Does it come in Hindi? — CureHunter, a must for India

We have blogged before about the Piramal Prize and its desire to incentivize people to develop innovations that will democratize healthcare. Well here is one that has emerged west of the Atlantic that needs to figure out a way to crossover to India. Kind of like a WebMD for your phone, the new mobile site of CureHunter lets you type in a drug or disease and find out immediately what the generally accepted use or therapy is.

While the importance of medical professionals cannot be understated, the ability to utilize a mobile phone to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of individuals simply screams rural applications. Someone quit your job and translate this software to Indian languages ASAP.

Piramal Prize — Help Democratize Healthcare

Anand Shah, the founder of Indicorps, along with the Ajay G. Piramal Foundation has established the  Piramal Prize whose goal is to

encourage and support bold entrepreneurial ideas which have a profound impact on access to higher standards of health for India’s rural and marginalized urban communities. The award recognizes high-impact, scalable business models that propose innovative solutions which directly or indirectly address India’s healthcare crisis. Entries may include, but are not limited to, innovations in service delivery, technology applications, health-related products, or mechanisms to address public health necessities such as potable water.

Initial steps for entry can be found here.