Altibbi, Jordan

To empower common citizens with information and knowledge about medicine, Abdelaziz created Altibbi, an authentic, updated and well-researched online platform that provides medical information in Arabic. Altibbi facilitates a connection between medical doctors and patients, by enabling them to ask questions to doctors who answer them with a variety of options instantly.

Smart Medical Services, Egypt

Amr El Tayeb's SmartMed platform unlocks access to healthcare systems by providing underserved populations low-cost and customised options for their medical treatment. Through Sehaty, a new health services programe, Amr is providing an integrated system of quality care for those who are most cut-off from affordable access.

MEDITECH Foundation, Colombia

By converting the roles of hospitals, emergency medical agencies and public sector institutions into coordinated and proactive responders to the dramatic problem of traumatic injury, Dr. Andrés Rubiano is fostering a new consciousness and system for integral trauma care in Colombia. 

Peak Vision, United Kingdom

Andrew Bastawrous has created affordable mobile technology for vision and eye health screening and is leading a movement to make eyecare available in rural areas of developing countries. 

SNEHA, India

Dr. Armida Fernandez reorients and reorganizes the limited resources of India’s public health system, crafting efficient programs to secure quality maternal and neonatal health care for low-income families.

Naya Jeevan/DoctHers, Pakistan

Asher Hasan is providing quality, private health insurance to low-income workers in the emerging economies through an approach that distributes cost and social responsibility among several stakeholders affiliated with low-income beneficiaries. Through his new program DoctHers, Asher is connecting qualified but under utilized female doctors to underserved communities without access to proper healthcare. 

Fundación Venezolana para la Medicina Familiar (FMF), Venezuela

Carlos Atencio is responding to the failing healthcare system in Venezuela by introducing a new model of care based on family practice medicine and centered on community participation and responsibility.

Asociația Prader Willi, Romania

Dorica is developing blueprints for a new rare diseases care system. She connects all stakeholders in the field, including patients, and advocates for policy changes, and she builds national and international networks of specialists. Dorica prototyped her vision of care through NoRo, the only patients-run reference center for rare diseases in Europe. In the past 6 years, NoRo doctors undertook over 2,200 consultations. She convinced the government to set up an advisory Council for Rare Diseases and to increase the national budget allocated to rare diseases by 46% in 2014, while adopting a National Action Plan for Rare Diseases. Dorica is an active influencer of EU policy in the field, as board member of EURORDIS. ​

Alzheimers Indonesia, Indonesia

DY has pioneered a generational movement to improve the lives of people with Alzheimer and their caregivers, and reduce the risk of dementia among the general population. Through Alzheimer Indonesia Foundation (ALZI), the first and only organization addressing Alzheimer in the country, she’s building her vision of active dementia and ageing-friendly cities across Indonesia.

Fundacion Natali Dafne Flexer, Argentina

Edith Grynszpancholc is fortifying the health care system in Argentina so that medical teams can respond to pediatric cancer cases outside population centers, delivering quality treatment as close to home as possible. Empowering parents as key stakeholders, Edith's platform ensures appropriate information, resources and tools to overcome barriers to accessing proper treatment for their children.

Fight the Stroke, Italy

Unbeknownst to many, stroke is one of the top ten causes of death for children. Francesca has applied some of the most pioneering research on the human brain to improve care for young stroke victims using video game technology while empowering families to play a greater role in their children’s healthcare needs. Children get better while playing games, and crucially, the software collects data on each body movement, proposing a rehabilitation plan based on each child’s progress.

ZMQ Software Systems, India

Hilmi Quraishi is gamefying essential health messages to inform and empower those with least access to medical information. The deep reach of technology, especially in emerging markets, spurs ZMQ's vision of combating health and other critical social problems through the power of information technology.


Solar Ear, Brazil

Through Solar Ear, Howard Weinstein is providing low income communities access to high-quality hearing technology. His hearing aids use solar-powered rechargeable batteries, freeing the user of the cost burden of regularly purchasing batteries. He also employs deaf people to manufacture the hearing aids. 

Clínicas del Azúcar, Mexico

Javier Lozano has created a low-cost, one-stop-shop clinic to treat diabetes and prevent the complications associated with the disease. With advanced technology and diagnostic and treatment innovations, his clinic offers high-class yet extremely affordable medical care for populations that could otherwise not access it.

Healthy Entrepreneurs, Netherlands

Joost Van Engen founded Healthy Entrepreneurs to address the problem of bureaucracy preventing many Africans from accessing health insurance, while giving people the skills and opportunity to run their own business.  

Uplift Mutuals, India

Kumar Shailabh co-designed a radically different approach to health insurance in India where communities of women are at the center of design and experience of health insurance for all. Since 70% of Uplift Mutuals’ members access their preventative healthcare services, only 2% of their members file claims – one of the most sustainable claims ratios in India. 

Estación Vital, Nicaragua

Many Nicaraguans have a reactive approach to healthcare, visiting a doctor only when they are very sick. Marcos Lacayo is helping people become proactive – and preventive – with their health through his organization Estación Vital.

EMGuidance, South Africa

To address the large number of deaths in the developing world due to inadequate triage assessment, Dr. Mohammed Dalwai, along with his co-founder Dr. Yaseen Khan, created South Africa's first digital encyclopedia of triage procedures, medicine information, and healthcare practices.  It includes instructions and adaptations catered to specific rural areas where the information is accessed and has decreased triage error by 88% under-resourced emergency rooms in South Africa.

Yako Medical Africa, Nigeria

Ngu Morcho is working with young doctors and health entrepreneurs, individual investors, and hospitals in Nigeria to provide affordable healthcare, prompt and accurate diagnoses, and access to many health services in a single location.  He set up two comprehensive diagnostic centers and a screening center in Lagos in 2018, he plans to reach 400 clinics in 2019, and in three years he aims to reach the entire country.

Ekjut, India

By engaging communities in interactive storytelling and game sessions, Prasanta helps them comprehend and overcome an intricate web of social, cultural, medical and economical causes leading to death and disease among them. Through his Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) process, Ekjut has scaled its intervention to 10 states in India, improving the health of thousands of infants and new mothers.

Stroke Action Nigeria, Nigeria

Rita is empowering stroke survivors to become self-advocates, or Stroke Entrepreneurs, who advocate to improve their own well-being, change policy and unlock economic opportunity for themselves. 

Changamka, Kenya

Sam Agutu is providing low- and middle-income earners access to affordable healthcare through his mobile technology which helps individuals save money and pay for medical care. Through this access to insurance he intends to see more Kenyans seek care early on.  

ECHO Institute, United States

Dr. Sanjeev Arora is using communication technologies to dramatically reduce disparities in care for patients with common chronic diseases, who do not have direct access to healthcare specialists.

Shonaquip, South Africa

Shona McDonald is addressing the challenges of children with mobile disabilities with an approach that puts postural education on the agenda of community-based clinical services, custom makes mobility products and builds the capacity of key stakeholders in the system that enables these children to live integrated and inclusive lives.

ColaLife, UK

Simon Berry is disrupting the supply-chain to provide access to over the counter medicines in the most rural areas of the world. Through creating public-private partnerships he is catalyzing a sustainable distribution system for medicine distribution.