Praava in the Press

Founder Institute Bangladesh launches 4th cohort in Dhaka

The Founder Institute, the world’s largest pre-seed accelerator, on Sunday launched its fourth cohort in Bangladesh through a virtual ceremony on communications platform Zoom. The cohort was inaugurated by State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak, according to a press release. “We are ready to bet on the best founders in the country and provide…

What is post-Covid syndrome and things to keep in mind after recovery

Post-viral syndromes have been associated with numerous viruses in the past, but until this pandemic, they were considered relatively rare. In the case of COVID-19, researchers are unsure whether people with extended symptoms are simply facing a long recovery or whether their illness will come to resemble something like chronic fatigue syndrome, a complex illness…

Why November is Men’s Health Awareness Month – & Why It’s Important!

Throughout the world, women live longer than men, and this gap varies tremendously in less developed countries. According to the CIA World Factbook, in Bangladesh, the average life expectancy for women is 76.5 years and 72 years for men – a four and a half year gap. When it comes to their health, many men…

HMi meets… Sylvana Sinha

The founder of Praava Health talks about healthcare in Bangladesh, how she has worked with the government and fundraising during a pandemic. Praava Health is one of the most exciting healthcare companies in the world. Founded only six years ago, it is now the largest private healthcare group in Bangladesh. Originally a network of family health centres…

Sylvana Sinha: Leading the Fastest Growing Healthcare Brand in a Fast-Growing Economy

Ladderworks is a publishing platform of diverse stories with the mission to inspire kids and youth around the world to become empathetic entrepreneurs. This series features interviews with founders working on SDG 3 – Good Health & Wellbeing by a character named Spiffy. Health is on a lot of our minds these days, so let’s see…

Flu season: All you need to know to stay safe

Flu season is right around the corner and this year we are facing it amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. The flu may not be seen as the same kind of threat as Covid-19, but for some it can be just as deadly. Up to 650,000 people around the world succumb to flu every year. Preventing the…

When your goal is impact, you may have to build from scratch

Sinha speaking to a group of healthcare professionals and policymakers Sinha speaking to a group of healthcare professionals and policymakers.Sylvana Q. Sinha, founder, and CEO of Praava Health spent over a decade in international law and development pursuing her long-time intent to do work that leveraged her American education to make an impact in the…