E-HealthPoint, was today named as a laureate of The Tech Awards 2011, amongst one of 15 global innovators ecognized each year for applying technology to benefit humanity and spark global change. The Tech Awards, a signature program of The Tech Museum, and presented by Applied Materials, Inc., selected E HealthPoint from among more than one thousand nominations representing 54 countries.
“The Tech Awards is an incredible honor, recognizing individuals and organizations whose ideas and execution of those ideas are changing the world, hence this award for E-HealthPoint’s pioneering and futuristic social business model catering to the low-income communities is very gratifying for the community of social entrepreneurs like us ” said Amit Jain, Co- Founder & President, E-HealthPoint. “We are proud to be among those recognized for their contributions, and will continue to develop solutions in healthcare and safe drinking water sectors that improve the overall well being of people worldwide.” added Dr. Allen Hammond Co Founder and Executive Chairman, E HealthPoint
“The global challenges of the day have become increasingly strident, more deeply rooted,” said David Whitman, Vice President of Signature Programs at The Tech Museum. “Still, there is hope. These incredibly impressive Laureates have all proven to be equal to, or better than, the challenge to make the world a better place. By celebrating their accomplishments today, we are encouraging future innovators to work toward solutions to make the world healthier, safer and more sustainable.” This year, the laureates represent the truly global vision of the program, spanning countries such as India, Honduras and Ethiopia. Their work impacts people in many more countries worldwide.
E HealthPoint, cofounded in 2009 by Al Hammond, Amit Jain & Chris Dickey, is a pioneering and futuristic social enterprise that operates rural clinics that provide safe drinking water, affordable telemedical video consultations by qualified doctors, a wide range of diagnostic tests, and a licensed pharmacy on site in a highly affordable manner for low income communities. During past 18 months in India, E HealthPoint has successfully conducted more than 15,000 diagnostic investigations, 28,000 medical consultations, 33,000 filled-in-prescriptions, and serves more than 4,00,000 people daily with safe drinking water. E HealthPoint has helped such communities (mostly rural) cut down on treatment costs towards water-related diseases and travel costs to urban centres for seeking healthcare as also created hundreds of job opportunities across such villages. E HealthPoint is planning to expand this pioneering healthcare model to other few other countries in near future. Ashoka Innovators for the Public helped in incubating E HealthPoint in 2009.