Portea pilots empowerment training for female and male nursing attendants
Established in 2013, Portea is a leading health care provider in India. Portea serves more than one million patients through a home-based care model. Most of Portea’s services, which span elder care, physiotherapy, post natal mother and child care and more, are delivered by low-income male and female nursing attendants (NAs) and nurses. Portea has almost 4,000 employees with women representing about 52% of the workforce, especially at lower levels.
About the Gender Equality Mainstreaming (GEM) Pilot
Under the USAID Asia and Middle East Economic Growth Best Practices Project, MEDA partnered with local investment funds and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to evaluate and upgrade gender equality within business operations by mainstreaming gender across environment, social and governance (ESG) standards commonly applied in the investment industry.