Uhmpang Hospital had noticed that well-to-do city-dwellers tended to have a lot of unused medicines and prescriptions. Those meds could be used by less well-off patients. The challenge was to bring the two together, the discarded pills and the people who could use them.
Over 100,000 packages of the Cure Pack were produced at a cost of less than $6,000 USD. The average cost was only $0.067 dollar/person but the medicine sent back was beyond price. Returned meds have already helped over 25,000 patients at Umphang Hospital.
Being poorly-funded, Umphang Hospital needed a platform idea to help them recruit free medicines from as many people as possible.
The solution was to forward the meds. When medicines were dispensed by the pharmacies, they were placed in a paper bag. What if the bag doubled up as an envelope, which could be mailed back to Umphang Hospital with any leftover pills or treatments?
The Cure Pack was distributed to hospitals and pharmacies around Bangkok.