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An Incubator or Cataract Surgery for $25? Heart Bypass Surgery for $2,000? See How it Works at 'Extremely Affordable Health Innovations' at The World Health Care Congress, April 14-16, Washington, DC
Date:3/11/2009

congress.com/events/HR09000/posters.cfm?confCode=HR09000" target="_new">Posters in Innovation.

Additional Exceptional Entries and Citizen's Nominations are Welcome: While the official deadline is passed, we will continue to welcome additional exceptional entries and citizen's nominations.

The project, organized by The World Health Care Congress, as part of its mission of highlighting innovation in health care, with the support of Grameen Health, a Bangladesh-based organization that aims to extend quality health care to the world's poorest citizens. Grameen Health was founded by Professor Muhammad Yunus, founder of Grameen Bank, a micro-lending organization that serves poor populations. Professor Yunus will be speaking at the World Health Care Congress and will be visiting the poster presentations.

Additional presenters include Dr. Devi Shetty, world renowned cardiologist and founder of Narayana Hrudayalaya, which is already the world's largest children's heart hospital, with plans to make the facility the world's largest medical city. Also speaking will be Scott Hillstrom, CEO of the HealthStore Foundation that operates the affordable health franchise called CFWShops in Kenya, and David Green, VP Ashoka on Radical Innovations for Affordable, Quality Care.

About Grameen Health

Grameen Health aims to establish a sustainable health system in Bangladesh that will serve the health needs of all Bangladeshis income levels with low cost and high quality health care. Grameen Health will design low-cost, affordable health services for all of Bangladesh, especially the lowest income women and children, and sustain these services thru social business. In addition to existing social business partnerships with Danone and Veolia, Grameen Health has recently announced partnerships with Pfizer, GE Healthcare, and the Mayo Clinic. Grameen Health continues to ga
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