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BOSI Mexico Rural Pharmacy Pilot: Making the most of data to design for success

  Last month, the Linked Foundation and Mercy Corps Guatemala teams visited the first three rural pharmacies in Puebla, Mexico that are part of the Boticas Simiares (BOSI) pilot program led by Farmacias Simiares. As Nancy described, it was incredible to see what has been accomplished in just a few months. Three women-owned small pharmacies…

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Leveraging: Boticas Similares the Micro-Pharmacy Initiative in Rural Mexico

Leverage. Yes, it is a word associated with things that are not particularly well thought of: leveraged-buyouts, over-leveraged, conniving personalities. But in our non-profit world, it is a beautiful word. It is something that we strive to achieve day-in and day-out in advancing our mission to provide critically needed access to healthcare in rural, poverty-stricken…

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Linked Founder Dorothy Largay Receives 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award

The Linked Foundation is honored to report that the Spirit of Entrepreneurship Foundation has awarded Founder Dorothy Largay its 2015 Rock Star: Life Achievement Award. She receives the award, along will 11 other female entrepreneurs, for her work fostering entrepreneurship over her lengthy career as a management consultant and founder of Linked. Read more about the…

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FLII 2015: Four takeaways from a week with the top development innovators and investors in Latin America

By Anna De La Cruz, Senior Advisor to the Linked Foundation The 2015 Foro Latinoamericano de Inversion de Impacto (Latin American Impact Investing Forum) held February 22-24 in Merida, Mexico, was much more than a chance to visit a lovely colonial city on the Yucatan peninsula. The annual forum, held by New Ventures Mexico, is…

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TISA Featured in Center for Health Market Innovations’ Highlights Publication

We are delighted that Tiendas de la Salud is featured in the Center for Health Market Innovations (CHMI)’s latest edition of Highlights.  This is an excellent publication that features 71 programs working in low- and middle-income countries to deliver better, more affordable care to the poor.  Linked Foundation is honored to be featured among such a group…

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Tiendas de la Salud (TISA) Video

For an informative summary of our efforts in Guatemala in conjunction with Mercy Corps and Farmacias de la Comunidad, please view the TISA video above.  To learn more about TISA – Guatemala, click here.

Tiendas de la Salud, Guatemala – A qualitative evaluation of a micro-pharmacy franchise

  The University of California, San Francisco’s Anna De La Cruz and Naomi Beyeler of The Global Health Group, published this extensive evaluation of our work in Guatemala with Tiendas de la Salud (TISA). In it, they discuss methodology, community wealth and education profiles, community healthcare contexts, and key programmatic elements for TISA’s impact and…

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TISA Guatemala – Family Participation

We wanted to share this very short video which illustrates how the whole family becomes vested in the success of TISA in Guatemala.

Center for Health Market Innovations Interview

Linked Foundation’s Executive Director Nancy Swanson and Mercy Corps’ former Senior Advisor of Social Innovations David Lehr were interviewed by the Center for Health Market Innovations’ Amanda Macchi about their Guatemala initiative, Tiendas de la Salud. Read the interview here: Bringing High-Quality Medications Closer to Salud’s Network of Health Stores

Featured in Stanford Social Innovation Review

We’re delighted that the SSIR has featured our initiative in Guatemala. Linked Foundation advisory team member David Lehr, authored this excellent summary of our efforts to improve the health of impoverished families in rural Guatemala. Making a Healthy Exit: In places like rural Guatemala, the quest to sustain a vital social enterprise often depends on…

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