Kiah Williams is cofounder and director of SIRUM, a social venture solving America's high drug cost problem.

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Ten thousand people die every month in the United States, because they don't take medication they need. Kiah Williams cofounded SIRUM to address this problem. SIRUM takes unused, surplus drugs and delivers them to families who need them most, turning discarded medications into a lifeline. For her work at SIRUM, Williams has been recognized as a Fortune "40 Under 40," Forbes "30-Under-30 Social Entrepreneur" and one of America's 50 Most Influential Women by Marie Claire. Previously, she worked for the Alliance Healthcare Initiative at the Clinton Foundation. She earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from Stanford University and proudly hails from West Philadelphia.

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Hope, action, change: Notes from Session 5 of TED2020

June 19, 2020

Daring, bold, systems-disrupting change requires big dreams and an even bigger vision. For Session 5 of TED2020, the Audacious Project, a collaborative funding initiative housed at TED, highlighted bold plans for social change from Southern New Hampshire University, SIRUM, BRAC, Harlem Children’s Zone, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT), Project CETI and One Acre Fund. From aiding […]

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