OneWorld Health Fact Sheet
Co-founded in 2009 by Matt Alexander and Dr. Ed O'Bryan, OneWorld Health exists to provide quality, accessible healthcare to communities in need.
OneWorld Health is:
- Managing six state-of-the-art medical centers in Uganda and Nicaragua, all 100-percent financially self-sustaining after just 18 months of operation
- Expanding with one new facility under construction in Kijunjubwa, Uganda, on track to be completed in 2017
- Increasing access to healthcare by treating more than 165,000 patients to date with the help of more than 1,700 volunteers
- Employing 162 people working in the U.S. and abroad
OneWorld Health delivers quality, low-cost healthcare in the developing world through a revolutionary, long-term approach to medical intervention that reaches beyond relief work. Through focused efforts in Uganda and Nicaragua, OneWorld Health is bringing attention to healthcare problems in developing countries and advocating for a sustainable model that can break the cycle of disease for impoverished people around the world.
OneWorld Health increases accessibility to quality healthcare and empowers communities by:
- Developing funding partnerships to build medical centers and subsidize operations during the startup period
- Conducting local research and feasibility analyses to assess medical needs and establish an affordable pricing model for service
- Collaborating with local and national health officials to maintain regulatory compliance from planning to implementation
- Overseeing construction and equipping of each medical center
- Launching each medical center with local staff who receive ongoing training from U.S. board-certified medical professionals
In a world where nearly half the population lives on less than $2 per day (according to UN, 2016), socialized healthcare systems are overcrowded, poorly equipped and underfunded. In the U.S., there are an estimated 2 doctors for every 1,000 people, while in places like Uganda and Nicaragua that number drastically decreases to approximately 0.12 doctors for every 1,000 people. To the communities it serves in Uganda and Nicaragua, OneWorld Health is the only affordable, quality healthcare center available.