Access to basic healthcare is a very big challenge in Rural India, and globally. 70% Indians live in villages, but 74% Doctors are in the urban areas. Attempts to take doctors to the rural areas have repeatedly failed. People are mostly treated by un/semi-qualified personnel. Those who can afford private healthcare have to spend much more than their urban counterparts. Diseases are detected late. Tens of millions of people get pushed below the poverty line annually because of healthcare expenditures alone!
Tiyatien Health, a winner in the Rethinking Mental Health competition, is treating the effects of decades of brutal war in Liberia by training non-doctor health workers and clinicians to work directly with citizens of one of the poorest countries on Earth. The founders are survivors of Liberia's civil war and people living with HIV/AIDS.
Tiyatien Health trained the first non-physicians to administer anti-retroviral therapy in Liberia,and provided the first-ever HIV/AIDS treatments in southeastern Liberia, the poorest corner of the country. Now it is expanding beyond providing public HIV/AIDS treatment to rural communities by working to reverse decades of untreated depression and epilepsy.
Winners Announced! The three winners will each receive a prize of USD $5000.
Congratulations to everyone who participated in the competition! We encourage you to read and comment on all entries and share your feedback.
Ashoka and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation have partnered to catalyze a movement through a network of leaders who are driving a new vision for the field of children’s wellbeing in the United States. We believe that kids thrive when they grow up with a strong sense of self, purpose, and belonging, and that these ‘building blocks’ of wellbeing help children form healthy relationships, show resilience in the face of trauma, and make thoughtful choices.
Updates from Ingelheim: Crowning 7 'Co-Creation Pioneers for 2016'
Earlier this month, seven co-creation teams from around the world—each made up of one social entrepreneur and one Boehringer Ingelheim employee—traveled to Ingelheim, Germany, to pitch their health innovations live to a panel of judges. The three-day Co-Creation Summit was the first of its kind for Boehringer Ingelheim, with participants coming together to work on their business models, scalability and sustainability plans, and to fine-tune the win-win-win nature of these pioneering collaborations.