29th January 2020
HealthSetGo founder and CEO Priya
Prakash has won the Global Citizen Cisco Youth Leadership Award for 2019 for
her school health program that aims at providing 360 degree healthcare support
to children at the school.
The prestigious award honors an
individual aged 18 – 30 who is bringing about a positive change in the world by
solving some of its biggest global challenges. The award includes a US $250,000
prize paid to the individual’s organization to which the individual
contributes, to further their mission of accelerating global problem solving.
The Cisco Youth Leadership Award
for 2019 was given to Prakash by Cisco Executive Vice President and Chief
People Officer Fran Katsoudas, in December of 2019 at the Royal Albert Hall,
London. The prestigious finalist group, which Prakash was a part of, included
four other individuals who are each working continuously to shape the world
like never before. Prakash’s HealthSetGo is a healthcare organization that
supports the UN’s global sustainable development goals and is dedicated to
improving the health and lives of children.
From 6th grade through college, she suffered weight-related bullying that eventually had a devastating impact on her emotional wellbeing and mental health. She finally decided to take charge of her life, and adopted a healthy lifestyle that not only led her into maintaining a healthy weight, and gaining self confidence, but also becoming a state-level weightlifter. Having brought about a positive change in her life, she now wanted to help others in leading a healthy life.
Speaking on the occasion Priya
said, “Today, I encourage all schools to take steps to ensure that they are
fostering a health promoting environment. Let’s give every child a chance of a
With a vision to empower parents,
doctors, schools, and governments, Prakash founded HealthSetGo – a company that
uses digital technology to make data-driven decisions to improve the health and
lives of children. The company creates a ‘digital health report card’ with the
help of artificial intelligence & data analytics that provides complete
information about a child’s health aged 2 – 17 which helps in finding the
diseases or other issues he or she might have. During health examination,
doctors record the information in real time on HealthSetGo’s proprietary app and
make it instantly shareable, thereby providing a single place for medical
records to be stored.
HealthSetGo has also introduced
‘HealthSetGo CAREBox’, which contain health curriculums for specific age groups
that help teachers in teaching children about hygiene and sanitation, physical
health, mental well-being, and food and nutrition in a fun way with the help of
activities. The aim of the CAREBox is to drive behavioral change in habit
formation and enable kids to make healthy seeking choices.
Under her leadership, the
organization, in a span of 4 years has become India’s largest healthcare organization
for schools which currently operates in over 77+ cities across the country,
impacting 250,000 students and parents. Prakash has decided to use the prize
money provided by Cisco to expand access to healthcare services, and ensure
that they reach those who need health support the most to continue
creating a sustainable intervention.
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