Piyush Tewari

2010 Young Laureate, Science & Health
India, Born 1980

piyushtewari@savelifefoundation.org

Help at last for India’s Good Samaritans

June 23, 2016

India has the highest number of road fatalities in the world, but, thanks to Rolex Young Laureate Piyush Tewari, accident victims now have a much greater chance of receiving care at the scene – and surviving. Four years of innovative and dedicated advocacy by Rolex Young...

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Good Samaritan campaign gathers strength

June 19, 2013

A national campaign, led by Young Laureate Piyush Tewari’s SaveLIFE Foundation (SLF), to persuade the Indian government to pass laws to protect people who help victims of road accidents, is gathering strength, with some of India’s most prominent newspapers taking up the cause. On average 15...

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Saving lives on India’s roads

December 20, 2012

Even the briefest of journeys along its traffic-congested roads makes clear why India has the world’s highest number of road deaths. Drivers rarely wear seatbelts or respect road rules, and drink-driving is common. In a country with a shortage of ambulances and healthcare staff, getting injured in...

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U.S. Filmmakers Producing SaveLife Documentary

September 30, 2011

In June, a team of film-makers from Denver, Colorado in the U.S., flew to Delhi to shoot a feature-length documentary on Piyush Tewari and the SaveLife Foundation. The film, The Golden Hour, follows Tewari and his team for three weeks as they work to reduce roadside fatalities...

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SaveLife Honours Police Officers in Delhi

July 25, 2011

The SaveLife Foundation recently recognized the efforts of 41 Delhi police officers for their courage, skill and speed in responding to life-threatening road accidents. According to Satbir Singh, an accident victim who attended the ceremony: "The immediate help changed my perception of police personnel as they saved...

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Piyush Tewari Takes Up Full-time Post as CEO of SaveLife

June 20, 2011

Thanks to the success of the SaveLife programme, as of June 1, Piyush has left his job at a private equity firm to become full-time CEO for the foundation. Piyush will now be able to devote all his working hours to help SaveLife implement a new response...

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Piyush Tewari Visits Harvard Medical School

May 27, 2011

In addition to partnering with local Indian hospitals, Piyush Tewari has been working to enhance SaveLife by visiting leading medical facilities around the world. He recently spent two weeks with specialists from Harvard Medical School and the Boston EMS to learn management of emergency medical response, an...

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Delhi Police Embrace SaveLife Initiative

April 27, 2011

In a huge step forward for Piyush Tewari's SaveLife Foundation, the Delhi police force has asked all stations to support the SaveLife initiative throughout the city. Stations will start by identifying 50 public volunteers from each of Delhi’s 160 patrol areas. The SaveLife Foundation was set up...

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SLF Offers Enhancements to Volunteer Training Programme

September 29, 2010

To provide better assistance to the victims of road accidents, SLF is enhancing the volunteer training programme, adding two more life-saving skills. From November 2010, volunteers will be trained on crowd control and victim’s safe extraction from their vehicle. SLF has been pursuing ways to make better...

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