Welcome to the 2015 SEAD Innovators!

The Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator at Duke (SEAD), of which CASE is a partner, is proud to announce the 2015 cohort of innovators. These eight innovators now bring the SEAD network to 25 innovators in East Africa, India, and Latin America. From innovative approaches to healthcare access to technology development, our newest innovators all have the potential to influence healthcare models globally in addition to their daily work of improving the lives of the communities they operate in.

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.

Want to meet the innovators?  Be sure to register for the Duke Symposium on Scaling Innovations in Global Health! On March 20th, the Symposium will highlight important lessons and insights from the SEAD social entrepreneurs who are transforming health care in India, East Africa, and beyond.  From technology to health services, these entrepreneurs will inspire us through a keynote presentation, panel discussions, and a structured networking session, reflecting upon their work.  You can read more about the Symposium and register here.

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, India, for-profit

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.

To learn more about SEAD and the 25 global health innovators in their network, click here.