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Date: May 24, 2022, 5:30 to 7:00 pm IST/ 8:00 to 9:30 am ET

Register here to join the Talk.

Live Stream the Talk on YouTube.

The webinar is a joint Lancet Citizens’ Commission on Reimagining India’s Health System event with Population Foundation of India (PFI) and ARTPARK (AI & Robotics Technology Park) at Indian Institute of Science (IISc). The launch of the National Digital Health Mission in 2017 was an important milestone for India. Now called the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM), its aim is “to develop the backbone necessary to support the integrated digital health infrastructure of the country. It will bridge the existing gap amongst different stakeholders of the healthcare ecosystem through digital highways.” The panelists will focus on understanding ABDM, its mission, components and plans as well as the challenges in operationalizing it. The webinar provides a unique opportunity to learn from, and interact directly with, leaders involved in shaping critical digital infrastructure and related policy framework for healthcare. As a Citizens’ Commission, we invite the public to participate in the discussion, provide input and engage with the panelists.

Keynote Speaker

  • Kiran Anandampillai, Advisor to the National Health Authority (NHA)



  • Kiran Anandampillai, Advisor to the National Health Authority (NHA)
  • Sharad Sharma, Co-Founder, iSPIRT Foundation
  • Sharad Iyengar, Chief Executive, Action Research and Training for Health (ARTH)



  • Vijay Chandru, Professor, Indian Institute of Science


The Lancet Citizens’ Commission on Reimagining India’s Health System is an ambitious, cross-sectoral endeavor that aims to lay out a citizens’ roadmap to achieving universal health coverage for the people of India. Our new webinar series is intended to serve as a platform for public health discourse in India, and a means for academics, practitioners and the public to engage on substantive and timely issues regarding universal health coverage in India.

Population Foundation of India is a fifty-year-old Indian non-profit organisation working towards the effective formulation and implementation of gender-sensitive health strategies and policies.

ARTPARK (AI & Robotics Technology Park) at Indian Institute of Science is a non-profit foundation that promotes technology innovations in AI & Robotics.