Medic Selected for Amazon Web Services (AWS) Health Equity Initiative

Medic will receive computing credits and technical expertise from Amazon Web Services to support scaling the Community Health Toolkit (CHT) – an investment in the CHT as a digital public good advancing the promise of universal health coverage.

San Francisco, California – Medic Mobile Inc. (Medic) announced that it has been selected as part of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Health Equity Initiative, a $40 million, three-year commitment, supporting organizations that are developing solutions to advance health equity.

Through the initiative, AWS offers AWS credits and customized technical expertise to selected organizations around the world that want to use AWS services to improve health outcomes and health equity in any of the following areas: 1) increasing access to health services for underserved communities; 2) addressing social determinants of health; 3) leveraging data to promote more equitable and inclusive systems of care; and 4) advancing equity in diagnostics and screening.

Support from AWS will advance Medic’s efforts to scale the Community Health Toolkit (CHT) to more than 55,000 health workers by year-end 2023, enabling a global cadre of CHT-supported health workers to provide doorstep care and advance the promise of universal health coverage.

In partnership with national governments, local implementing organizations, and public and private sector partners, Medic aims to expand the reach of the CHT, on a path to supporting more than 120,000 users and 200 million moments of care by 2025.  

We are deeply honored to be selected as part of the AWS Health Equity Initiative,” said Dr. Krishna Jafa, Chief Executive Officer at Medic. “This collaboration represents a significant step forward in our mission to promote health equity and revolutionize digital community health systems. With AWS’s invaluable support, we are confident in achieving our goals – supporting community health workers and optimized community care and making a tangible impact on health outcomes.

Krishna Jafa
Chief Executive Officer at Medic

AWS believes individual health outcomes should not depend on socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, or neighborhood,“ said Maggie Carter, Global Lead, Social Impact at AWS. “Cloud technology can help address inequities in global health to expand access to the services people need to live longer, healthier lives–no matter who they are or where they live. Through the AWS Health Equity Initiative, we look forward to supporting Medic and other organizations worldwide to use the power of cloud computing to advance health equity and improve health outcomes.

Maggie Carter
Global Lead, Social Impact at AWS

Medic extends its sincere gratitude to AWS for this remarkable opportunity. Together, we are dedicated to making a meaningful impact and advancing health equity on a global scale.

About Medic
Medic advances equitable care and strengthens global community health systems by building, innovating, applying, and scaling open-source, cost-effective digital health tools in collaboration with local, regional, and global partners. Medic serves as technical steward and core contributor of the Community Health Toolkit (CHT), a collection of free and open-source technologies; open-access design, technical, and implementer resources; and a community of practice. As steward, Medic builds and supports the CHT as a global public good; partners with Ministries of Health, NGOs, and technical organizations to design, deploy, and scale digital health apps powered by the CHT; and advances R&D for precision global health. The collaborative vision of Medic and the global CHT community is a world in which professionalized health workers are supported with world-class software as they provide care for their communities, where universal health coverage is a reality, and where health is a secured human right – for everyone, everywhere, always.

About the AWS Health Equity Initiative
AWS Health Equity Initiative is an initiative of Amazon Web Services (AWS), the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud, offering over 200 fully featured services from data centers globally. The Initiative seeks to address health inequities requires a multi-faceted approach and a variety of solutions due to its complexities.

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