These innovators were chosen from a pool of more than 120 candidates as part of a highly competitive selection process. Like our other two cohorts, these innovators bring a diverse set of experiences and expertise to the SEAD network. While each organization is working on unique challenges, they are linked by their common commitment to scaling better healthcare opportunities around the world.
SEAD brings together interdisciplinary partners through a coordinated effort across Duke University and leverages institutional relationships and networks to create an integrated global health social entrepreneurship hub for diverse stakeholders across the globe. SEAD, in partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the USAID Higher Education Solutions Network (HESN), mobilizes a community of practitioners, investors, policymakers, faculty, staff, and students to identify, assess, help develop, build capacity of, and scale solutions, technologies, and business models for healthcare delivery and preventive services in developing countries around the world. SEAD is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under cooperative agreement number AID-OAA-A-13-00004.
Meet the 2015 SEAD cohort:
Afya Research, East Africa, nonprofit
Afya Research operates kiosks located in rural villages, making it easier for community members to access services such as well-baby and ante-natal visits.
Ayzh, India and East Africa, for-profit
Ayzh develops low-cost, appropriate technology such as safe birthing kits designed to meet the needs of women in resource-poor settings.
Bodhi Health Education, India, for-profit
Bodhi Health provides medical education training materials that explain complex medical topics to less literate health workers with highly pictorial e-Learning content available in regional languages.
MicroClinic Technologies, East Africa, for-profit
MicroClinic Technologies, is commercializing ZiDi, Africa’s first enterprise health management solution which enables clinics and hospitals across Africa to improve management of patient care, medicines, and personnel.
Noora Health provides training that empowers families of patients to be better care givers in the hospital and at home. Noora operates in India and US.
SevaMob, India, for-profit
SevaMob offers primary healthcare and insurance via mobile clinics. It offers rapid point-of-care diagnostics and provides healthcare sponsorships for orphanages.
SWAP (Safe Water and AIDS Project), Kenya, nonprofit
The Safe Water and AIDS Project (SWAP) engages Community Health Promoters to provide health education and door-to-door sales of health and hygiene products in rural Kenya.
ZanaAfrica, East Africa, for-profit
ZanaAfrica is a social enterprise that locally manufactures and distributes affordable, high quality sanitary pads for girls and women in East Africa. ZanaAfrica also focuses on issues such as health education and policy advocacy for girls.