Social Impact-driven Non-Profit Named Tech Start-up of the Year

Health4TheWorld,
(H4TW) a fast-growing nonprofit founded by doctors, was recently named
“Tech Startup of the Year” in the 16th Annual American
Business Awards at a New York City gala.

H4TW is the brainchild of physicians Bhavya Rehani of UCSF, Ankur
Bharija of Stanford Medicine and William Dillon of UCSF, whose shared
vision is to capitalize on the Bay Area’s technological knowhow to
deliver life-saving medical knowledge and resources to under-served
communities around the globe.

Since its launch a year ago, volunteer-driven H4TW has grown enormously
and achieved an immediate impact on global health, reaching more than
3,500 people in 22 countries with life-saving educational resources and
support.

“We are harnessing the power of technology to deliver medical education
directly to caregivers in remote parts of the world at no cost to them,”
said Bhavya Rehani, President, CEO and co-founder of H4TW. “With the
support of over 100 volunteers, including top medical doctors,
technology advisors, engineers, videographers, designers and students,
we have developed new tools that are positively impacting lives across
the globe.”

H4TW’s innovative solutions rely on mobile and web-based applications
using emerging technologies, such as 3D animations, machine learning and
virtual reality. Its Stroke Mobile Application, which helps patients and
families with post-stroke rehabilitation exercises and support, utilizes
a conversational chatbot. The app has been translated into multiple
languages, including Spanish, Swahili, Nepali, and Tagalog, so that it
is customized to the local needs of these communities.

CEO Bhavya Rehani, MD, grew up in India where she saw firsthand the
impact of scarce resources and inadequate information on the health of
villagers, including her own grandfather. Educated in the U.S., both she
and her husband and co-founder Ankur Bharija, MD, are full-time
practicing physicians and professors, in addition to their leadership of
H4TW. H4TW co-founder and UCSF neuroradiologist and educator William
Dillon, MD, feels the technologies currently available are able to
transform health care education and in turn practice and care throughout
the world.

The soon to be released H4TW Education Platform “Health4TheWorld
Academy” represents potentially the largest online education platform to
educate doctors, nurses, healthcare workers, and allied healthcare
professionals in low-resource settings.

H4TW co-founder and Stanford Medicine faculty, Ankur Bharija, MD said
“This has only been possible because of a very diverse and passionate
team and we hope to grow our global community further with professionals
from technology and business who share our vision!”

To get involved as a volunteer, as an expert advisory board member or
with a donation towards H4TW’s mission of bringing free-of-cost
solutions to every corner of world, follow the link – https://health4theworld.org/get-involved/

About Health4TheWorld

Health4TheWorld, is a Federal Tax exempt 501(c)3 organization and a 100%
volunteer-driven nonprofit designing solutions for global health
problems by continuous engagement with individuals facing these
challenges daily and leveraging new technologies. All the services are
provided free-of-cost, customizable to fit local needs.

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