Alina Vision

Venture:
Alina Vision (formerly GlobalVision)

Founder:
Ben Midberry ’13BUS

Industry: 
Medical and health care

Venture Type: 
For-profit

What is the social or environmental issue being addressed?

The World Health Organization estimates that more than 90% of the blind live in the poorest parts of the developing world. Cataracts are the primary cause of blindness (51%), affecting an estimated 20 million people worldwide.

Innovation:

Alina Vision aims to accelerate the affordable eye care sector by drawing on the strategies that helped propagate the microfinance sector, where a global network of subsidiaries are set up with standardized operations and governance. Through a holding company structure, Alina Vision will establish and oversee the operations of a network of for-profit hospitals that will be commercially self-sustaining, scalable, and led by outstanding local medical professionals.

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