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  • Hannah Wasserman

    What an innovative system. It's amazing that such a small amount of money could have such a profound impact on a rural area. With this "telemedicine" component, what is the cost to the patient? Is it affordable for those who live on $1 or $2 a day?

    • Karen Oppenheimer

      We've been surprised to see how many of our patients come from the poorest families - about 50% of our clients come from the bottom most 2 economic quintiles - and this is the bottom two of Bihar, which is very poor. Often, the rural provider will charge the client in-kind, or not charge anything at all, but we've seen some very poor patients paying $0.25 or $2 for a consultation.

      • Hannah Wasserman

        Wow! That's awesome. For those who pay, it is a reminder of how valuable healthcare is to people.