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Franchising in the healthcare sector: The case of Child and Family Wellness clinics in Kenya
Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services

VIDEO: Fighting the Public Health Threat of Counterfeit Drugs
NewsHour (U.S. Public Broadcasting Service) features the Healthstore Foundation

The impact of a novel franchise clinic network on access to medicines and vaccinations in Kenya: a cross-sectional study
British Medical Journal

Franchising Can Do More to Stop Child Suffering, Death than WHO, Gates Foundation Combined
Franchising World

Healthstore Founder Awarded International Franchise Association Entrepreneur of the Year

CFW Clinics in Kenya: To Profit or Not for Profit
Harvard Business School

VIDEO: World Health Organization Profiles CFWShops

VIDEO: Acumen Profiles Dorah, a CFWShops Franchisee

NOW with David Brancaccio 
Emmy Award-winning PBS documentary featuring HealthStore’s work in Kenya.

Global Health News

In the World of Life-Saving Drugs, a Growing Epidemic of Deadly Fakes
February 2007, NY Times
Fake drugs for infectious diseases kill tens of thousands each year.

Fake Drugs Kill the Poor
December 2007, Economic Affairs

Harvard Business Review
December 2006
HealthStore featured in Harvard article on disruptive innovation.

The Other War
December 2006, Wall Street Journal
2006 was a year of progress on AIDS and malaria thanks to new thinking about how foreign aid can best be spent.

The Bellagio Forum for Economic Development
March 2006, THE FORUM
HealthStore’s micro-franchise model featured in the magazine of the Bellagio Forum for Sustainable Development.

What Works: HealthStore’s Franchise Approach to HealthCare
November 2005
Columbia Business School students feature HealthStore’s micro-franchise model in a case study.

HealthStore Is a Finalist in Ashoka Competition
October 2005
One of 13 finalists, HealthStore shines in contest for “market-based strategies that benefit low-income communities.”

Gates Foundation Commits to Malaria Research
October 30, 2005
The Gates Foundation has announced three grants totaling $258 million for the development of a malaria vaccine, new drugs, and mosquito control methods.

Coartem Most Effective Malaria Treatment
April 2005, Medical News Today
New study suggests that artemisinin-based combination therapies (available from Novartis as Coartem) most effective for areas of high resistance.

Net Profit
March 2005, Fast Company
Olyset mosquito bed nets feature a dramatically better pesticide mechanism and an expected lifetime five times that of existing nets.