Spreading the benefits of technology
Seth is a scientific warrior using data to battle against the world’s injustices. His current mission is to end a little known but dramatic condition called Obstetric Fistula that effects the world’s most vulnerable women and girls in countries that are hard to reach. Fistula is a childbirth injury that occurs when a woman suffers a prolonged, obstructed labour. The injustice is that there are over 1 million women worldwide living with the condition.
Seth and his team have developed an innovative funding model that both effectively funds treatment on a case by case basis incentivising the doctors themselves to help identify and treat the victims.
Operation Fistula has designed a data collection and visualisation tool – the Global Obstetric Fistula Automated Registry (GOFAR) – that harnesses the power of cutting-edge business intelligence technologies to enable improved coordination and collaboration across the sector.
Judges admire the way that Seth has applied his extraordinary charisma and academic astuteness to tackle a problem that is blighting the lives of people who have slipped under the radar for so long.