IRD is at the forefront of building novel health infrastructure. Our goal is to improve the access and quality of health services delivered to under-resourced areas in both rural and urban communities. Our team leverages process and technology innovations to address global health delivery gaps through the use of game-changing health market innovations. Examples include the use of incentivization models to improve vaccine coverage, integrated health services for TB comorbidities including diabetes, mental health and smoking cessation and creating unique referral networks in schools to galvanize adolescent girls to join the fight against TB and other diseases.
Building sustainable solutions
Sustainable health systems enable long term impact and create ownership from communities. At IRD we have spun off an independent venture - Community Health Solutions (CHS). CHS is dedicated to scaling programs that combine social good for the poor with business models tailored for sustainability. CHS specializes in working with the private healthcare sector, which is often the first point of contact for the working poor in many settings. They operate public-private partnerships that bring private sector ethos and efficiencies to public sector services that are often beset by systemic issues The CHS team has extensive experience in scaling health delivery programs for infectious and non-communicable diseases – from diagnostics to treatment – through business models that reach millions of people in low income communities.