Healthcare In The Neediest Place

To improve the health of vulnerable communities through sustainable healthcare efforts. We look beyond curative measures to help the poor.

Photo of Aisyah Ibrahim
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I confirm that I am fully aware of the eligibility criteria, and based on its description, I am eligible to apply to the CSV Prize 2017.

  • Yes, I'm eligible

Preferred language

  • English

Organization name

HOSPITALS BEYOND BOUNDARIES (HBB)

Year founded

2012

Initiative stage

  • Start-Up (a pilot that has just started operating)

Annual budget in 2017 (USD)

  • $50k - $100k

Number of beneficiaries impacted so far

  • 1,000 - 5,000

Organization type

  • Nonprofit, NGO, or citizen sector

Secondary Focus Area

  • Rural development

Headquarters location: Country

  • Malaysia

Headquarters location: City

Petaling Jaya

Location(s) of impact

Cambodia: Phnom Penh Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur, Tapah

Website

hbb.org.my

Facebook URL

https://www.facebook.com/HospitalsBeyondBoundaries/

Twitter URL

https://twitter.com/BeyondHBB

Problem: What problem is this initiative trying to address?

HBB wishes to be different by focusing not in short-term emergency interventions but in efforts that last a lifetime. That is why we carefully select the community we do our projects in. Before embarking on our first project in Cambodia, we have partnered and collaborated for months with a few Cambodian NGOs that not only attest to the need of a hospital there, but also willing to become lifetime partners to make our project sustainable in the long run.

Solution Summary: What is the proposed solution? What do you see as its most promising aspects for creating shared value?

When someone gets sick, we look beyond the disease itself. When someone is started on antibiotics for pneumonia we also start looking for holes on his house roof. When someone is treated for food poisoning we also start looking at how his foods are prepared. We believe that an epidemic of a disease is actually a twin epidemic of the disease itself and of poverty. We hope that by curing diseases, we also help to alleviate poverty. We do all this not by meddling in the community’s business, but by becoming part of the community itself. That is why collaboration with the local community is so essential for us. Who better understand the barriers towards health care other than the people living inside the community?

Financial sustainability plan: How is this initiative financially supported? How will you ensure its financial sustainability long-term?

Founded in 2012, Hospitals Beyond Boundaries (HBB) has been financially sustained through continuous fundraising and committed personal donors from Malaysia and all over the world. We have not yet apply for any grants nor corporate contributions, but we do collaborate with local corporates in Malaysia by running projects at HBB Clinic Phnom Penh, Cambodia and HBB Mobile Clinic, Medan Kasih Kuala Lumpur. The initial plan was we are still struggling and trying our best to sustain through social business that we just started in April 2017 by running a Maternity Health Centre (MHC) HBB Phnom Penh, Cambodia. But from the observation, we still have more poor patients to serve than the able patients to pay for the cost. As for the poor, we will provide the service for free.

Where did you hear about the Nestlé Creating Shared Value Prize?

  • Nestlé page or contact

Evaluation results

4 evaluations so far

1. Overall evaluation

5 - This idea rocked my world. It’s awesome! - 50%

4 - This idea seems really exciting. With a little more polishing, it’d be among my favorites. - 25%

3 - I think the idea is great, but it needs some work before it moves onto the next round. - 0%

2 - I liked it fine but preferred others. - 25%

1 - It didn’t make my heart beat faster. Needs significant revisions. - 0%

2. Innovation

5 - Absolutely, 100%! - 50%

4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 25%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 0%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 25%

1 - This entry is weak here - 0%

3. Social and/or Environmental Impact

5 - Absolutely, 100%! - 25%

4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 50%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 25%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 0%

1 - This entry is weak here - 0%

4. Financial sustainability

5 - Absolutely, 100%! - 50%

4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 50%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 100%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 0%

1 - This entry is weak here - 0%

Nothing stands out! I thought it was great. - 0%

5. Potential to Scale / Replicability

5 - Absolutely, 100%! - 50%

4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 25%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 25%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 0%

1 - This entry is weak here - 0%

6. Organizational Leadership

5 - Absolutely, 100%! - 25%

4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 50%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 0%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 0%

1 - This entry is weak here - 25%

7. Potential for Creating Shared Value

5 - Absolutely, 100%! - 25%

4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 50%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 25%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 0%

1 - This entry is weak here - 0%

23 comments

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Photo of Rachel Biderman

Very important project that unites poverty alliviation with health care for poor communities. Congrats !

Photo of Leena Irshaid

Very useful project..solving the problems is a grate value in the project..

Photo of Jonathan Litscher

Congratulations Aisyah, it looks like you are doing some great work in Cambodia and Malaysia. Looking at systemic root causes of illness is key in healthcare in that context. I wish you all the best for your project!

Photo of Mouhamadou Moustapha Seck

with my humble understanding and participation, I think they are talking about a public health system supported by an expanded concept of health. If they have not done so, seek to research the unique health system in Brazil called "SUS" and "The Obama Care" to understand the benefits and also the problems encountered in developing this model of assistance to populations, in order to perfectly improve your project because we need assistance with what you are proposing.

Photo of Aisyah Ibrahim

Thank you so much. You're completely right about public health system that we are trying to implement with. Is there anything that you are not sure with the brief explanation above, please let me know Mouhamadou Moustapha Seck . Regards

Photo of Mouhamadou Moustapha Seck

You are welcome and good luck. Whatever happen, you got everything to change a life of many and many people.

Photo of Aisyah Ibrahim

Thank you so much, Mouhamadou Moustapha Seck it means a lot to us in HBB!

Photo of Mouhamadou Moustapha Seck

You are welcom @Aisyah Ibrahim.

Photo of Ramy Elmery

Excellent. Great initiative. We all need that. Who can live without healthcare. Good Luck with the contest.

Ramy

Photo of KOSHIKA KRISHNA

Thank you so much Aisyah Ibrahi. I love your project making healthcare accessible is one of the most dire need of our century.

Photo of Prakash Tyagi

Dear Aisyah - thanks for your submission. It sounds like an interesting project. I could'nt be clear on your team? What does you team look like? Does it provide medical support? How do you provide long-term health support?

How does costing work for those wjo can payh and who cant, as you mentioned?

Thanks,

Prakash

Photo of Aisyah Ibrahim

Dear Prakash Tyagi 

Thank you for your feedback on our project. It means a lot to hear that from you!

To answer your enquiry, our team consists of 13 young professionals from the various background that consists of medical doctors, dentist, accountants and pharmacist. We do this mainly by recruiting supportive volunteers that always there for us since the beginning.

Yes, we do provide free medical support to those underprivileged people that are lacking with financial support to go for basic health check-ups & doctors consultation. But as for now, we don't have long-term health support yet since we are still at the beginning. We will just provide a referral letter for the patients to refer the specialist in general hospital for further check-ups.

I believe you were asking how do we identify the poor or able patients - for the last question, right? We do that by house visit. Usually, the poor patients will come to the clinic with the letter from the head village confirming that they are from the poor family. Other than that way, if they can't provide with a letter - our medical doctor will do the house visit for that.

I hope that explains a lot. Let me know if you have any other enquiry on our project. Thank you so much, Prakash.

Regards

Photo of Imani lubaba

Dear Aisyah
grad to see your great idea, but could you please show the impacts your project has reached so far

Photo of Aisyah Ibrahim

Dear Imani lubaba 

Thank you for your feedback. It means a lot from all of us in HBB.

To answer your enquiry, our projects run as a social business in Cambodia, while for the project in Malaysia we are doing it as a total charity. As I mentioned above in the financial section, we do sustain by asking for donations & continued fundraising - since HBB is still at new phase, we can't fully depends on the clinic that we run as a social business in Cambodia because we still have more poor patients to serve than those are able to pay. We do that by cross-subsidisation where 3 able patients will support one poor patient.

The impact of our project is mainly to help those underprivileged people in Phnom Penh, Cambodia by establishing the clinic there where we run as a social business, meanwhile the project in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia we have impacted more than 30 homeless patients monthly since November 2016 where we do it as a total charity. These are the main 2 groups impacted by far with our project.

I hope that explains our project. Let me know if you have any enquiry on our project. To make you understand more about HBB, you may go to our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/HospitalsBeyondBoundaries/

Have a nice day, thank you!

Regards

Photo of MCCALLUM Sophie

This looks like a great idea and a challenge that needs to be tackled urgently. However it is missing a lot of the sections and details to understand better how the project is run and its impact.

Photo of Aisyah Ibrahim

Dear MCCALLUM Sophie 

Thank you for your feedback. It means a lot from all of us in HBB.

To answer your enquiry, our projects run first as a social business in Cambodia, while for the project in Malaysia we are doing it as a total charity. As I mentioned above in the financial section, we do sustain by asking for donations & continued fundraising - since HBB is still at new phase, we can't fully depends on the clinic that we run as a social business in Cambodia because we still have more poor patients to serve than those are able to pay. We do that by cross-subsidisation where 3 able patients will support one poor patient.

The impact of our project is mainly to help those underprivileged people in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and street friends in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. These are the main 2 groups impacted by far with our project.

I hope that explains our project. Let me know if you have any enquiry on our project. To make you understand more about HBB, you may go to our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/HospitalsBeyondBoundaries/

Have a nice day, thank you!

Regards

Photo of Laila Risgallah

such a needed project. Great initiative

Photo of Aisyah Ibrahim

Thanks Laila Risgallah !

Photo of Laila Risgallah

you are very welcome. Keep up the good work

Photo of Bryan Raveen Nelson

Dear Aisyah Ibrahim,

I just went through your application and really liked your idea. Your project is a needed initiative for vulnerable communities. The idea in this project is very original and your effort is very genuine. Keep up the good work.

May I request some of your time to also evaluate the initiative constructed by our team because it lies in page three and up to now poor attention was received. To find the application, you will have to Select ‘‘PHASE> Prize entry’’. On the right section of page, under the heading ‘‘FOCUS AREAS’’ click on "WATER". Go to Page 3> Click "Evaluate" on application titled "Turning the tables for Temiar tribe of Malaysia". I would also appreciate if you either applaud us or leave a comment on our page if you deem us worthy.

Thank you very much.

Photo of Aisyah Ibrahim

Dear Bryan,

Thank you so much for your encouraging words! It means a lot to hear that from someone like you.

Sure, will go through your page as well.

Regards

Photo of Usman Javaid

So important to target the root cause of problems! prevention is the best cure after all.. Great work!

Photo of Aisyah Ibrahim

Thanks for your feedback!