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EQuipment for EQuity

HERHealthEQ is driving health equity by providing medical devices and equipment to developing countries for women's health issues.

HERHealthEQ's vision is a world where healthcare, medical devices, and equipment are accessible to all women, equally. Women are the cornerstone of the family unit. When a woman becomes ill and does not receive the care she needs, the entire family unit is at greater risk of remaining in a cycle of poverty.

We focus on providing equipment involved in the treatment of the top non-communicable diseases (NCDs) that affect the developing world which include cancers affecting women, maternal health, diabetes, and heart disease.

35K+

Women assisted to date

HERHealthEQ's efforts span multiple countries and cover a variety of health conditions. Since our founding in 2016, we have impacted the lives of more than 35,000 women and counting. We work with local teams in numerous countries to increase the accessibility of healthcare through donated equipment, and strive to reach even more women with the addition of new projects. 

$765B

worth of wasted medical equipment (U.S.)

Often times when new equipment models are introduced, or a hospital changes vendors, or devices reach their expiration dates, they are unnecessarily discarded. In reality, they can easily be repurposed for use at other healthcare facilities around the world. HERHealthEQ secures donations of these devices and assists in bringing these perfectly good systems to places that would otherwise not have access.

289K+

Women die every year 

Pregnancy or childbirth-related medical issues account for the death of more than 289,000 women every year. The majority of these could have been prevented with sufficient access to skilled routine and emergency care. If women in low-to-middle income countries had equitable access to care, the number of preventable deaths would drastically decrease. Low-income countries have 10 times fewer physicians than high-income countries.


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Why we're here

"A woman’s health is central to her ability to support her family and contribute to her community. The strength derived from good health enables women to move their lives and their families forward.”

— Marissa Fayer, CEO, HERHealthEQ


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EQUITY

Gender and social norms result in a higher burden of specific diseases among girls and women. Lack of access to financial and other resources may inhibit some women from being able to seek care. We want a world where women and men are treated, valued, and provided for equally.

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HEALTH

300 million+ women around the world go without quality healthcare. We strive to bring the highest level of healthcare to all people regardless of gender, location, or socio-economic background.

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ACCESS

One-third of the world does not have access to the healthcare essential to their well-being and survival. Women are specifically disadvantaged when it comes to accessing treatment for female-related health issues. We want to improve access to doctors, clinics, and procedures.


Our Impact

 

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Costa Rica

HERHealthEQ started here by donating a mammography machine for breast cancer detection to Hospital Tony Facio in Limon, Costa Rica.

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Jamaica

HERHealthEQ donated a colposcope for detection of cervical cancer and an ultrasound machine for maternal health monitoring to Savanna-La-Mar, Jamaica.

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Tanzania

HERHealthEQ has begun working throughout Tanzania to deliver its largest donation of more than 50 cryo-ablation machines by the end of 2020.

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