Hospitals Beyond Boundaries (HBB) is a Malaysian social business that is on a mission to provide affordable healthcare to underprivileged communities in Cambodia.
Currently, Cambodia has one the highest infant mortality rates in the region: 26 out of every thousand newborn children die during the neonatal stage of birth, and among the babies that survive 14% perish before the age of 5.
HBB looks at healthcare beyond a conventional hospital and as such also stresses hygiene, nutrition and shelter. They are aided by social healthcare workers that are trained from the community itself to do home visits to assess pregnant mothers and children. High-risk mothers and children are admitted to an HBB’s clinic.
HBB’s social business model is such that for every 3 babies delivered and the services paid for by those who can afford standard fees, the profits are used to subsidise one child delivery for an underprivileged patient. The enterprise spreads awareness among customers by utilising a team of volunteers.
Having validated the chosen business model, HBB is now looking for investors to scale and build many more clinics in needy areas.