About Us

We Are Health Travellers Worldwide

Accredited by NABH (National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers), we are a trusted health advisory firm that helps critically ill patients seeking quality healthcare services abroad.

Our Founder, with his vision of providing exceptional patient services and his extensive involvement with leading healthcare institutions globally, has endeavoured to fill the gaps and challenges faced by patients from commencement to the end of their treatment.

Over the years we have built the highest levels of trust and confidence with our patients and partners alike – The Ministries of Health & Defence in Middle East, Asia and Africa, International Insurance Companies, Corporates and International NGOs as they continue to rely on us as their preferred health advisory.

Having cumulatively handled over 7000 complex and critical cases so far, our highly dedicated team of professionals comprises of doctors, care givers, Patient Happiness Managers who will offer you their expert advice based on your specific needs.

At present our care provider network is focused on India and UAE, but as we move forward, we will be connecting with leading healthcare destinations worldwide.

Our Focus Areas

Mission
To encourage a transparent collaborative approach for better awareness, knowledge & experience for health travellers, in order for them to make more informed decisions and for us to make a positive impact on individuals, families & the society.
Vision
To be the most trusted & ethical advisory services firm in the health travel industry.
Values
We endeavour to nurture an environment of compassion, harbouring safety and support for our patients; and are committed to abide by high standards of ethical practice and trustworthiness.
Philosophy

Let’s get you better.

Our belief and philosophy transpires from our logo which signifies a compass, having taken inspiration from The Star of Bethlehem and the al-Asturlab navigational instrument used in ancient times for seeking directions. Anyone seeking medical help can rely on us to provide guidance and directions to the best suited healthcare institutions and doctors worldwide. Because we value every life and it is with this deeply rooted philosophy, we are here to do all that we can to get you better.

Leadership

As an honest well-wisher and thought leader, Health Travellers Worldwide regularly invites keynote speakers from around the globe to discuss issues and challenges that cross-border healthcare and medical travel industry is facing.

We have organized several high profile international conferences, including the recently concluded:

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The Core Team

Mohammed Zakariah Ahmed

Founder & Chief Mentor

With in-depth knowledge of international markets for Patient Acquisition and an intricate understanding of cultural sensitivities and customs, Mr. Zakariah is an independent health advisor with 19+ years of experience in Hospital Marketing and building brands internationally.

I believe that quite often, patients do not get access to what is best for them, and the reason isn’t necessarily the cost. It is the lack of unbiased and case-centric advice, reliable knowledge and timely information about treatment options that keep patients from taking informed decisions. It is our mission to help each and every prospect gain the highest quality of care, satisfaction, and exceptional patient experience.

A Dental Surgeon with a Master’s degree in Hospital Management, Dr. Subha has over 15 years of experience in healthcare, having worked with leading hospitals in Operations, along with Health Insurance Data Management with a top health insurance TPA in India. Her expertise also encompasses the health travel space and healthcare IT, including hospital information management systems. She is currently based out of Bengaluru.

With over 10 years of experience in handing every aspect of operations for International Patients and Customer Service, Ms. Kavitha is an Expert in International Patient Services. In her previous role as Head of International Operations for Gleneagles Global Hospital Group’s Chennai Unit, she has handled international patients with a 15 member strong team supporting her. Bringing the skill sets of Business Development and International Patient Operations, her network comprises of Ministries of Health, prominently in the MENA Region. She is currently the Director at Medicord Patient Management Services.

A Six Sigma Green Belt Healthcare Professional with over 7 years of experience with the focus on Patient Management, P& L Management, Healthcare Operations and Business Development, Mr. Neeraj leads the initiative for the Surgeries Abroad Program for Health Travellers Worldwide, while handling the Finance and Operations for our office in Chennai. Over the years he has built a reputation of trust and sincerity among his peers. In his past assignment he was Operations Head of 12 units of Dialysis Centres of B. Braun Medical (India) Pvt. Ltd. He was also the Centre Head for Pune Region in Davita, India.

A Dental Surgeon by qualification with an M.B.A in Health Administration from DAVV University, Dr. Rajal brings over 4 years of experience in Health Care Management, having worked as part of the International Patient Care Services team for Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai, handling queries, business development for SAARC countries and account handling for Ministries of Health. She currently takes care of queries at Health Travellers Worldwide and also handles in-house digital marketing and content writing for various campaigns. She has recently led the NABH Accreditation exercise.

With most of her family members involved in healthcare, Ms. Lun has grown up hearing stories of patients from close quarters, and has always wanted to serve patients with compassion and empathy. She recently joined Health Travellers Worldwide as a Patient Happiness Executive – Operations. Her Bachelor’s Degree in Hospital Management and her Post Graduation specialization in Hospital Administration, make her ideal for the role of handling Queries and Portal Management.

Having grown up seeing his father treating needy patients in Unani – an Indian System of Medicine, Waseem is well versed with Unani Medicines. His experience of working in his father’s pharmacy made him the perfect fit when we were looking for a translator who could relate to patients. Waseem has undergone the HTW Training Module of handling patients and is currently based in Mumbai. He takes care of all our patients from the MENA region, who feel comfortable communicating in Arabic. He is a graduate of Darul Uloom Deoband and has completed a Diploma in English Language and Literature.

The Advisory Board

Bringing 40+ years of experience working in leadership roles with HOSMAC India, Fortis Healthcare, Wockhardt and Woodlands Hospitals to name a few, Ms. Sumedha’s expertise includes Start Ups Commissioning, Operations, Accreditation, Business Development in Healthcare Industry. She is a recipient of the prestigious Bharat Nirman Award for Administration & Sharvashree Award in Management. She has a Bachelors Degree from Lady Shree Ram College with Post Graduate Advance Diploma in Hospital Administration and Quality Auditor from Institute of Quality Engineering (Ministry of IT).

Why Us?

We are an NABH accredited, independent health advisory firm, providing unbiased advice to patients, with over 19 years of experience in the industry. We do not represent any particular hospital, but work independently to provide a prospective patient with personalized advice & support and maintain strict confidentiality.

Our highly committed team of qualified professionals assist you at every step. This reflects in the numerous awards that we have won over the years. Our pioneering online health portal, the first of its kind in the industry, allows you to access all information in one place.

As passionate thought leaders in the industry, we are constantly pushing the boundaries on innovation to make your road to recovery smoother. Our patented Patient Guidance Compass (PGCTM) program is a robust and stringent framework to select only the best doctors and hospitals for specific treatments.

A chance to lead a healthy life is everyone’s right. Hence, we at HTW are eternal optimists. We are open to taking up the even most critical medical cases in order to give the patient a fighting chance. We are here to provide hope, through the best treatment options available with our partners.

Honest and unbiased health advice is our mission and we make no compromises in offering the best and most transparent pricing to all our customers. We also have tie-ups with various logistics partners with negotiated rates which results in saving costs for the patients.

We are very sensitive to the fact that every patient has different needs. That is the reason we provide 100% personalized and customized service by assigning Patient Happiness Manager and translator to all our patients at no extra cost.

Milestones So Far

Patient Stories

Our Partners

Hospital Partners
Logistics Partners
Other Partners