#154: Mohamed Kamara (InovCares) — Modernizing Healthcare for Women of Color

Lay of The Land

15-02-2024 • 47 minutos

Mohamed Kamara, founder and CEO of InovCares.


Grounded in a sobering reality: The United States has the highest rates of maternal mortality in the industrialized world. In May 2017, having lost both his sister and aunt to preventable pregnancy-related causes, Mo found himself in a place with the motivation and determination to confront this maternal mortality crisis head-on.


Mo ultimately founded InovCares to this end — to address the concerns of women of color who are, unfortunately, often dismissed in healthcare settings. Where in addition, many of them do not receive culturally humble and competent care that promotes trust between patients and providers. The cumulative effect of these dynamics is diminished confidence in healthcare, misdiagnosis, improper treatment, and, ultimately, worse outcomes for women of color and their babies — amounting to over $32B in total maternal morbidity costs across US births.


InovCares platform — which has already supported over 5,000 women of color with over 10,000 virtual consultations so far and is backed by organizations like Andreessen Horowitz TxO Fund, Ohio Impact Fund, and Jumpstart Foundry — is designed to minimize common barriers faced by pregnant and post-partum women by reducing costs, wait times and transportation needs, improving patient access to essential testing and prescriptions, providing a range of culturally competent specialists, and empowering and educating patients through easy access to online content.


Mo’s story is incredibly inspiring and it was a real pleasure to learn more about his journey so far.


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LINKS:

InovCares Website: https://www.inovcares.com/
Connect with Mo: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mohamedkamara/
InovCares on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/inovcares


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