Emergency healthcare for all

Shaffi Mather, Founder of MUrgency

22 Dec 2017

90% of the world’s population still do not have reliable emergency response.

  • MUrgency is a cloud platform and mobile application which connects people facing a medical emergency with the nearest validated medic.
  • 90% of the world’s population, or 6.25 billion people, still do not have access to a reliable emergency medical response. This means people die because help doesn’t reach them in time.
  • Shaffi came up with the idea, after his mother choked in her sleep. She survived but sitting outside the hospital, he wondered why India didn't have a 911-style emergency ambulance service.
  • He set up that service, starting in Mumbai, after studying at the London School of Economics and volunteering with London Ambulance Service; they now have thousands of ambulances and staff, and say a first responder will arrive in under 10 minutes.
  • Shaffi is a serial entrepreneur, lawyer and public policy analyst. He became a WEF Young Global Leader in 2011 and has won various entrepreneurship awards.

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