Why we invest
In poor countries, families play a much bigger role in health care for their loved ones, both in the hospital and after they have gone home. The failure to engage them leads to worse outcomes for the patient and represents a huge waste of potential. Noora Health combines video-based lessons with in-person practice so family members learn what they need to know to take care of their loved ones. They focus on things like wound care, simple physical therapy and proper medication dosing. This is a simple, low-cost, train-the-trainer model that has impact; they have seen a spectacular 71% reduction in post-surgical complications, especially infections. Noora is now testing the application of their caregiver training approach to other specialties in both public and private hospital settings in India.