In a world of medical miracles, we need to go the last mile
Six million children still die each year for want of simple health solutions that cost less than a cup of coffee.
Chuck Slaughter Founded Living Goods in 2007 which is building the ‘Uber of health delivery’ for the poor enabling more than 5 million people in Africa to call for life-saving care delivered to their doors. Living Goods’ networks of ‘Avon-like’ health entrepreneurs go door-to-door teaching families how to improve their health and selling life-changing products, like treatments for malaria and diarrhoea, fortified foods, clean cook stoves, and solar lights. The model is reducing child mortality by over 25% at an annual cost of under $2 per person. He founded TravelSmith, a leading travel wear company, and grew it to over $100 million in catalogue and online sales. In affiliation with Golden Gate Capital he also participated in the acquisition and turnaround of major consumer brands with combined sales over $2 billion. He also received an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, a Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, and is a World Economic Forum Social Entrepreneur of the Year.