We seek to improve the diverse structural and cultural contributors to poor maternal and child health in rural communities of the developing world. By working with target populations under a model of "participatory development," to uncover local problems and devise community-sustainable solutions.
The Imani Project enables and empowers rural Kenyan villagers to become educators, advocates, caregivers and HIV/AIDS activists in their communities with the outcome of significantly reducing the incidence of HIV/AIDS infection and transmission.
Boma la Mama complements Tanzania's maternity health service by running and funding a parallel clinic--thus helping to alleviating the overcrowding at public hospitals--and offering an education program that provides Tanzanian midwives with equipment and up-to-date training on maternity care.
The Ad-din Hospital established a low-cost ambulance service in 2008 after recognizing that many women in Dhaka were failing to access emergency obstetric care. Using mobile phones and a global positioning system (GPS) tracking, Ad-din manages a fleet of 66 ambulances stationed throughout the city.
Calcutta Kids is committed to empowering the poorest children and expecting mothers in the underserved slums in and around Kolkata, India by increasing their access to health and nutrition services, and encouraging positive health-changing behaviors.
M-vaccine will enhance the accessibility of mandatory vaccines by tracking the vaccines undertaken and reminding patients when vaccines are due. The system will also help doctors identify vaccines taken in the case that this information is lost by the patients.
Djantoli (formerly Pesinet) designs and deploys innovative proximity (technology-based) services targeting children and their mothers. These services include regular home-based health monitoring, health insurance, and education to prevention.