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Creating a positive and lasting impact

With the combined power of Microsoft + Nuance and Health Within Reach (NGO), learn how our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program in India helped to mobilize the Polyclinic and Dental Van that provides accessibility and affordability to healthcare services across rural Indian communities

The Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) mission of our Nuance India team is to create a positive and lasting impact on the world around us, both internally and externally. We are committed to making a difference in our local communities and beyond by providing access to education, sustainability, and healthcare initiatives. On March 23, 2023, we took a step to accomplish this by supporting the public healthcare sector and launching Mobile Polyclinic and Dental Van for underserved communities. The van was launched at the Nuance, Pune Office, in the presence of the Nuance India team along with the execution partners (doctors and staff of the foundation).

The launch was kicked off with a brief introduction of the initiative and of the Health Within Reach Foundation by Dr. Mudassar Shaikh (Chief Medical Officer) and Mahesh Arsul (Chief Technical Officer) from the foundation. Next up, Tanuka, a Senior Director and People Business Partner from Nuance spoke about the importance of quality healthcare and the need to provide it to those who don’t have access.

The Mobile Polyclinic and Dental Van is fitted with a wide range of modern equipment, including a full-service dental office, x-ray machine, portable dental chair, ECG machine, and more. This unique setup allows the clinic to provide a variety of preventive care, primary care, basic lab services, specialized services like USG/Opthalmology/Mammography/etc, mental health, telemedicine with talented consultants, and dental services (including cleanings, check-ups, fillings, crowns, and even root canals) to those in need. The Mobile Polyclinic and Dental Van is designed to bring much-needed quality health care to communities that may not have access to it otherwise.

This revolutionary initiative is the result of a collaboration between Microsoft + Nuance and Health Within Reach (NGO), our execution partner. Health Within Reach is a non-profit organization, striving to bring quality healthcare within reach for the underprivileged. The foundation is recalibrating the conventional mobile health van model into tech-enabled Mobile Healthcare Polyclinics with MBBS doctors and/or dentists onboard with telemedicine infrastructure. These Polyclinics serve as virtual hospitals where onsite medical teams are able to technologically collaborate with specialists in cities around the country.

This initiative was executed by a cross-functional, cross-geography team – an excellent demonstration of teamwork and collaboration. Employees from global Nuance leadership teams, India leadership teams, HR, finance, business operations, R&D, and our Places department were involved in executing this initiative successfully.

At our core, we believe that our CSR initiative is about making a difference in the lives of those around us and amplifying our ability to help others. We look forward to continuing our work in this area and giving back to the communities in which we live and work.