The Antara Foundation
Public health delivery at scale
India’s rural COVID epidemic needs urgent support. Over the coming months, Antara Foundation's COVID-response will cover 40,000 frontline workers and health staff, serving more than 10 million people in 6,500 villages across the state of Madhya Pradesh. We will provide essential supplies, train frontline health workers and communities on COVID prevention and vaccination, and create awareness.
TED talk by our Founder-Director
Ashok Alexander started Antara Foundation, drawing on his experience of leading the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's Avahan, the world's largest HIV prevention program. The founding belief is that solutions to public health problems are well known. The missing ingredient in public health delivery is scale.
Our programs have been sponsored by Aditya Birla Group, Bajaj Auto, the Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), the H. T. Parekh Foundation, Tata Trusts, and The India Nutrition Initiative (TINI). Our sponsors have been active partners, offering their expertise and guidance.
We are a young, diverse and entrepreneurial group
We are actively mentored by eminent leaders
We are grateful for the opportunity to serve
We actively solicit feedback and are driven by it
We have dirt under our fingernails
We apply business thinking to social problems
We do serious work
We do not take ourselves too seriously
We are The Antara Foundation