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Health Builders is building tools that integrate with Rwanda’s centralized EMR system to make treatments more efficient and effective. By using cutting edge technology, they have digitized a process that formerly required primary health care nurses to follow printed guidelines that made treatment slow and prone to error. 

Last Mile Health joined Liberia's Ministry of Health, GSK, and partners for the launch of Liberia's first national malaria vaccine campaign. 

Living Goods announced new $1.1 million partnership with The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust that will help them digitize community health and empower families in Burkina Faso. They have also been announced as one of the eight finalists in the Trinity Challenge, a global competition with a prize of £1 million to tackle Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). The winner will be announced at a virtual awards ceremony on June 6th, 2024.

Lwala Community Alliance was recognized as the best Primary Health Facility and a top performer in implementing quality improvement in Rongo Sub County by the Migori County Department of HealthThis achievement is a testament to their commitment and hard work as they serve the people of Migori County.   

Together, Medic and Lwala Community Alliancpremiered a new film at the Skoll World Forum. The film, developed in consultation with the WHO Foundation and produced by BBC StoryWorks Commercial Productions, follows the story of community health worker Maureen in Migori County, Kenya. She cares for 133 households through a digital health app, which the Ministry of Health is currently scaling to over 100,000 health workers across the country.  

Medic continues to build out the resources available through their CHT Academylaunching an interoperability course for developers interested in building interoperable, scalable and sustainable health information systems.

MiracleFeet launched programs in Chad, Cote d’Ivoire and Mauritania, bringing their number of partner countries to 36.  (Up next, Cameroon.)  The Chad and Cote d’Ivoire programs are funded with the $5M GiveWell grant and incorporate baseline and 5-year assessments to measure overall impact of MiracleFeet’s intervention in both countries.  The total number of children enrolled since MiracleFeet started 13 years ago now stands at over 92,500. We expect to reach the 100,000 milestone this summer! 

Noora Health’s work with Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology was featured in Sunday’s New York Times print edition.

Simprints is one of three winners of the 2024 Lipman PrizeChosen from an applicant pool of 125+ orgs, they're guaranteed an unrestricted financial award as well as executive training and support from the Wharton School of Penn University. They have also started  the journey to release a fully open-source stack for their fingerprint identification technology by the end of 2024.

UE LifeSciences, in a powerful partnership with HBS Hospital, hosted a free breast screening camp, featuring UE LifeSciences’ iBreastExam technology for the early detection of breast cancer. 

We Care Solar partnered with Remote Energy to  train and hire an all-female installation team in Sierra Leone.  The program aimed to not only increase the number of women employed  to install Solar Suitcases, but to break down barriers that stand in the way of technical training opportunities and jobs for women.