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Meet the amazing people transforming healthcare for some of the world's poorest patients

Will we eat hope

When 3 of his fellow criminals were caught and one of them shot to death, Fidel was thankful to be alive and made a deal with the black belt nurse to return to school and quit the cocaine slum cocktail.

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20 feet of care

Proving technology can mitigate the impact of absent medics and ensure uninterrupted healthcare services in small medical clinics.

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Resilience in darkness

What term befits an individual compelled to conduct a test for a highly contagious ailment without the proper equipment due to lack of alternatives? Committed to risking their life to ensure the provision of medical care to those grappling with affliction amid dire circumstances.

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Slum night

All this sharing of the most basic things seems to indicate that patience is a critical survival characteristic for a poor person, followed closely by settling on never having space, privacy, or ownership.

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Clinics Without Doctors

In slums, remote rural villages, and informal settlements, doctors are often absent due to the inability of residents to afford their standard fees. Clinical officers, nurses, and pharmacists establish small clinics to provide essential primary medical care. Our software is tailor-made for such clinics and their patients.

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Encounter with a super user

We watched her maneuver one of her arms into a crutch, drag her paralyzed legs to face the door, and twist her waist which guided her shoulders to turn. Then she arose, steadied the shaking and veering of her body and started to move.

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Inconsequential

He knew I was on an important mission. He was adamant to ensure my safety and successful arrival. He knew how much the hospital was helping people survive.

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The Slum Code of Conduct

We imagine a world where poor clinics treating even poorer patients can improve the efficiency of their operations and thus improve care for their patients.

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Heroes have bad days too

We were walking in mud carrying the commodities we had to use. 40 pound boxes of medications, a team of 11 people stuck on a $3000 medical sail mission; there was no turning back.

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Boat Clinic

What was behind the furrow on his brow? Selecting just the right dhow for this next trip to sail for 6 days on the ocean with patients’ medications.

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A hero cannot exist in a vacuum

We got good beds with good mattresses, cleaned and brought in a heater for cold nights, and a small gas cooker to make tea and a meal for patients. Our deliveries at the clinic increased from 10 to 30 per month.

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When grit meets tech

A BandaGo client clinic is trained in best business and clinical practices, and their use of BandaGo to track patient visits, income, expense, and inventory increases from 25% to 100%!

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Spear guarded patients

“Everybody is using BandaGo at Naikarra – even our cleaner is putting in soap needs in the system; soon we will put in Maasai spears for the guard,” says Leonard Loontaye.

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Garbage dump clinic

They shifted here from the slums and replicate their habits which include using flying toilets and dumping garbage. They move here to change their lives.

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Big wins

Africa covers 6% of the earth’s total surface area and 20% of the total land area. It has been the fastest-growing part of the world in internet connectivity and use of mobile phones with digital access. BandaGo, which runs on these digital networks, helps medical clinics deliver the right treatment right away.

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We dance

I didn’t know how long I had been there, but Uzima White medical clinic was my lifeline.

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More Time

Frontline medical clinics tell us the challenges they face when providing treatment with very limited resources. We then build technology solutions that support their tasks.

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Black Belt Nurse

He was not afraid, he was terrified. He knew being a second-Dan black belt made him impervious, but he was also keenly aware the ghetto was a fierce place.

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Who said slow down?

Most of us do good in our spare time. Some people do it for a living. Nobody told them that pandemics are a reasonable excuse to slow down.

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Friends who gave up and changed their world

I am old enough to know now that, behind all the sweet stories and pageants of this holiday season, there is a Christmas story reality that gets some people to give up their plans for finding peace and security in life and pursue something bigger but less comfortable.

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A Tale of Two Kenyan Cities

The Mukuru slum is home to over half a million people. Walking down Mukuru’s dirt streets, you see people everywhere — shopping, visiting, working, eating, and sleeping. The lively atmosphere is not necessarily what you would expect to see in an underprivileged living settlement.

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Sisters Open New Female-Run Clinic in Nairobi to Help the Poor

Elizabeth was working part-time in a hospital in Nairobi while completing her gynecology residency when she realized she wanted to do something more to help her community. But to do it right, she needed her sister, Lorna. Together, they opened the new St. Catherine of Sienna medical center just outside of Nairobi.

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