We’re thrilled to share we’ve been selected for Fast Forward’s 2021 Accelerator! The only program focused exclusively on supporting tech nonprofits, the Accelerator will help us scale our impact through a $25K unrestricted grant, training from seasoned tech nonprofit entrepreneurs, and one-on-one mentoring with experts from top tech companies. Read the announcement here, and stay tuned for an invite to Demo Day, where we and our 10 peers in the program will pitch our solutions to a global audience.
We are in continuous effort to establish cooperations to deliver the HERA mobile health application to more refugee women. With this purpose, Dr. Aral Sürmeli, Coşku Arslanboğan and Ayşe Kaşıkırık from our team visited Esenyurt City Council and Esenyurt Municipality Foreign Relations Directorate on June 22.
During the meeting, our team gave a presentation titled “HERA: Mobile Health Platform for Increasing Vaccination and Prenatal Care for Syrian Mothers and Children Living under Temporary Protection in Turkey” and the parties discussed areas of cooperation. We would like to thank Esenyurt City Council and Esenyurt Municipality for their hospitality and support.
On June 20, we attended the “Open Door Meeting”, organized by the Global Equality and Inclusion Network (KAPI) on migration. The panel included representatives from municipalities, city councils, non-governmental organizations; academics and experts. Dr. Aral Sürmeli from HERA team gave a presentation titled “HERA: Mobile Health Platform for Increasing Vaccination and Prenatal Care for Syrian Mothers and Children Living under Temporary Protection in Turkey”.
Dr. Aral Sürmeli and Ayşe Kaşıkırık from HERA attended the program, along with refugee women, representatives of non-governmental organizations, and volunteers participating. Our team gave presentations titled “Refugee Women’s Problems in Accessing Health & Solutions”, and “The Importance of Mother and Child Health, and HERA Application”.
On June 10th and 11th, the HERA team participated in the “Migration Processes and Information and Communication Technologies in Turkey Workshop”. Jointly organized by the Association for Migration Research and Université de Neuchâtel, the assembly included representatives from many non-governmental organizations, experts, and academics. The CEO of our team, Dr. Aral Sürmeli gave a speech titled “HERA: A Mobile Health Platform for Increasing the Rate of Vaccination and Prenatal Checkups for Syrian Mothers and Children Living under Temporary Protection in Turkey”.
Boston, Massachusetts, July 9, 2020 – HERA Inc. has been named one of fifteen finalists for the European Investment Bank Institute’s Social Innovation Tournament with their innovative mobile health platform that helps Syrian refugees navigate the Turkish medical system
The EIB’s Social Innovation Project supports social entrepreneurs and helps recognize and promote initiatives and ideas that help shed light on social, environmental, and ethical issues in Europe. There are various projects that fall into various sectors including healthcare, education, circular economies, job training, and creation to name a few.
“We are thrilled to be one of the fifteen finalists in this highly competitive competition,” said Dr. Aral Surmeli, founder and CEO of HERA Inc. “We truly feel that with the support and guidance from the European Investment Bank’s mentorship program we will be able to scale HERA and reach thousands of refugees and provide lifesaving support.”
HERA mobile health application trainings continue. We held yet another training with Support to Life Association. We talked about the importance of vaccination, healthy pregnancy, and HERA mobile health application.
We thank all participants and Support to Life Association.