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Published on Sep 13, 2017
Despite global healthcare innovation, some communities remain out of reach. Village Reach works toward a world where all communities, no matter where they are, have access to quality healthcare in a sustainable and scalable way.
ABOUT VILLAGEREACH VillageReach is an international NGO headquartered in Seattle, with field offices located in Malawi and Mozambique. Through collaboration with public and private sector partners, VillageReach seeks to increase access to quality health care for the world’s most underserved communities, bringing life-saving innovations to scale and sustainability.
VillageReach develops, tests, and implements solutions that uniquely address barriers at the lower levels or “last mile” of health care delivery in low-resource communities, including medicine availability, human resource constraints, data visibility, and lack of infrastructure.
Through their diligent efforts, VillageReach has increased immunization coverage rates for children under 5 in northern Mozambique from 68 percent to over 95 percent. Their innovative last-mile logistics system has also reduced costs for Mozambique’s Ministry of Health, which is now implementing the system throughout the country.
ABOUT THE SKOLL AWARD The Skoll Foundation presents the Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship each year to a select group of social entrepreneurs whose innovations have already had significant, proven impact on some of the world’s most pressing problems, and invests directly in the promise of even greater impact at scale. By investing in organizations when an innovation is ripe for accelerated and scaled adoption, the Skoll Awards help unleash the full global potential and reach of social entrepreneurs.
Each Awardee receives a $1.25 million, three-year core support investment to scale their work and increase their impact. They also gain leverage through their long-term participation in a global community of visionary leaders and innovators dedicated to solving the world’s most pressing problems.
We select Awardees that focus on one or more of the following issues: Environmental Sustainability, Education, Economic Opportunity, Health, Peace and Human Rights, and Sustainable Markets.