2020 is set to be a defining year for Noor Medical. After countless product iterations, expert interviews, and feedback from medical professionals in the field, we’re on the cusp of testing our newest Hybriclave iteration with sterilization technicians at partner healthcare clinics in Uganda. Our latest Hybriclave version is the most versatile yet, with integrated battery backup capability and the ability to utilize multiple energy inputs. It’s gotten smarter as well and can communicate data regarding sterilization conditions to mobile devices and the cloud — while offering critical user information on proper sterilization processes and techniques.

At Noor Medical, we…


We are delighted to have been nominated for the 5th Next Economy Award of the German Sustainability Award. The Stiftung Deutscher Nachhaltigkeitspreis e.V. awards the prize in cooperation with the German Council for Sustainable Development and the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag, DIHK)

We are grateful that this year our start-up has been nominated within the ‘people’ category. For us, this means that our vision to reduce surgical site infections in low and middle income countries has been acknowledged by the aforementioned organizations and their officials as a pressing situation that needs to…


Narte-Adjoka Nartey joins the Noor Medical vision to improve healthcare in rural regions in Sub-Sahran Africa

“Safe Surgery Anywhere” was the tagline that stirred up my interest and willingness to be part of the Noor Medical team’s vision. I am Narte-Adjoka Nartey, a 29-year old Ghanaian on the verge of completing my Master’s Degree in Environmental Governance at the University of Freiburg. Since late January 2019, I was given the opportunity to join the Noor Medical Team as an intern, focusing on medical compliance and regulation for the solar-hybrid Autoclave within the Sub-Saharan Africa Region.

Narte-Adjoka Nartey from Ghana

My experience so far has…


Healthcare–associated infections affect patients, doctors and visitors of healthcare facilities. The incidence of these infections arises not only during hospitalization and treatment, but may also occur after the discharge of patients. Thus, there exists a considerable health risk for patients as well as care workers within the time spent in health institutions.¹

Determinants for healthcare related infections include inappropriate environmental conditions, poor infrastructure, the number of patients as well as deficiencies in procedural guidelines for hygiene practices and infection control measures.

Koyom Hosptial — Noor Medical partner clinic in Chad

History of sterilization as control measure

Historically, sterilization by heat has been used in early medical practices, dating back…


Noor Medical, a startup based in Freiburg, Germany, has progressed through the world’s largest social-impact business accelerator, the Hult Prize, and will present their work at the United Nations headquarters in New York City on September 15th 2018.

Noor Medical’s mission is to increase humanity’s access to equitable healthcare. By providing medical equipment to sterilize medical instruments, with capability to work in a variety of operational contexts, they are working towards improving the provision of safe surgery in rural and off-grid medical clinics. Over 1.5 billion people in the world lack access to medical clinics with capable surgical instrument sterilization…


Noor Medical gratefully received news that it would be receiving financial support for their upcoming field trials from both the organization “Verband der Freunde” and it’s foundation “Maria Ladenburger Stiftung” as well as the foundation “Neue Universitätsstiftung”.

For the last 65 years Verband der Freunde Stiftung has supported young scientists at the University of Freiburg; the organization is guided by the motto “Studierende fördern und die Universität unterstützten” (Promoting students and supporting the university). The Maria Ladenburger Stiftung, founded in 2018 is a foundation within this organization, supports international students and developing projects abroad.

Neue Universitätsstiftung is a foundation founded…


Enock Musasizi, engineer at Noor Medical, grew up in a village in Uganda and first moved to the city for his studies. It was there in Kampala where, on a scholarship from the government provided for the best students, he studied mechanical engineering at Makerere University. Currently, Enock is a trainer at Vivo energy where he supervises the business and trains the technical representatives. On the side, he follows his passion for finding engineering solutions to local problems and runs a workshop during the evenings after work with a team of young people from the surrounding area.

Our mission is…


Two of the Noor Medical team members participated in the Master of Environmental Governance (MEG) module “Leadership & Social Entrepreneurship” last year. Now the Noor Medical team gave a workshop for the new generation of MEGies telling them about their experience building a startup.

The co-founders presented the story of their startup, including the steps they took taking it from just an idea to the 7 person team it is today. Topics include the considerations graduate students must account for when deciding to build a company, team dynamics and specific challenges related to the healthcare field in rural areas.

As…


In December 2017 the Noor Medical Team developed the vision to improve humanity’s access to equitable healthcare via the development of hybrid autoclaves. During that process, Saji Zagha, CMO at Noor Medical, spotted a video on Youtube of Enock Musasizi explaining his solar collector prototype for steam generation which he designed during his time at University.

Seeing an opportunity to collaborate, Saji quickly contacted him on Whatsapp and set up a Skype Call between the Co-founders of Noor Medical and Enock, our Ugandan engineer. …


In September 2015 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York the 17 Sustainable development goals (SDGs) with their 169 targets were created in order to “shift the world onto a sustainable and resilient path”.

The SDGs were developed as a follow up to the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) and provide a universal agenda integrating and balancing the three pillars of sustainable development — economic, social and environmental sustainability.

The overarching aim of the SDGs is to transform the world by 2030 in sustainable way — providing targets for the eradication of poverty, hunger and gender inequality as well as…

Noor Medical — Safe Surgery Anywhere

Noor Medical improves humanity's access to equitable healthcare

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