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Saving Lives through better emergency care

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Saving Lives through better emergency care

Piyush Tewari is the Founder & CEO of SaveLife Foundation, an independent non-profit, non-government organisation committed to improving road safety and emergency care across India.

Piyush built a highly successful career as a director and general manager of a private equity firm. After his 17-year-old cousin died following a road accident, Piyush investigated the reason for his death and found that it was the length of time it took to provide basic life support. This incident led Tewari to launch the SaveLife Foundation, an organization that tackles the problem of deaths and serious injuries on Indian roads by focusing on the most likely candidate for life-saving action: the bystander.

SaveLIFE Foundation has created and implements path-breaking on-ground interventions under two broad areas of road safety and emergency care: Accident Prevention and Post -Accident Response. The Policy Advocacy arm of SaveLIFE Foundation focuses on bringing policy change in these two areas. The foundation, in partnership with hospitals and a medical science institute, has already provided training sessions in basic life support to over 2,000 police officers, as well as 500 ordinary citizens.

SaveLife is evolving working models for how to engage the different stakeholders in win-win situations, understand the real behaviours and solutions to bystander training and mobilization, and advocate for the kind of legal or regulatory changes that are not just desired but will be well received and enforced by stakeholders.

Piyush is advocating for a strong national road safety law for India and currently expanding SaveLIFE's award-winning model of emergency care.

Piyush has been awarded the Ashoka Fellowship, the Echoing Green Fellowship and the prestigious Rolex Award for Enterprise for his work in the area of road safety and trauma care.

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