Healthcare SGBs are making huge strides to reduce maternal and child mortality, increase access to emergency health services, reduce the occurrence and effects of chronic and acute diseases, and more.
Ethiopia - Saving Lives and Winning Minds
Kibret Abebe Tuffa is the founder and owner of Tebita Ambulance Pre-Hospital Emergency Medical Service, a social enterprise that developed the first private ambulance service in Ethiopia. Tebita Ambulance is providing high quality, lower-cost ambulance services in Ethiopia, and has even opened up Ethiopia’s first emergency and paramedical training centre. Learn more >
Microclinic Technologies specializes in health care management and health systems development, focusing on improving affordable, quality care to the most rural parts of Kenya. For young mothers, especially, this kind of care becomes a matter of life and death for themselves and their children. Microclinic Technologies uses ZiDi, a tablet-based software program, to look at data and create a management system that will help the clinic make good decisions, and help pharmacies keep better inventories to reduce the shortage of essential medicines and prevent people from turning to illicit sources for these medicines.
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Mexico - fighting cancer with better technology
Cervical cancer is the third most common cancer among women and the second most frequent cause of cancer-related deaths for women worldwide. Onko Solutions has developed technology to detect this kind of cancer in a less expensive and more accurate way, to reach more women in poor and rural parts of Mexico. Learn more >
When Javier Lozano's mother was diagnosed with diabetes, he thought there had to be a better way to make treatment easier for the patient, and more accessible to Mexico's poor. Find out how Clínicas del Azúcar is helping fight diabetes in Mexico. Get the full story >