Dr. Gavin Armstrong

Founder & CEO, Lucky Iron Fish

Canada

Challenge: How Can We Help People Prevent, Detect, and Manage Chronic Diseases, Especially in Resource-Limited Settings? 

Solution: Lucky Iron Fish

The Lucky Fish is a carefully formulated health innovation that has been shown to substantially reduce instances of iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemia. Using a buy-one, give-one business model: people in the developed world buy a fish for themselves and provide a fish for distribution to a family in need in the developing world. The company has already distributed more than 100,000 fish.

About Gavin

Dr. Gavin Armstrong is committed impact entrepreneur. He is the Founder and CEO of Lucky Iron Fish, a social enterprise alleviating iron deficiency around the world using a simple health innovation. Through this role he was awarded the prestigious Forbes 30Under in 2016. A long-term activist against hunger and malnutrition, Armstrong is the first Canadian to receive the William J. Clinton Award and the Michaelle Jean Emergency Hunger Relief Award. He has also received a Silver Innovation Award from the Edison Foundation, and helped Lucky Iron Fish win multiple awards and accolades. Conscious Company Magazine featured Armstrong as one of the seventeen 'Rising Social Entrepreneurs' of the year and Town & Country named him one of the top philanthropists in the world along with Mark Zuckerberg and Matt Damon. In 2016 He was awarded with the Social Innovator of the Year Award from the Lewis Institute at Babson College.

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