Global Leaders Programme: How Can Infant Healthcare be Made Affordable to the Developing World? (Vietnam, March 2014)

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It is my pleasure to share with you the result of GIFT’s latest Global Leaders Programme (GLP), which took place recently in Hong Kong and Vietnam in partnership with MTTS, a Vietnam medical equipment manufacturer.


The challenge was to explore the question fundamental to our partner MTTS’ business: How Can Infant Healthcare be Made Affordable to the Developing World?


The answer to this question was the business proposal prepared by the participants, which I am pleased to share here with you. What you will read is a plan to invest US$1.5 million to expand MTTS’ business across Asia and grow its revenues from US$1 million today to US$30 million by 2019. This plan was presented at a forum in Hanoi attended by over 70 interested parties including senior leadership from NEC, Draeger Medical and East Meets West as well as representatives from ORIX, Becton Dickinson, TC Capital, Siemens, LGT Venture Philanthropy, and Save the Children.


We now hope to take this proposal to the next stage and bring together interested parties, organisations and investors who are keen to support MTTS’ life saving work in countries where access to affordable infant healthcare is both a challenge and a national priority. If you have an interest in discussing this further please do not hesitate to contact us, we would be delighted to hear from you.


For additional insights from the GIFT programme:

·        The round-up summarises this unique field project, its content and methodology; and

·        The photostory captures the highlights of the group’s meetings with key stakeholders, local community representatives, health practitioners and distributors in Vietnam.


Thank you and warmest regards,





Chandran Nair | Founder & CEO | Global Institute For Tomorrow


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