Girls Health Champions

CUSTOM CHALLENGE; INDIA

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PROVEN INTERVENTION TO BE DISTRIBUTED

Improving health outcomes by distributing a health education program. 

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DISTRIBUTION MODEL INNOVATION

Girls Health Champions cultivates a network of youth health educators (Champions) in Mumbai, India who lead the health education process in their schools and communities. We use an innovative, evidence-based peer education model that leverages the voices, talent, and leadership of adolescent girls themselves. Our approach provides girls with the knowledge, dialogue, support, and prevention strategies they need to navigate their health needs during adolescence and the pivotal transition to adulthood.

 

PILOT AND SCALING GOALS

  • Educate 5,000 adolescents during pilot

  • Train 625 peer educators during pilot

 

FOUNDING TEAM

Ricky Sharma - Co-Founder

Priya Shankar - Co-Founder