Health Metrics Network, World Health Organization Introduction Health data is of paramount importance for public health policies, p

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Malaria

Apr 25, 2019
Dr. Lalmohan Banerjee

Malaria is a dreaded disease since primitive times and time immemorial. There is no statistics on how many lives has been lost since the dawn of civilization, from this preventable malady…this far. It is a vector borne disease caused by the parasite Plasmodium species transmitted by the ubiq

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SMOKING

Mar 26, 2019
Dr. Lalmohan Banerjee

Smoking is a commonly abused potential to inhale tobacco/ items of substance abuse in the form of smoke through the upper naso-pharyngo-laryngeal passage. The list of substance(s) which could be taken in this manner is quite huge today... a few being... tobacco and a gamut of items under the heading

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Health Screening

Feb 15, 2019
Dr. Lalmohan Banerjee

Due to our lives getting complex with the passage of time, this topic assumes an enormous dimension, for the upkeep of a healthy society. ''Health Screening" is the need of the hour for every member of a progressive nation, helping build a sound future of a country. 'Health Screening' is almost a

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ELEMENTARY ASPECTS OF HYGIENE AND TIPS ON HEALTHY SOUND EATING HABITS – DO’S AND DON’TS

Nov 14, 2018
Dr. Lalmohan Banerjee

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‘Chest Pain’-Golden Rules & some urgent tips for general public

Nov 14, 2018
Dr. Lalmohan Banerjee

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The Main Types of Vaccines

Oct 30, 2018
Dr. Lalmohan Banerjee

Adapted from: National Network for Immunization Information) Copyright 2000, and the National Immunization Program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The safety and effectiveness of a vaccine depends on how it is made and what it contains. There are four main ways to develop v

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iKure reducing status of anemia by increasing knowledge and healthcare practices

Oct 29, 2018
Parswati Das

In India, anemia is identified as a serious health issue where half of the country’s women of reproductive age are anemic. Despite the fact Government of India has implemented several initiatives for eradicating anemia, only 13 per cent improved women cases have been registered as per Global Nut

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Integrated approach to healthcare

Oct 29, 2018
Dr. Tirumala Santra Mandal

Illness never sees how rich or poor you are or neither judge you being affluent or dissolute, but when it hits, it hits equally hard to all of us- helpless, clueless and money less! In India, where the healthcare is being the most neglected for decades, and accessibility, affordability and quali

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Prevention and Management of Non-Communicable Disease in low-income community

Oct 28, 2018
Parswati Das

Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) are leading cause of premature mortality. According to Indian State-Level Disease Burden Initiative report, disease burden of India has shifted from Communicable, maternal, neonatal, and nutritional diseases (CMNNDS) to non- communicable diseases over the period of 19

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Diet Plan for good health and keeping a check on weight gain

Oct 24, 2018
Dr. Lalmohan Banerjee

Things NOT to consume 1. All Fried Stuff...KFC / McDonald’s / Deep Fried Items etc. 2. All soft drinks...such as Colas / Fruit Juices and fizzy drinks 3. Mutton of bigger animals... Beef/goat/pork/steaks/non b veg burgers/salami etc. 4. Frequent Fried Rice products... Biryani / Fried R

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DIABETES MELLITUS

Sep 28, 2018
Dr. Lalmohan Banerjee

What is Diabetes Mellitus? Diabetes is a condition in which an abnormality in the metabolism results in high glucose level in the blood due to defective insulin production, secretion or utilization. Classic Symptoms Increased thirst Excessive urination Fatigue Delayed recovery fr

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CHWs-Newfrontier to drive innovations in rural healthcare delivery

Aug 21, 2018
Dr. Tirumala Santra Mandal

The need: Jayashree,is a Community Health Worker(CHWs) in her village called Hubli, in Karnataka. One day,while she visited a woman named Pushpa in her first trimester,she looked quite unwell. On enquiring Pushpa was found to suffer from Epilepsy. Her family also revealed, she has been prescribed wi

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Taking on anemia by readdressing antenatal care in Karnataka

Jul 04, 2018
Dr. Tirumala Santra Mandal

Key words: Anemia, Antenatal Care, Data analysis, cloud computing, MMR and IMR   Context: The Burden of anemia in India is a major public health issue. More than 50% women and 20% children suffer from anemia and a leading cause of 40% maternal deaths in the country. In the state of Karnat

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Health Corner- Myths versus Facts

Jul 04, 2018
Dr. Lalmohan Banerjee

Preface: I was given a rather daunting task by one of my acquaintances to put down some tips on good health for general information to my fellow crowd and beyond to humanity at large. Naturally it was difficult to decide where to start from, since the target readers may be from all strata and commun

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Awards And Recognitions

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IIM Ahmedabad ”Coffee Table Book”

December 2018

CIIE IIM Ahmedabad celebrated ten years of fostering innovation driven entrepreneurship by assembling a Coffee Table book. It has been our privilege and joy that iKure is part of this prestigious compilation of top inspiring entrepreneurs. The book has been diligently designed & curated with great pictures & content. Thank you CIIE for considering us as a part of your Journey!

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MIT SOLVE Finalist

September 2018

iKure CEO, Sujay Santra had the opportunity to be part of a global platform MIT SOLVE as a finalist & present iKure to a global audience. On September 23, a group of 60 promising social entrepreneurs from around the globe convened in New York City at Solve Challenge Finals. The event brought together the Solve community with a diverse group of innovators. It was a huge opportunity to learn & an opportunity to present our works on a Global platform.

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CEMS BLOCK SEMINAR

August 2018

iKure CEO, Sujay Santra got an opportunity to deliver a talk at the CEMS Block Seminar at the prestigious IIM Calcutta. CEMS (previously known as Community of European Management School) is a globally reputed alliance of 31 leading business schools and over 73 odd multinationals. A lecture was given to a group of International MBA students on the topic "Innovations and entrepreneurship to drive the emerging rural economies" and how iKure is playing a key role in it.

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JOSH TALKS, Jadavpur, University, Kolkata

June 2018

Sujay Santra in Josh Talks shares his experiences with the high spirited, enthusiastic engineering students of Jadavpur about his entrepreneurial venture, key learning, challenges and achievements. His talk has crossed more than 13K views in just 10 days.

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Innovations In Healthcare (IIH)

June 2018

iKure got the opportunity to be in the IIH Summit and meet the Health Innovators from across the globe, leading Pharma companies who are willing to collaborate with us, device companies, potential investors & collaborators.

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WSIS FORUM, Geneva

March 2018

Sujay Santra invited as a speaker at WSIS Forum, Geneva. The WSIS Forum is the World`s largest annual multi-stakeholder summit dedicated to ICTs as a force for good. The forum was organized by International Telecommunication Union (ITU), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in collaboration with other United Nations (UN) agencies.

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100 MOST IMPACTFUL HEALTHCARE LEADERS

February 2018

Sri. Sujay Santra selected in ‘100 most impactful healthcare leaders’ by World Health & Wellness Congress. It is considered as one of the largest rendezvous of Healthcare Leaders & sees participation from more than 25 countries. The programme is intensely researched by a team of leaders who has an in-depth knowledge of the subject and believes in contributing to the profession.

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Global Sourcing Council’s 3S Award

May 2017

iKure wins Global Sourcing Council’s 2017 3s Award, powered by UN, New York. 3S Award recognizes enterprises that leverage technology innovation in order to create social and environmental impact. iKure has won the first position in the category of ‘Innovation via Technology’.

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The Good Samaritan Award

July 2016

iKure wins NDTV’s first ever Unicorn Award-2016in the category of ‘Good Samaritan Award’ for its path breaking, disruptive innovation in rural health care.

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South Asia mBillionth Award

July 2016

iKure wins South Asia mBillionth Award for developing an interactive maternal and child health care assessment tool that are used by iKure’s CHWs in last mile community to detect pregnancy complications in particular (anemia and preeclampsia)and screen children between the age of (12-24) months for early symptoms and patterns concerning for developmental delays which are referred to specialists for further management.

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ASHOKA FELLOWSHIP

November 2015

Sujay Santra, Founder & CEO of iKure conferred with ASHOKA FELLOWSHIP- global changemaker of the world. Ashoka Fellows are the leading social entrepreneurs who are recognized for their innovative solutions to social problems and the potential to change patterns across society. The award was presented by Sri. Pranab Mukherjee, former president of India.

Our Journey Down The Lane

  • Establishment and Evolution of the iKure

    Establishment and Evolution of the iKure

    Amidst the backdrop of limited possibilities for the rural population to get needed health care, iKure was incepted in 19 April, 2010. iKure entered the health care market as a for-profit social enterprise with incubation support from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur along with Webel Venture Fund, an..Read More

  • Development of Wireless Health Incident Monitoring Service (WHIMS)

    Development of Wireless Health Incident Monitoring Service (WHIMS)

    As setting up health centres was not enough for efficient operation, iKure developed cloud based patent pending software called Wireless Health Incident Monitoring System (WHIMS) which ran on low internet bandwidths. The Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) has defined flows and processes with multilevel secured credentials and highest level of data encryption. WHIMS..Read More

  • Recruitment and deployment of Community health workers

    Recruitment and deployment of Community health workers

    iKure’s health workers represent a strategic solution by seamlessly connecting the rural community with healthcare system across distances.Our efforts begin through skillful training of core group of locals belonging to the rural community. We provide short term training course to facilitate basic healthcare education. Recruiting potential applicants from the community,..Read More

  • Ecosystem Partnership Network

    Ecosystem Partnership Network

    1.iKure growth relies on a Business-to-Business (B2B) model, establishing effective and strategic partnership with key stakeholders, while creating whole ecosystem in services areas to provide accessible and affordable health care and preventive services. At ground level, iKure ties up with the local NGOs, which helps iKure to build trust with..Read More

  • Annuity Based Digital Health Cards

    Annuity Based Digital Health Cards

    Our spirit of bringing disruption in healthcare is also extended to building sustainable solutions in rural health. With the introduction of iKure Digital Health Cards(iDHC), we offer services at great quality and reduced costs enabling social inclusion of the poor in a sustainable way. The iDHC are available with a..Read More

  • Global research collaboration

    Global research collaboration

    NEXT-lab, a new capstone course at MIT Sloan, brought together a diverse team of Executive MBA students in partnership with iKure to develop recommendations for concrete actions iKure could take to scale its operations and realize its vision of becoming the technology-driven leader in preemptive and preventive health and wellness..Read More

  • Heading Offshore

    Heading Offshore

    iKure extends its foothold in Vietnam through Medical alliance HM Group to focus on connecting patients with the right doctors through apps that can be accessed in remote areas. iKure leveraging Wireless Health Incident Monitoring Systems-WHIMS will aim to improve access to health information, reduce redundancy in diagnostics, patient’s health..Read More