VSI, Venture Strategies Innovations

Venture Strategies Innovations (VSI) is a nonprofit organization committed to improving women's health in developing countries by creating access to effective and affordable technologies on a large scale.

A solution at last

A solution at last
Dr Ndola Prata shows a package of misoprostol to traditional midwives during a training session. They are excited and relieved to have their first technology with the potential to dramatically reduce mothers' deaths from hemorrhage. (view small | med | large | orig)

Girl, waiting

Girl, waiting
A girl waits for her mother outside a rural hospital. Families may wait for days at the hospital gates while their loved ones are treated. (view small | med | large | orig)

Delivering drugs to save lives

Delivering drugs to save lives
Venture Strategies’ technical advisor, Dr Ndola Prata, shows misoprostol tablets to an Ethiopian traditional midwife. (view small | med | large | orig)

The women of Ethiopia

The women of Ethiopia
A beautiful Ethiopian woman at a clinic. (view small | med | large | orig)

Ethiopian countryside

Ethiopian countryside
Exquisite and isolated, this is part of the geographic challenge of delivering health care to remote villages typical of Sub-Saharan Africa. (view small | med | large | orig)