Stema is a not-for-profit research group pioneering alternative approaches to community health and sustainable development
The world spends $161bn per year on overseas development aid (OECD) - and yet half the world still lacks access to essential healthcare. How can this be?
Working in low resource settings across the globe, Stema has identified common challenges to sustaining healthy communities.
Too often, top-down decision makers struggle to implement successful interventions without a deep understanding of the local context.
Meanwhile, those at the frontline of health inequalities rarely have a stake in the decisions that affect them, and the informal health systems they already use are often overlooked.
If we want to break this pattern, we need to change how we design and deliver interventions - and rethink our understanding of health itself.
That's why Stema is leading research into Community Positive Health (CPH), a practical framework that draws upon innovations in health measurement, data science and participatory methods to place communities and planet at the center of more effective health interventions.
Our approach is informed by extensive fieldwork in low-resource settings around the world
Our work is supported by rigorous scientific research, in partnership with leading institutions, NGOs and charities on the ground.
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Stema is actively seeking collaborators in academia, technology and international development. If you'd like to participate in our mission to transform global health, get in touch.