Who We Serve
Most medical products are first designed for traditional commercial markets and are rarely retrofitted for environments where electricity, transportation, and health care workers are not readily available. The Northwestern Global Health Foundation coordinates both the re-design of existing technologies and the invention of new technologies, with the most neglected populations in mind first.
Humanitarian Markets – These countries represent our primary focus, because they are the most ignored in traditional medical product development compared with their associated disease burden.
Public Sector – The countries also represent a focus for our organization, since there is a wide disparity between the “haves” and “have-nots” among the citizens. Our team focuses on the products that are purchased on behalf of the “have-nots” by ministries of health, state owned hospitals, non-profit organizations, and non-governmental organizations for humanitarian vs. commercial purposes.