Annie Theriault, managing partner, Cross Border Impact Ventures, a Canadian venture capital fund that seeks to be the preferred investor for transformative health technology companies with the potential of meeting the needs of women, children and adolescents across the globe. Guest bios: Assia Sidibe, program manager for the United Nations’ UNITLIFE, which is the UN’s initiative to fight chronic malnutrition in children through innovative funding. Keren Leshem, CEO of Ocon Healthcare, an Israel-based company that produces innovative intrauterine devices, IUDs.
Good health targets in SDG #3 that range from reducing maternal mortality rates, work against AIDS and achieving universal health care coverage. Pandemic has revealed the inequalities of access to quality health care and stalled progress toward the goal.Only 1% of venture capital funding goes toward women’s health, and children’s health has largely been ignored, too.The critical role venture capital can play in achieving more equitable access to innovative health care for women and children. In this episode you’ll hear about:
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Source Global VC report 2020
Inside the US’ epic first-quarter venture capital results United Nations SDG #3 information
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