You are merakoi
Over 95% of the world’s population has health problems.1 One in three adults worldwide live with multiple chronic conditions.2
1. ScienceDaily, 2015
2. WEForum, 2017
Truly patient-led healthcare that's better for everyone
Patients are the only reason healthcare companies exist. So why, so often, are patients the people least involved in creating solutions to improve their own lives?
The internet brought revolution. Patients were empowered to share their stories globally, to build communities to support one another and solve their unmet needs.
But there’s still a vast gap between these real-life patient experiences and healthcare systems.
Healthcare companies want to become more patient-led but they struggle to integrate the voices that matter. Patients want healthcare that better meets their needs’ but they’re often excluded from developing the solutions that would help them.
That’s what merakoi is changing.
Doing something with so much love, devotion, or creativity you leave a piece of your soul in it.
Key Online Influencer. Our patient experts are passionate advocates within their disease community, influencing the lives of patients every day.
The merakoi family
We’re a tight-knit virtual global team of dedicated, talented people with a clear
mission: to co-create healthcare solutions that help people better navigate life with a disease.
As well as our ‘corekois’ – scroll to learn more about us – we work with a vibrant
team of flexible workers and consultants who share our vision and values.
Together we make up the merakoi jigsaw – and we’re all an essential piece of the puzzle.
Our patient experts, the driving force
Our patient experts combine disease-specific personal experience with specialist professional experience that’s applicable to healthcare product development and marketing.
Our curated, highly-engaged network has hundreds of patient experts covering 17 countries and 59 disease areas – and is growing constantly (our network doubled year-on-year for the past three years.)
The management team
The values we live by
Our values aren’t just something we say. They’re the pillars of merakoi – we
wouldn’t exist without them. They’re at the core of everything we do: the clients we
work with, the projects we work on, and most important, how we work with patient experts.
They’re at the core of how we grow too. Using the ROSE (Return on Society and
Environment) framework to set strategic objectives, we measure success in terms of social impact.
Empathy and compassion are at the heart of merakoi. We act with calmness, integrity, and patience – especially at times of pressure.
Flexibility is central too. We co-create working arrangements that work for everyone, accommodating our patient experts’ unique needs, pressures, and priorities.
merakoi was founded from urgent curiosity, from a pioneering drive to create a better way of developing healthcare solutions that make a true difference for patients.
This curious mindset permeates our every action. We embrace new ideas and are excited to respectfully hear diverse perspectives. We
strive to learn constantly, to better serve the people around us.
Truly creating together is what sets merakoi apart. We work without hierarchy. Our team, healthcare companies, and our patient experts collaborate with radical trust, transparency, and equality to develop, design, and build healthcare solutions that have a profound impact for patients worldwide.
We believe in the power of many diverse voices, given the space, respect and trust to thrive.
It takes courage to be bold. It takes courage to be truly visionary and truly creative It takes courage to embrace a business model that
goes against the grain of what?s been done before.
We’re not afraid to experiment and fail – we’re urged on by our vision for a radically more effective, more sustainable healthcare ecosystem founded on collective experience.
Talk to us
Get in touch to learn more about our ethos, and explore how we could help your company become part of the patient-led future for healthcare.