Accelerating the Future...
- Award Categories: Gender Equality
- Award Year: 2019
- Nominee URL: https://maternova.net
Accelerating access to life-saving innovation by educating, marketing, distributing and evaluating. A share of their profits goes into midwifery training schools in the lowest resource countries of the world. Their non-profit sister entity, Maternova Research, oversees research and training initiatives.
The woman-owned women's health solutions company has a network of over 30,000 clinicians, midwives, and thought leaders in 180 countries. Focus on listening what's needed in a specific context.
They see their business and distribution models as key differentiator.
They are cash positive, the next step is scaling the business.
They research, review and sell innovative, proven obstetric and newborn technologies to private hospitals, governments, Ministries of Health, NGOs and healthcare professionals around the world. From the initial idea in 2009, Maternova was named by Women Deliver as "one of the 50 best ideas for women" in 2013 when they were already selling to the United Nations, humanitarian groups, and to 15 countries. by 2015 the countries in which they shipped had grown to 40. To date they have already impacted 352,000 lives.