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Washington: A sustained commitment to healthcare for Dr. Azim, Uphealth Inc.International CEO

July 16, 2021

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In his ongoing efforts to make Healhcare available to millions of people around the world, Dr. Sabahat S. Azim, Founder and CEO of Glocal Healthcare Systems, held a colorful reception on Friday June 25, 2021, at The Willard Intercontinental Hotel in Washington.


The evening emceed by Raissa Girondin, journalist and Co-Founder of GMedia, was an opportunity for the Indian native to share his personal story and discussed the challenges the world faces as millions lack access to basic healthcare.


Speaking to an audience that included US government officials, Ambassadors and stakholders involved in public policy matters, Dr. Azim spoke with emotion about his late  father who was killed by “an unnecessary surgery” in India years ago, a tragic situation that affected him deeply to the point he decided to do something. To that end, he went on to explain the agenda being pursued by his organization to address the critical issue of preventive medicine aimed at making it accessible, affordable and accountable. .


Using Cutting-edge technology and and optimized processes, Glocal Healthcare Systems has successfully been established and is currently operating in many countries around the world including a dozen in Africa.


Other  speakers at this event include Dr. Chirinjeev Kathuria, Co-Chairman and Co-Founder, UpHealth Inc. Richa Azim, Chief Budgets & Monitoring, Glocal Healthcare Systems, Dr. Al Gatmaitan, Chief Operating Officer, UpHealth Inc., Mariya Pylypiv, Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, UpHealth Inc. and Dr. Azfar Malik, President, Behavioral Health, UpHealth Inc.


The evening provided an engaging, interactive event during which guests enjoyed drink, food and each others’ company as the nation makes progress in vaccination to square off the COVID-19 pandemic that has long kept people on home confinement.

Glocal Healthcare is a part of UpHealth Inc. a company that was recently listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). According to speakers, its “sophisticated services platform empowers healthcare providers, health systems and payers to manage care for people with complex medical,
behavioral and social needs”, improving dramatically patient access to primary care.


In 2020, Hellolyf CX, the organization’s digital clinic model, emerged as the public choice at the United Nations Health Innovation Exchange for achieving the sustainable development goals adopted by world leaders in September 2015

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