Our Global Health Initiative

Half the world lacks access to essential health services. Vulnerable populations in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) face rising rates of infectious and non-communicable diseases and increasing healthcare costs.1

We’re working to accelerate universal health coverage to improve healthcare delivery for those who need it most.

The scale of the global health challenge

  • High-income countries represent 20% of the world’s population but receive 80% of global health spending.2

  • Every year, healthcare costs push 100 million people into poverty.

  • By 2035, the global shortage of health workers will reach 12.9 million.

Tackling health inequality together

We partner with NGOs, governments, global health organizations, and other businesses to enhance medical quality, increase healthcare access, and improve service efficiency for the world’s most underserved and vulnerable populations.

Together we can

Read the stories behind our initiative

Mothers and children on mobile phone

Enhancing maternal health across in South Africa

The SAFEMOM study of ~1,000 moms looked at Ada's impact on healthcare access, safe decisions and improving outcomes for them and their babies.

Read about the study

We’re working towards global health equality with

Fondation Botnar

We’re working with Fondation Botnar to localize Ada for Tanzania and Romania. By making Ada available in Swahili and Romanian, we’re giving 119 million people access to trustworthy personal medical guidance to manage their health. Press release.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

We worked with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to investigate how we can pair point-of-care diagnostic tests with our clinically driven AI to support health workers in LMICs.

Dr. Davis Musinguzi, Managing Director, The Medical Concierge Group

Dr. Davis Musinguzi
Managing Director, The Medical Concierge Group

Dr. Stefan Germann, CEO Fondation Botnar

Dr. Stefan Germann
CEO Fondation Botnar

Dr. Nahya Salim, Head of Pediatrics, Muhimbili University

Dr. Nahya Salim
Head of Pediatrics, Muhimbili University

We invest in AI as a scalable solution to the global shortage of health workers and the urgent need for improved child and adolescent health. Our partnership responds to this need in East Africa and Romania, creating impact for adolescents and insights for Fondation Botnar and Ada to expand this innovative approach to other low- and middle-income countries.

  1. Remais, J., et al. “Convergence of non-communicable and infectious diseases in low- and middle-income countries.” 13 October 2012. Accessed 13 September 2020.

  2. WHO. “Public Spending on Health: A Closer Look at Global Trends.” 2018. Accessed 13 September 2020.