Making More Health

Ashoka and Boehringer-Ingelheim have a three-year global initiative to improve health in communities around the world. The “Making more health” initiative promotes more health for individuals, families and communities. We aim to identify and support the most promising solutions to challenging health problems.

Here is an example of an Ashoka fellow supported by Making More Health in South Africa:

Shona McDonald created Shonaquip and Uhambo Foundation to address the challenges of children with mobile disabilities who live in peri-urban and rural areas with an approach that puts postural education on the agenda of community-based clinical services, along with a range of tailor-made mobility products that can be assembled and maintained even in conditions with limited resources.

An important aspect of the partnership is to bridge the gap between Boehringer-Ingelheim staff and health social innovators (Ashoka fellows) in an effort to build mutual support and, in doing so, redefine business models based on social knowledge in the health field. With this in mind, we have been conducting several workshops and gatherings between Boehringer-Ingelheim teams and Ashoka fellows working with health.

For more information about "Making More Health", please refer to our partnership hotsite here.

Also check out the video below: