Placing Health In The Hands Of Those Left Behind.

Health in Your Hands highlights innovations and innovative technology solutions that serve last mile health settings and with the potential to scale globally. These range from market-driven enterprises that deliver products and services to simple mobile-based applications and hardware innovations delivered directly to healthcare workers and patients. A call for partnerships and applications was launched at the 72nd World Health Assembly in May 2019.

100 Solutions Serving The Last Mile

Explore the first 30 innovations 



Happitech provides tele-health organizations with a cost effective, accurate and convenient way to detect Heart Rhythm Disorders. The World's first smartphone biofeedback API, for iOS & Android


doctHERs is an impact-driven social enterprise that trains, equips (with tablets and 4G connectivity) and deploys female frontline health workers in rural villages across Pakistan. doctHERs uses a digital health platform to match the under-utilized capacity of female healthcare providers (who would otherwise be excluded from the workforce) to the unmet needs of health-seekers.


mothers2mothers (m2m) employs and trains local women living with HIV as community health workers called Mentor Mothers. They provide education and support to women, children, and adolescents— Their three core client groups include — access vital medical services, adhere to any treatment, and stay in care.

1001 Fontaines

1001fontaines provide safe drinking water to rural communities through an innovative social business model. In an effort to combat waterborne diseases, this model enables rural populations to produce safe drinking water themselves through the creation of social micro-enterprises 


CommCare is an offline-capable mobile data collection & service delivery platform designed for everything from simple surveys to comprehensive longitudinal data tracking.

Living Goods

Living Goods’ vision is a world where every family can easily access the healthcare they need to survive and thrive. Its approach works and is affordable: they support networks of government Community Health Workers with the resources they need to effectively save and improve lives at people’s doorsteps—digital technology, lifesaving medicines, ongoing training and motivating compensation.

Universal Anesthesia Machine

The UAM, developed by Gradian Health, is the first internationally-certified anesthesia machine that can generate its own medical oxygen and work without electricity. 

iKure Techsoft

iKure has designed Wireless Health Incident Monitoring System (WHIMS) with an intuitive graphical user interface that rural health workers, with high school education can use.

VTR Mobile

VTR mobile uses mobile phone applications to train health workers in low resource settings with engaging audio and visual elements. 

Sure Chill

Sure Chill is a platform cooling technology. It harnesses a unique property of water to enable continuous cooling from inconsistent power.

Reach 52

reach52 is a social enterprise designed to address a broad range of health indicators in rural and remote regions through enhanced access to primary care and public health services. This is accomplished through use of community-integrated, data-driven peer worker networks; innovative market strategies for medicines and micro-insurance; and a proprietary offline-first mHealth platform

Banka BioLoo

Banka BioLoo is women led business organization engaged in promoting and developing innovative environmental friendly products and services for Human Waste Management System. They deal with the problem of open defecation that takes place every day. Their technology helps in degrading Human waste in the most effective manner.

Khushi Baby

Decentralized digital health records for the last mile. Their mission is to motivate and monitor the health care of mothers and children to the last mile

Operation Asha

Operation ASHA trains local CHWs rigorously and empowers them, at every step, with various technology applications.


Incision provides local healthcare workers with tools to learn how to execute Essential Surgery procedures (Cesarean, Trauma, Inguinal Hernia, etc).


clean birth kit

AYZH designed a $3 Clean Birth Kit in a Purse to meet the unique needs faced in low-resource and humanitarian settings.

QuantuMDx Group: Q-POC™

QuantuMDx Group has designed and developed the Q-POC™ device, a rapid and portable DNA analyser.


NanoHealth offers a unique combination of human touch and technology to provide personalized care management, care coordination across providers and medication adherence support to improve health outcomes.


VillageReach developed Chipatala cha pa Foni - Health Center by Phone in Chechewa. It is a heath hotline that is available to Airtel mobile users, and they gain access to a health worker for health-related questions.

Embrace (Phoenix Medical System)

Phoenix Medical Systems is a manufacturer of infant and maternal care products and assistive devices. 

Health Phone

HealthPhone offers access to an in-depth library of the main health issues that cause child and maternal mortality. It aims to make basic health knowledge available to all and especially those who do not have access to a qualified health worker and those that are illiterate.

Fyodor Bio

Fyodor has developed, clinically validated and commercialized the Urine Malaria Test (UMT) - world's first and only non-blood test that tells within 25 minutes if a fever is malaria using a few drops of urine, and works just like a pregnancy test.

Praesens Foundation

Praesens developed an all-terrain truck-based, autonomous and connected mobile biosafety laboratory (MBS-Lab) that includes an isolator for safe handling of samples.No extensive set-up or installation time is required, once on-site the MBS-Lab can be operational within the hour and moves easily between sites, which is useful during an epidemic investigation. The MBS-Lab can be operational all year long.

Access Afya

Kenya-based Access Afya provides a comprehensive technology-enabled primary healthcare system designed for people living in slums.

Medic Mobile

Media Mobile created the Community Health Toolkit, a global public good and a shared toolkit to advance universal health coverage. It is a collection of open source technologies and open access design, technical, and implementer resources.

B Medical Systems

B Medical Systems is a Luxembourg-based pioneer in the medical equipment industry.
For over 35 years, they’ve been innovating and creating technologies that help to save lives across the globe.

SAFE Health

SAFE is a healthcare company focused on the underserved market of sexual health. The SAFE App lets people show their verified STD status privately on their phone, confirm their partners’ status, and get tested.

Swasti: i4We

Invest for Wellness (i4We) is a system innovation in primary healthcare, which combines health and wealth interventions, and focuses on wellness for the poor in an affordable, quality assured and scalable way.

GP At Hand

Babylon Health developed GP at Hand, a mobile application that connect patients directly to physicians using a video-conference platform without patients having to wait and travel large distance.


Wingcopter operates new-generation drones which are designed to be effective at both vertical landing and high-speed flight. The drones are therefore highly resilient, can deliver cargoes at high speed, and does not need landing ports. 

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