Gamal Albinsaid

Gamal Albinsaid

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Name: Gamal Albinsaid
Organization: Indonesia Medika
Title: Founder Garbage Clinical Insurance
Gamal Abinsaid, 26, set up Garbage Clinical Insurance to help communities in need turn their household waste into something that could improve their health. It might sound unusual, but it works. Gamal’s company, Garbage Clinical Insurance (GCI), has already helped more than 2,000 people in Indonesia gain access to medical support. A young doctor himself, Gamal was inspired to set up the micro-insurance programme which empowers people to take an active role in managing their waste and improving their sanitation. Turning waste into well-being Individuals are encouraged to collect their household waste and submit their refuse to one of five GCI-accredited clinics. It’s then processed. Organic waste becomes fertiliser while inorganic waste is sold to collectors. A month’s worth of refuse can reach close to 10,000 Indonesian rupiah (€0.60) which is used to cover a patient’s treatment and run healthcare programmes and clinical services for the community, providing families with access to doctors, nurses, midwives, pharmacists, dentists and health volunteers. Rewarded with refuse To date, GCI has recruited 88 volunteers, 15 doctors and 12 nurses, all of whom are paid with refuse from the community. As well as establishing Garbage Clinical Insurance, Gamal is founder and CEO of health development organisation Indonesia Medika. He is also an Ashoka Young Changemaker – part of a group of young people working with the sustainability organisation to master the skills of empathy, leadership, teamworking and creativity. Gamal says: “May this be a goodness which brings more goodness. Let’s help people until we can’t.”

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Oct 03, 2015 / 0 Comments / in Waste, Health care, Sanitation, Citizen participation

Garbage Clinical Insurance (GCI) is a micro health insurance program which uses garbage as a financial resource. The community pays clinical services by using garbage in an insurance scheme. We open doors to health access because health is fundamental human right.

Oct 21, 2013 / 0 Comments / in Citizen participation, Health care, Sanitation, Waste

Garbage Clinical Insurance(GCI) is a health micro insurance program which uses garbage as financial resources. Community pay clinic service using garbage. This way the community mobilizes their own resourches to improve health access and breakdown barrier between health facilities and community.

Sep 12, 2013 / 0 Comments / in Health care

Garbage Clinical Insurance (GIC) is a health insurance program which uses garbage as financial program. With this program, residents give sufficient garbage to the clinic.