The HEAD Foundation proudly supported DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia 2018 (SCVA) in its fifth year. SVCA is an Asia-wide competition for social enterprises, open to any member of the public. Organised by NUS Enterprise and DBS Foundation, the Challenge aims to identify and support innovative new ideas and existing social ventures that have the potential to generate positive, scalable and sustainable social impact.
For the second year running, The HEAD Foundation sponsored the Education sectoral cash prize of S$20,000. This prize is awarded to the team that displayed innovation and the best use of technology for education. During the award ceremony on 18 October 2018, Mr Ronald Lim, Member of the Foundation’s Board, awarded The HEAD Foundation Innovative Social Enterprise Award to CMED Health from Bangladesh.
CMED Health is a healthcare start-up that aims to provide regular health monitoring and preventative healthcare education in rural Bangladesh. This is done through its AI-driven, cloud-based healthcare solution, which allows users to store, monitor and access their health vitals.
CMED also trains health agents to provide these health services across rural locations. These health agents educate society’s most vulnerable on the importance of regular health screenings and practices to lead a healthier life. It currently has over 20 health agents, reaching out to more than 30,000 villagers.
View the gallery below for more photos from the event (Photos by: DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia).