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Philips Foundation collaborates with social entrepreneurs globally to address healthcare challenges in underserved areas. But what sets their work apart? What defines a social entrepreneur?

Social entrepreneurs: What sets their work apart?

At the forefront

A series of feature articles, with a primary focus on showcasing the pioneering methods and achievements of the entrepreneurs we support. These articles delve into their journeys, highlighting how these visionary individuals are leading the charge in transforming healthcare for underserved communities. Our objective is to ignite inspiration in others, encouraging you to join these entrepreneurs in their mission.

Access Afya
A healthcare operating system for emerging economies


In emerging economies, there's often a lack of solutions considering the healthcare challenges faced by its inhabitants. A study from The Lancet reveals that poor-quality healthcare in low- and middle-income countries leads to 5 million deaths from treatable conditions annually. Access Afya offers a compelling solution that combines affordable quality healthcare and a deep understanding of community needs, an approach recognized by Philips Foundation and UBS Optimus Foundation.


Dive into the story of Access Afya

Ilara Health
Helping primary care clinics across Africa deliver better healthcare

Ilara Health

In Africa's rapidly evolving healthcare landscape, access to quality diagnostic services remains a critical challenge, particularly in underserved communities. Ilara Health, a health technology enterprise based in Kenya, is part of Philips Foundation's impact investments. With additional strategic support from Boehringer Ingelheim, and DOB Equity, Ilara Health is setting new standards for accessible and affordable healthcare in Kenya, and beyond.


Dive into the story of Ilara Health

Stay tuned for more inspiring stories to come...

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