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Date:3/13/2009

edures, although the facilities represent less than one percent of the country's ophthalmic manpower.

-$2,000 heart bypass surgery

Narayana Hrudayalaya Cardiac Hospitals in Bangalore, India can do high quality heart bypass operations for $2,000 for adults and $2,700 for young children, or about one-third to one-half of what equally good quality hospitals in India charge. Similar operations in the US cost $100,000 or more, but the outcomes and the infection rates are equally good or better with Narayana Hrudayalaya.

-Affordable, sustainable mobile health delivery

ClickHealth addresses two main health care issues in developing countries: 1. Access to medical specialists in under-served regions; 2. Collection of real-time data for interventions in indications such as cancer, HIV/AIDS and maternal mortality. ClickHealth partners with ClickDiagnostics for turning mobile health solutions into rapidly scalable service models. The mobile-based telemedicine service is built around microcredit for health-workers and micro-health insurance for patients.

-Social Marketing and Franchising

Janani provides affordable spacing and limiting family planning methods through its three inter-linked networks of clinics, rural centers and pharmacies in the private sector at an average cost of $2.94 per couple. The network consists of 40 owned clinics and 104 franchisees branded as Surya Clinics, and 7,500 rural centers networked as Surya Health Promoters.

-Expanding markets for fortified rice

Ultra Rice offers a culturally relevant and customizable solution to micronutrient malnutrition. With a focus on sustainability and scalability, the Ultra Rice business model promotes local control and ownership. Low-cost adaptation of existing equipment creates incentives for participation along the supply chain and minimizing the incremental cost of fortification.

Innovations will cover a broad range of healthcare delivery domains inclu
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Contact: Patrick Golden
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