Ashoka Fellow
Netherlands
Fellow Since 2016
This description of Joost Van Engen's work was prepared when Joost Van Engen was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2016.
Introduction
By innovating a truly sustainable supply chain including the last-mile that is independent of national healthcare systems, Joost van Engen is creating sustainable access to essential medicines, hygiene products and supplements for low income families in remote areas, while at the same time providing health education and basic health consultation, contributing to the quality of their day-to-day lives, specifically for those in remote areas in low and middle income countries.
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