reach52 partners with Globe Telecom to deliver healthcare in underserved communities
reach52 has partnered with Globe Telecom, the largest mobile network operator in the Philippines, to support its mobile-enabled health services in remote, rural communities.
We equip community members with offline-first apps to provide screening and support, creating access to primary healthcare in areas where traditional services don’t reach. In low resource settings where internet connectivity is poor or non-existent, collaboration with telecoms companies is an essential component of this healthcare service delivery.
As reach52’s official telecoms partner in the Philippines, Globe will provide the mobile credits, mobile SIMs and portable hotspots our on-the-ground teams need to deliver critical services for underserved communities.
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.