Emily Bancroft on What Health Equity Looks Like
Emily Bancroft is President of VillageReach, an organization that works to transform health care delivery to reach everyone. VillageReach won the Skoll Award in 2006. Its initiative in Malawi, Chipatala cha pa Foni, a toll-free hotline that provides health and nutrition information to people in remote communities, is an international model for closing rural healthcare gaps. VillageReach recently transitioned Chipatala cha pa Foni successfully to the Malawian Ministry of Health which has made the service its primary platform for COVD-19 information. James Nardella, former Skoll Foundation Principal and current Chief Program Officer for Last Mile Health, sat down with Emily in April of 2019 to talk about her personal journey to this work, why government partnerships are a crucial lever for systems change, and her vision for global health equity.