World Compendium of Healthcare Facilities and Nonprofit Organizations
Published by Taylor & Francis, World Compendium of Healthcare Facilities and Nonprofit Organizations is the most comprehensive index of critical information on healthcare facilities and nonprofits in 72 of low and lower-middle-income countries as classified by the World Bank. Presented in an easily accessible format and organized in 72 country chapters, the compendium allows stakeholders to better identify where healthcare services are available and where additional resources are needed.
Today the global marketplace for delivery of targeted healthcare in resource-poor regions presents challenging barriers. That is to say, while human and capital resources available to care for underserved populations have increased, these resources remain unevenly distributed. The people and institutions that wish to deliver healthcare—volunteers, nonprofits, governments, the private sector—lack ready access to the granular, local data necessary to identify those most in need. World Compendium of Healthcare Facilities and Nonprofit Organizations seeks to address this information asymmetry and thereby reduce the frictions that lead to inefficient delivery of services or disengagement.
World Compendium was born out of Virtue Foundation’s considerable experience providing direct healthcare in resource-poor regions. For nearly 20 years, Virtue Foundation volunteers, working in collaboration with local healthcare professionals, have been providing surgical and medical services worldwide. During this time, much has been learned about the necessity for access to reliable targeted data as a means to provide efficient healthcare delivery.
Among the most comprehensive resources of its kind, World Compendium presents a curated directory of nonprofits, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), hospitals, and healthcare facilities in 72 low and lower-middle-income countries as classified by the World Bank. Access to such data highlights areas that are underserved or in need of additional assistance. The content is listed by country and enhanced with custom maps and country overviews.
Each chapter contains an alphabetical list of healthcare facilities operating in the corresponding country, followed by a list of nonprofit organizations. There is also a QR code that can be scanned by a phone or tablet, which links back to a platform that holds more detailed information on both healthcare facilities and nonprofit organizations.
In addition to the chapter QR codes, each listing includes a short URL, which will reveal additional details about that nonprofit organization or healthcare facility. This includes useful information about a hospital, such as on-site medical services, capabilities and healthcare services provided.