The Deloitte Health Equity Institute


The Deloitte Health Equity Institute - India

Advancing health equity by translating our purpose into action

The Deloitte Health Equity Institute – India was established to share our most impactful learnings, extend the efforts of others, and meaningfully contribute to broader health equity issues.

Our purpose

Health equity is more than equitable access to care. We define health equity as the ability to fulfil our human potential in all aspects of health and well-being. Achieving health equity requires leaders to deliberately design and build systems that advance health equity as an outcome. Succeeding will require us to identify the root causes of health inequities, amplify community needs and perspectives, and strengthen local ecosystems through a sustained commitment in the pursuit of equity. Deloitte recognises that there are multiple axes of inequalities such as gender, income, and caste that shape health inequities in the country and believes that social inclusion is essential in addressing such inequities.

Deloitte has established the Deloitte Health Equity Institute - India as a dedicated capability, focussed on achieving greater equity in health outcomes in the country. The institute is dedicated to convening and amplifying crisis response through three initial commitments, with more to come in the days ahead.

Our commitment to addressing health equity

As the challenges of COVID-19 continued to highlight significant health disparities, Deloitte mobilised our efforts to drive progress with cross-sector partners. We also recognised the need to do more to make a meaningful impact in the long term, aligned with our overall efforts. With this realisation, the Deloitte Health Equity Institute - India was established, along with three focus areas.


Activating health equity

Our work, to-date, has underscored greater opportunities to activate broader initiatives, including the following:

  • Responding to historic inequity and current acute crises with the financial support of non-profit organisations working to address immediate COVID-19–related disparities for equitable health outcomes
  • Strengthening public health care systems by building sustainable models of change and grassroot engagement of local ecosystems
  • Working with key stakeholders in the ecosystem to drive change and build resilience by fostering change through research and knowledge development

Explore stories of collaboration, action, and success across the health ecosystem.

About us

If you’d like to talk more about health equity topics and issues, or learn how we can help you work toward better health outcomes, contact us to set up a conversation.

Charu Sehgal, Partner and Life Science and Health Care Industry Leader

Charu leads the Deloitte India life sciences and health care industry as well as the Health Equity Institute for the country. She has 30 years of experience in consulting with extensive focus across public and private health. She has worked with central and state governments as well as international donors on health care sector reforms. She has worked across the healthcare eco-system including on health systems improvements as well as healthcare financing. She has also advised and worked with all the major providers, pharma and medical device players in India.
Charu has been a member of Pharma and Healthcare committees in several industry associations such as CII, AIMA, NATHEALTH, ASSOCHAM and AMCHAM

Get in touch

Charu Sehgal
Partner and Life Science and Health Care Industry Leader

The health equity institute consists of a deeply committed and passionate team

Knowledge too important not to share

Explore some of our health equity-focused playbooks, including COVID-19-specific interventions already shown to have meaningful impact in helping to improve COVID-19 response.

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