Global Partners in Beta

The following are some of the organizations from multiple countries that have chosen to participate in tuvuga’s first beta. In this “help us help you” partnership, our friends will help provide insights to help us further innovate for better user experience, all within their needs of global connection, addressing cultural nuances and improving operational processes. So we thank them in advance for their time, cooperation and faith in tuvuga’s potential to change their world for the better. 

Patient Power

Patient Power® is a service of Patient Power, LLC, based in Seattle with team members around the world. Patient Power was founded by two health communications pioneers, Andrew and Esther Schorr. They previously founded, a leader in support for people with chronic illnesses and cancer. Patient Power® is devoted to helping you, the cancer patient or survivor and your family through knowledge, to get the best medicine and return to or maintain good health.

Bridge Kids International

Bridge Kids International, Inc, is a global non-profit organization helping young people of Africa and the African Diaspora, aged 13-25, unleash their social entrepreneurial spirits to solve economic development, education, environmental, girls’ rights, and health challenges and build sustainable communities.  Additionally, Bridge Kids promotes cultural production (arts) and positive inter-group relations. Bridge Kids links youth and young adults of Africa and the African Diaspora for the purposes of friendship, cooperation, and individual and community empowerment, implementing the idea of dynamic global citizenship.


CapraCare, Inc. was founded in April of 2009 to address many of the health dilemmas faced by students in the rural community of Fonfrede, near Les Cayes, Haiti’s third largest city. We began by providing preventive health care for children through the use of vaccines as well as providing low-threshold mental health education and counseling.  When medical personnel were available, we would also provide basic medical care to the people living in Fonfrede and the nearby communities.

Our Focus on Cervical Cancer Because of the high incidence of cervical cancer, which is caused by the HPV virus, we decided in 2015 to expand our Mission and Vision to include preventive health care for women, with an emphasis on reproductive health, beginning with a focus on cervical cancer.

International Alliances of Patient’s Organizations (IAPO)

The global voice for patient-centred healthcare. IAPO is a unique global alliance representing patients of all nations across all disease areas and promoting patient-centred healthcare across the world. We have 276 member organizations from 71 countries representing 50 disease areas. Its vision is to see patients placed at the centre of healthcare. Its mission is to help build patient-centred healthcare worldwide.

Sociedad Latinoamericana y del Caribe de Oncología Médica (SLACOM)

SLACOM (Latin American & Caribbean Society of Medical Oncology) was formed to improve global cancer control, working toward a future where cancer is prevented, detected earlier and/or properly treated and cured for patients all over the world, following effective guidelines of global cancer treatment. SLACOM’s long term goal is to build and maintain a strong professional Latin American Medical Oncology Society which will help deliver to that mission.

What people are saying about tuvuga


“Working in the international health arena, I can say the most important factor of success and progress is the ability to make and sustain relationships.  These relationships are with people who share challenges, experiences, values – but who often do not share the same language.  tuvuga doesn’t just break down language and relationship barriers, it builds a community that can share ideas, solve problems, connect and unite people in ways that have never existed before.”

Karin Hohman President, Strategic Health Concepts

“We’ve all witnessed the power of the patient community. Imagine being able to connect those patients across the globe. People affected by cancer and other all-too-common conditions can tell their stories in a way that moves a wide audience, and realize their shared experiences in a way that offers better hope and understanding of their disease. This is critical in my work mobilizing survivor advocates. We need these collective voices to help people everywhere relate to the cancer journey and address the burden, accordingly. I embrace the promise of tuvuga and the patient-centered platform it creates.”

Loyce Pace Executive Director , Global Health Council

“tuvuga, by providing instantaneous translations of languages, will enable individual and group conversations that have the potential to exponentially improve health and health care across the globe. People with, or at risk of developing, a chronic disease will be able to connect with anyone anywhere in the world to share information about their condition, its symptoms and their course(s) of treatments.  They also will learn how to be effective participants in setting research priorities, joining a clinical trial and advocating for more research and better care. tuvuga will foster communications between individuals, organizations, businesses and governments — communications that will rapidly expand knowledge, connections, and progress.”

Myrl Weinberg Immediate Past Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Council

“Telamon Insurance & Financial Network has always been there for customers and are always on a lookout for new ones to whom we can be of service. A platform such as tuvuga will help create a viable customer service portal that can help educate and create awareness among our existing customers regarding new products and service enhancements of the seemingly complex insurance industry. Additionally, tuvuga could also help us grow our customer base by reaching out to non-English speakers in a meaningful and culturally empathetic way without the barrier of language.”

Michael Susco President, Telamon Insurance & Financial Network
“As a physician, I believe tuvuga will revolutionize health care to a truly patient-centric system. tuvuga provides real time translation between multiple languages allowing patients to share their experience and treatment protocols world wide; without the barrier of language.  Physicians and Pharma will benefit as well; allowing for delivery of better health care, especially in developing nations. We live in the Information Age and patients the world over will enjoy unfettered access to health care information and allow them to direct their treatment and wellness like never before. 
Scott W. Organ, MD Orthopaedic Surgeon – Sports Medicine Specialist

Cultural and linguistic competence is paramount for a successful cancer journey for Latinos and all racial/ethnic populations. I am impressed by how much Tuvuga takes the sentiment and amplifies it to help overcome typical barriers and connect people from all sides of the cancer journey, from patients and their families to healthcare providers and their teams, to researchers and academics, clinical trial organizers, and more. This is a fantastic place for people to share stories and resources from all backgrounds and all walks of life, in culturally and linguistically meaningful ways.

Amelie G. Ramirez, MPH, DrPH Professor of epidemiology and Biostatistics , The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Selamat Sejahtera Semua! Saya harap semua berada dalam keadaan sihat selalu. 
That is Bahasa Malaysia which means, “Greetings Everyone, hope that all of us is in good health, always!”
My name is Arif Effendi and I am the founder of a boutique communication agency called Cipta Asia, which means Create Asia.
I am excited, to say the least, about the prospects of what tuvuga can offer for all of us here in Malaysia. For one, it provides a unique platform for anyone with specific interests to share, acquire and interact with one another. Hence, it benefits our multilingual Malaysian society more so because of the universal understanding that it brings, plus the immense potential of finding the best solution possible based on the interactive features it provides. 
Additionally, due to its unique global capabilities, corporations and businesses will achieve better success as it offers “integrated” and border-less opportunities to market products and services without barriers. tuvuga’s unique features just cuts across all languages for common appreciation of content on offers. 
I can’t wait for tuvuga to happen as it is an endless opportunity for everyone, especially for organisations with offerings that have greater cause and meaning, which brings out the altruist in all of us.
Arif Effendi Founder & Executive Director at CiptaAsia Worldwide