Making it Work: Affordable Medical Equipment in India

1/4 Exploring the reality of being an entrepreneur serving the “bottom billion” – a mini-series from The Compass.

1/4 Exploring the reality of being an entrepreneur serving the “bottom billion” – a new mini-series from The Compass.

In India around a fifth of people still live below the poverty line, according to the most recent World Bank estimates. Businesses selling to this market need to keep prices low.

In the famous tech city of Bengaluru, south India, we visit a veterinary clinic for pets, the unlikely home of a surprising young start-up, which is set to revolutionise one of the most common medical devices on the planet - the stethoscope.
In a village in Mathura, about three hours' drive from New Delhi we take a look at the installation of a new affordable solution to providing solar energy.

We then head to Kenya to meet a young entrepreneur who is looking at the success of firms like Amazon and has developed his own similar internet based delivery system for Kenya’s low-income customers.

(Photo: Taal component board)

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