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Last Mile Health

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Last Mile Health: Village health professionals

Mission

Save lives in remote communities

The idea

Professionalize community health workers: expand responsibilities, train well, equip with supplies, provide efficient management, and pay decent salaries.

How it works

Microclinic International

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Microclinic International: Contagious health

A compelling problem: The global diabetes epidemic has the potential to become a huge health catastrophe, and most modern epidemics are the direct result of unhealthy behaviors.

Mission

Healthier people in less advantaged communities <$4/day

Medic Mobile

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Medic Mobile: Right tools. Real impact

Most health care systems serving the poor don’t even begin to achieve their potential impact because they lack effective and affordable information and communication systems.

Mission

Improve healthcare for the poor

The idea

mothers2mothers

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mothers2mothers: Helping mothers save babies

Despite the increasing availability of effective interventions, the HIV epidemic in sub- Saharan Africa continues to devastate HIV+ mothers and their babies.

Mission

Prevent mother-to-child transmission of the HIV virus in Africa

D-Rev

D-Rev: Design and Deliver

A compelling problem: The right products and technologies, along with robust business models and distribution strategies, can have a huge impact on improving the health and incomes of the world’s poor.

Mission

Improve the health and incomes of people living on <$4/day

Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab

Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab

A compelling problem: We think J-PAL has a scalable solution and is delivering it.

Mission

Improve the lives of the poor

The idea

Surfaid

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SurfAid: Making moms the front line of health care

A billion people don’t have access to basic health care and there are still few models that can spread the most basic life-saving home health behaviors.

Mission

Healthier children in remote island settings

The idea

VillageReach

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VillageReach: Taking Healthcare the Last Mile

A compelling problem: Most preventable deaths occur in poor rural areas of developing countries. A big factor is the inability of Ministries of Health to get immunization and medical supplies to rural community clinics.

Mission

VisionSpring

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VisionSpring: Seeing the Way Back to Work

A compelling problem: Over 700 million of the world’s poorest people suffer from uncorrected presbyopia - far-sightedness – and lack access to reading glasses they can afford. With affordable reading glasses, their productivity, incomes and quality of life are dramatically improved