An approach to funding quality health care through social enterprise.
Med25 encourages the creation of local, income-generating businesses that support healthcare. This proven model effectively increases access to quality healthcare in remote and rural communities and ensures that healthcare is available without long-term dependence on international aid. The Med25 name is derived from Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states “everyone has a right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family”.
This model depends on local communities, governments, other nonprofit organizations and the private sector as collaborators; partnerships are key to long-term impact and sustainability.
After more than 10 years of experience implementing community-driven programs and social businesses, MED25 International, a standalone non-profit organization, transitioned into a new program within the VillageReach portfolio. Read more about the February 2017 transition.
- Provides quality, affordable healthcare while simultaneously implementing social enterprises
- Prioritizes close collaboration with the local community, development of local leadership, and implementation of local, income-generating businesses
- Eliminates the need for long-term foreign aid financing for partner healthcare facilities