Bringing evidence-based medicine to frontline health workers worldwide
Millions of people die unnecessarily each year due to lack of health care. Many of these are children living in poverty who die from malaria, pneumonia and diarrheal disease because they could not get effective medical treatment. Adults with chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease are unable to receive the continuous care needed to live a healthy life.
A major reason for these unnecessary deaths is the shortage of doctors and nurses in poor countries, especially in rural areas where the poorest people live. Yet most of these problems can be easily treated by other types of health workers if they are given the tools they need to effectively diagnose and treat these patients.
We aim to bring accurate and effective diagnosis and treatment to the world’s poor through the introduction of easy to use software incorporating electronic protocols that guide the health worker step by step to the correct diagnosis and treatment for each patient. This use of clinical standards of care has been shown to be an effective way to improve the quality of the care provided to patients.
In this way, we pursue our mission of providing health workers with the tools they need to deliver first-class, evidence-based medical care to all patients so that when someone is sick and goes to a health worker they receive the care they need to make them better.