Healthcare innovations and breakthroughs such as biotech tests and treatments, online diagnostics and handheld devices need to reach the markets in places where they can treat the poor at lower costs. Some businesses are just doing that, providing services to the base of the pyramid and making a difference in the lives of rural communities in unreachable places. Opportunities abide to services this most basic human right.

Other enterprises, while not focused on the bottom of the pyramid, provide innovative services or products that can help foster the reinvention of the traditional health care system.