Innovative health solutions
We develop programmes using modern technologies and working with different partners to increase our impact and scale.
Innovation is a vital component of Simavi’s work if we want to achieve a Healthy Life For All. Between May and September 2016, Simavi and local partner MDM partnered with TTC Mobile to investigate the quality of health facilities of the Same region in Tanzania for the Mobile Mapping for Women’s Health project.
Simavi’s project proposal ‘Raising Voices for Better Choices: Tracking quality by youth, for youth’ is awarded by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation’s Innovation Challenge. Our idea was chosen as one of the five winners for a grant which will enable us to implement this project in Malawi.
In northern Ghana, effective antenatal care (ANC) delivery is hampered by low quality services due to a lack of equipment and shortages of staff. To tackle this problem and reduce maternal mortality, Simavi and knowledge institute TNO join hands in an innovative project: Check2gether.
At the start of July, the first selection of local community health workers were trained as entrepreneurs. They have been equipped with an electronic tablet and essential medical kit conduct outreach health promotion and offer a wide range of reliable and affordable quality health commodities at village level.
Tyler McMahon is founder and international advisor at SmartPaani, a company formed by experienced technicians, researchers, and businessmen, to provide eco-friendly and economical solutions to water issues in Nepal. SmartPaani designs water systems for new or existing homes that can reduce water requirement from the municipal, groundwater, or tanker water market supply by 50-70 percent a year.
Joost van Engen (41) is co-founder of Healthy Entrepreneurs, a social enterprise focused on business development with a social impact. They aim to distribute proven, reliable health and impact products as well as health information to enhance the health and quality of life of people in the developing world. Together with Simavi, they will establish an innovative business model in Uganda: Healthy Business, Healthy Lives.