Stories

In the context of sustainable, affordable, innovative models that provide access to health care to disadvantaged communities, Philips Foundation and Ashoka partner with social entrepreneur in health care, Moka Lantum, CEO of Sagitarix Ltd, to promote technology in medical support for low-wage workers in Kenya and South Sudan.

Stroke Action Nigeria is creating systems change by training and empowering stroke survivors to provide stroke care and by influencing government policy. Read how!

Jeff, Ankur, Queen, and Hilmi all use technology in creating and implementing solutions to the persistent problem of infant deaths in developing countries. One of the most striking ways in which they differ is in their opinion on the most important thing we could change or focus on to remove the barriers to needed quality healthcare.

In India, 90% of the workforce is in the unorganized sector, with employers who are not registered with the government and employment terms that are often irregular and unpredictable. Many of these citizens earn two to six USD per day and have limited access to social protection systems including insurance. Accidents and disease are destabilizing for families and can cause further poverty, since insurance is not a priority expense for them. The existing health insurance in India is basically only useful when someone is sick.

As a young student in the U.K., Andrew Bastawrous was curious and bright, but to the surprise of his teachers, he struggled with schoolwork.