The initiative is a project of the Aga Khan Development Network

The close relationship between poverty and health has been recognised in the Bhore Committee Report and the Alma Ata declaration that investment in poverty elimination is essential for improving health which in turn would contribute to productivity and economic growth. Investment in healthcare is also seen as a form of transfer of resources to the underprivileged and therefore a form of poverty reduction. India also has one of the highest out-of-pocket expenses in the world when it comes to meeting health expenses as the public health system has several gaps. The SDMC polyclinic is the public health facility that caters to the >10000 population of Nizamuddin, the large floating population and since its strengthening, the catchment has increased to almost 15 kilometres.

One of the biggest reasons for incurring debt is healthcare which often pushes people into poverty.

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