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November 15, 2021
Press

Newly Published World Compendium: Healthcare Facilities and Nonprofit Organizations

Introducing World Compendium, the most comprehensive index of critical information on healthcare facilities and nonprofits in 72 low and lower-middle-income countries. Edited by Dr. Ebby Elahi and published by Taylor & Francis, the compendium allows stakeholders to better identify where healthcare services are available and where additional resources are needed.
November 10, 2021
Update

VF donates 20,000 doses of antibiotics to Ghana

Antibiotics are a valuable tool against serious infections, including pneumonia. Virtue Foundation has donated 20,000 doses of IV amoxicillin/clavulanic acid (known as taromentin in Austria and augmentin in the U.S.) to the Wa Regional Hospital in the Upper West Region of Ghana.
October 25, 2021
Update

Redefining Philanthropy: Virtue Foundation, Horasis and the UN

The aims and methods of philanthropy have changed considerably over the years, and tech has played a huge role in that transformation. At the October 2020 Horasis Extraordinary Meeting, Virtue Foundation co-founder Dr. Joan LaRovere told how VF’s AI-driven Data Mapping Initiative can serve as an example to other nonprofits as they seek to match resources and need. Horasis, convened with the UN, is the world's foremost gathering of business leaders who interact with key government officials and eminent thought leaders.
May 15, 2021
Update

Virtue Foundation at the DataRobot AI Conference

Virtue Foundation’s groundbreaking Data Mapping Initiative is a first-of-its-kind mapping-and- matching global health platform—and it wouldn’t have been possible without the help of AI tech company DataRobot and its AI for Good program. VF co-founder Dr. Joan LaRovere spoke at DataRobot’s AI Experience World virtual Conference in May 2021.
April 15, 2021
Update

Solving a maternal health transportation crisis: motorcycle ambulances

In rural Ghana, expectant mothers have had a big obstacle to a safe delivery: Lack of transportation to a healthcare facility. But Virtue Foundation has partnered with Moving Health, a nonprofit launched by MIT students, to solve that problem. Together they are producing inexpensive, sustainable transportation in the form of a trailer that can be attached to the back of any motorcycle.
December 16, 2020
Update

In Memoriam: Dr Laurent Jouffroy

On December 16, Dr Laurent Jouffroy passed away peacefully at his home in Strasbourg surrounded by his loving family. For over a decade, Dr Jouffroy had been a pillar of Virtue Foundation’s medical outreach programs to Mongolia where he had been involved in teaching and direct patient care. A giant in the field of Anesthesia in France, his many accomplishments included his leadership as President of the French Society of Anesthesia and Reanimation (SFAR) amongst others. An author and pioneer in the field of ambulatory anesthesia, he is credited for helping advance the science and practice of ambulatory anesthesia in France and beyond.
December 15, 2020
Press

Insights in Global Health: A Compendium of Healthcare Facilities and Nonprofits

This book is the most comprehensive index of critical information on healthcare facilities and nonprofits in 24 of the world’s lowest income countries. The information is presented in an easily accessible format and organized in 24 country chapters; it allows users to better identify where healthcare services are available and where additional resources are needed.
March 20, 2020
Press

Virtue Foundation’s Response to COVID-19

Virtue Foundation is working to assist with immediate relief in the U.S., Mongolia, and Ghana.  Also, through its Data Mapping Initiative, the Foundation is making available critical information on healthcare facilities and NGOs in low income counties providing a pathway to assistance.