When Alberto Cairo, head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) orthopedic program in Afghanistan received the Henri Dunant medal in 2013 for his work in Afghanistan, he expressed one wish: to dramatically expand access to physical rehabilitation services for those in need. The ICRC reports that on average only 10 percent of the 90 million people with physical disabilities who need a mobility device worldwide have access to one today.

As one remedy, the ICRC introduced an innovative form of public-private partnership in September 2017 to finance the construction and operation of three new physical rehabilitation centers in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali, and Nigeria.

Read the full story on the Stanford Social Innovation Review’s website here.