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Mapping Rural Clinics

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Noor Medical is a startup from Freiburg Germany who are working hard to deliver better sterilization solutions for healthcare facilities located in off-grid or grid-destabilized contexts.

Here's how they plan to use to save lives:

The Problem

The pace of geographic digitization has been nothing short of astounding. Every corner of the Earth has been mapped to some degree. Unfortunately, this data is still lacking in many of the places that need it most.

example of a missing map

Organizations are mobilizing more finance than ever for these developing country contexts. In addition, young companies like Noor are developing exciting low-cost products which they believe have both a strong business case and the potential to improve lives.

To deliver these products and aid, these companies and organizations need data:

In the case of healthcare: What are rural and underserved clinics struggling with? What products and solutions do they want, and need? How do we physically locate, and deliver to them?

Solution: a crowd-sourced clinic map and survey.

Noor and their partners want to help gather this data, and do it in a way that benefits more than just themselves. This is why they are choosing to launch a campaign using, instead of more traditional data collection and research methods.

We hope that by making it fun and easy to contribute, and by creating a shareable, easy to comprehend resource, we can hear from local experts themselves! Thanks to the flexibility of crowd-mapping, aid organizations and companies can take part too, for the collective benefit of everyone.


It's a work in progress, but we are really excited to be a part of this project, and together we are seeking more partners to get on board! Reach out to us any time and let's talk!