Updated Apr 28, 2021

Jennifer Crouch

VillageReach transforms health care delivery to reach everyone.

VillageReach develops solutions that improve equity and access to primary health care. Radical collaboration with governments, the private sector and other partners strengthen our ability to scale and sustain these solutions. COVID-19: VillageReach is working with Praekelt.org and Viamo to make timely and accurate health information available to millions of people and provide remote, phone-b...
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VillageReach develops solutions that improve equity and access to primary health care. Radical collaboration with governments, the private sector and other partners strengthen our ability to scale and sustain these solutions. COVID-19: VillageReach is working with Praekelt.org and Viamo to make timely and accurate health information available to millions of people and provide remote, phone-based training to more than 100,000 health workers. VillageReach is also helping supply chains maintain routine health services and provide health workers the supplies they need. SUPPLY CHAINS: VillageReach improves supply chains, transport routes and cold chain storage, so medicines and vaccines arrive at health facilities. VillageReach is even working with Last Mile Health in Liberia to improve supply chains for Community Health Workers. The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Ministry of Health, Civil Aviation Authority, VillageReach and Swoop Aero will soon launch drone operations as part of the country’s health system, providing remote communities with vaccines and essential medicines. HEALTH CENTER BY PHONE: VillageReach and the Malawi government designed a free, 24-hour hotline that provides health information to callers nationwide. VillageReach and Praekelt.org are working together to add AI to this solution and replicate it in Mozambique and DRC.
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Stage 5: Scaling

VillageReach solutions have scaled to reach national level implementation and we have replicated our solutions across geographies and with partners. We continue to seek opportunities to scale and replicate our successful innovations.
Registered in United States, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Malawi and Mozambique as Non-Profitin United States, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Malawi and Mozambique as Non-Profit

Focus Areas:

Prevention & Vaccination, Health Systems, Supply Chains and 4 MoreSEE ALL

Prevention & Vaccination, Health Systems, Supply Chains, Youth Friendly Services, Transport & Supply Chains, Maternal Newborn and Child Health and Sexual and Reproductive HealthSEE LESS

Implemented In:

Mozambique, Malawi and Congo, Democratic Republic of the

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Countries Implemented In
46,000,000
Customers
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Employees
Verified Funding
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Problem

Though we have seen remarkable improvements in access to health services in sub-Saharan Africa, inequities and gaps in coverage persist for those in the lowest income levels, marginalized populations, and other hard-to-reach populations. These populations are the least likely to have access to routine care and essential medicines and vaccines. Changing disease burden, urbanization, migration and a growing youth population are placing more pressure on already fragile health systems.

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Solution

VillageReach works with governments and the private sector to increase access to medicines and vaccines, improve the capacity of the health workforce and enable digital health technologies for better decision-making for patients, health workers and policy-makers. Building on the solutions we have developed, we will extend our approach beyond the health facility, working with our partners to reach deeper into the community and build responsive, people-centered health systems.

Target Beneficiaries

Direct beneficiaries typically fall into two categories: 1) Rural women and children in sub-Saharan Africa where over 70% of people live on less than $2 per day; 2) Health workers working at rural health facilities throughout Angola, Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, DRC, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Zambia. Indirectly, VillageReach improves over 43 million lives a year throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

Mission and Vision

VillageReach's mission is to transform health care delivery to reach everyone. Our vision is a world where each person has the health care needed to thrive.

Competitive Advantage

VillageReach is a recognized global leader in supply chain transformation and we bring to bear our extensive knowledge of supply chain challenges at the last mile to create systems level change. When we design solutions to health care challenges, we put government and their needs front and center, and we work to bolster - not replace - their existing systems. We then take up the seat next to the government, bringing our own 20 years of expertise in supply chain logistics, along with private sector partners who understand our challenges. Together, we design next generation supply chains and scalable solutions that can be transferred to the government for the long term. We have successfully transferred most aspects of our Mozambique immunization supply chain to the Ministry of Health, and other VillageReach programs, like our CCPF Health Center by Phone solution, are now being owned and operated by the government.

Planned Goals and Milestones

VillageReach's goals are to scale and replicate successful solutions and to transition them to partners. In the next 3-5 years, we aim to: 1.) Replicate Health Center by Phone in 3+ countries while transitioning the Malawi project to the Ministry of Health. We also want to add AI capabilities; 2.) Expand Supply Chain for Community Workers to 2+ countries; 3.) Expand Drones for Health throughout DRC and replicate this in Malawi and Mozambique.
Funding Goal15,000,000
Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted50,000,000
Recruit4 board members
New FeatureDrones for Health; Ride Share for lab samples

The Team Behind the Innovation

The VillageReach management team is 67% women, and 48% of our staff overall are women. Most of VillageReach staff are based in Africa and are African nationals. Our Vice President of Programs is Zambian; all three of our Country Directors are African nationals; and 36% of our Board members are from Africa. We have a total of 165 staff members, and 118 staff members live in our implementing countries throughout Africa, while 47 staff members live in the U.S. Canada and Europe. In fact, 100 staff members live in countries where they could be considered “local."

EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN

Milestone

Jan 2021
Jan 2011
New Country Implemented In
Malawi
Jul 2000
New Country Implemented In
Mozambique
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Supporting Materials

VillageReach-Overview-orientation-null.pdf
2019-VillageReach-Annual-Report-orientation-null.pdf