reach52 awarded a prestigious DBS Bank Foundation Social Enterprise Grant
The DBS Foundation Social Enterprise Grant Programme provides financial grants to accelerate the business growth and social impact of social enterprises. They encourage social enterprises to think out-of-the-box when they meet complex social needs, such as access to health and health education, employment generation for marginalised, environment protection and waste management solutions, responsible education and literacy, creating rural livelihoods, innovative technologies for social impact and much more.
The Grant Programme enables social enterprises to improve existing processes or add critical capabilities to achieve sustainability, or scale up their existing business that leads to greater social impact. Grant awardees join an esteemed community of social enterprises whom DBS Foundation supports to ignite possibilities for a truly inclusive Asia.
The DBS Foundation grant will help build reach52’s partner management team and scale up social impact in one new market in Asia.
Despite the pandemic, reach52 experienced our most impactful year to-date in 2021. Read our impact report for more on our tech developments, growing global presence and campaign spotlights.
Co-authored by reach52’s John Paluyo, reach52 alumni Rich Bryson and Medtronic Labs’ Anne Stake.
Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) continue to be the leading cause of death globally, with four out of five people with an NCD living in LMICs. However, there is limited availability of affordable diagnostics for NCDs at the primary care level in many rural populations, making it one of the weakest links in the cascade of care. New innovations are needed to reach these populations with the accessible diagnostics services they need.