Jenny Schechter

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Hope Through Health :: 2016

When Jenny got her US Peace Corps assignment to Togo, she had to look up the country on a map. She soon came to love the country and its people. Living among them, she learned the realities of a setting where 70% of the population lacks access to the most basic healthcare services. She couldn’t ignore the problem. Hope Through Health is her solution.

Hope Through Health creates a local system where a clinic and community health workers function as a seamless unit. Health workers actively seek out and treat sick kids, and tuned-up clinics provide free care that ensures both good outcomes and a good experience that ensure people come back. Jenny is focused on the design and evolution of a local system that could be scaled nationwide to save lives in what remain the most forgotten places in the world.

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