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Who we are

A non-profit organisation focusing on social impact projects and aiming at improving effective and sustainable access to essential healthcare technology in low-resource regions.

“Of all of the forms of inequality, injustice in health is the most shocking and inhumane.”

         —Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The EssentialMed foundation attended the Sahara Sparks – 4th Industrial Revoution event in Dar es Salaam.
7-12th October 2019.
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Our focus

Through the development of creative solutions and innovations we aim at strengthening sustainable access and maintenance of medical technologies in low income countries.

Technology Innovation

The Foundation catalyses, initiates and contributes to the innovation and development of high priority Essential Technologies, required to provide universal access to primary healthcare.

Capacity Building

The Foundation recognizes the challenge posed by the lack of relevant skills to fully reap the benefits and achieve sustainable impact with medical technologies in these regions. Therefore, the development of suitable training programs, in conjunction with sustainable business models, is considered a top priority.

Sustainable Deployment

Besides skills shortage, the scarce availability of maintenance and repair services is also considered to be one of main factors undermining the success and sustainable impact of medical technologies in the priority region. The Foundation aims to tackle this issue through the development and implementation of social entrepreneurship approaches, in order to ensure sustainability.


Photo credit Sylvain Liechti / @EPFL/EssentialTech


Photo credit Sylvain Liechti / @EPFL/EssentialTech

Our research partners

The EssentialMed foundation has build a strong alliance of world’s leading experts, academics and institutions that work together on the projects.