Know Us

Our journey so far

Our Vision
We envision a world of healthy people.

Our Mission
Our mission is to empower people and communities, particularly poor and marginalised, to make the right choices to lead healthy lives.

Swasti (Wellbeing in Sanskrit) is a global public health organisation committed to adding 100 million ‘wellthy days’ for Vulnerable Communities.  Our mission is to upgrade the discourse from health to wellbeing and bring the missing pieces in wellbeing together (social, behavioural, management and technology) around the technical/medical aspects, with a strong focus on Health Systems Strengthening for equity and Community systems strengthening. Swasti is a registered not for profit organisation and part of the Catalyst Group of institutions, having worked across 25 countries in South Asia, South East Asia and parts of East Africa.

In 2002, Catalyst Management Services (CMS) set up a not-for-profit organisation, Catalyst Development Initiatives (CDI), to incubate ideas in development. Swasti was one such idea. Over the next two years, CDI provided institutional framework and guidance to grow Swasti until it could operate independently. Swasti was registered as a not-for-profit society on 15 May 2004.

Over the years, our work has fuelled impact by promoting healthcare access thereby contributing to poverty alleviation, directly reaching over 400,000 people through our various initiatives. We have supported governments, donors and development partners to design solutions in public health.

A new beginning

Swasti is the Health Catalyst that Strives for 100 million ‘well’thy days for Vulnerable Communities.

Health inequity affects vulnerable communities disparately across the World. Its persistent nature makes it the World’s most challenging development problem

We at Swasti believe people must be at the centre of health systems for it to effectively work for the poor.

To add “well” thy days to the lives of the World’s poor by 2030, our Glocal multi-disciplinary team co-designs demonstrable and scalable solution models in partnership with communities on the ground and influences policies nationally and internationally.

We Care. Innovate. Demonstrate and Transform to a time when Wellness Becomes “Real” For Vulnerable Communities


Hear from our clients, partners and stakeholders.
In the world of complacent and self-righteous sector of development, organizations like Swasti Health Catalyst provide a reliable address of quality, clarity, commitment, accountability and professionalism.

Hari Krishna Nibanupudi
Action Area Team Leader-DRR, Water and Hazards International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, Nepal.

When Walmart and its Foundation were looking for an organization to work with factories in India, we wanted to work with a group that could empower women and help factory management create an enabling environment where development could be sustained.  The (Swasti Health Catalyst) team has been proactive, pragmatic, solutions-focused, skilled, innovative, thoughtful, understanding of human dynamics and relationships, humble, kind, inclusive, collaborative, and focused.

Rajan Kamalanathan
Vice President of Ethical Sourcing, Walmart Stores, Inc.

Swasti Health Catalyst has become one of the most technically proficient organisations working in the field of health and social development. In India and abroad, Swasti Health Catalyst has made significant contributions to the quality of implementation by providing much needed technical support and assistance. With experience at the grass root and also at the global level, Swasti Health Catalyst has been a contributor to India’s National AIDS Control Programme.

Aradhana Johri IAS
IAS Additional Secretary, Department of AIDS Control, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India.

To me, research and practice are two wings on which knowledge takes flight. I have had the opportunity to work with several organizations. Very few bring the combination of deep commitment to making an impact at a practical level and yet being genuinely interested in finding out what works and what does not. This is what makes the Swasti Health Catalyst team special.

Dr.Partha Krishnamurthy,
PhD, Professor of Marketing, Director, Institute for Health Care Marketing,
C. T. Bauer College of Business, University of Houston.