Aparna Hegde

Maternal health innovator
Aparna Hegde founded ARMMAN, an organization leveraging technology to improve the health of women and children in India.

Why you should listen

TED Fellow Aparna Hegde is a urogynecologist, researcher and the founder of ARMMAN, a nonprofit that's leveraging mobile technology to empower, inform and serve more than 24 million Indian women and children who are plagued by gaps in health care infrastructure, along with training 187,000 health workers. Hegde is an associate professor of urogynecology and the founder of the forthcoming Department of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery at Cama Hospital, Mumbai, one of the first university based tertiary Centers of Excellence in the field in India. She has also done pioneering research in 2D/3D pelvic floor USG and is the recipient of a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant.

Aparna Hegde’s TED talk