Giannis Antetokounmpo Partners With Israeli Startup Antidote Health

While prices for food, gas and luxury items are typically less expensive in America than they are elsewhere, one of the most critical services – health care – can be prohibitively expensive.

Telemedicine company Antidote Health is trying to change that trend. In the interest of spreading the message that accessible, affordable healthcare is a fundamental human right, the firm has taken on professional NBA player Giannis Antetokounmpo as an ambassador.

The Greek-Nigerian player for the Milwaukee Bucks has joined Antidote because he believes in the company’s goals of promoting universally-available healthcare.

“I believe that every human being has the right to affordable quality healthcare, no matter their race, location or circumstance, which is why I am proud to join forces with Antidote Health,” said Antetokounmpo.

“My siblings and I grew up impoverished and marginalized. Though we had the support of loving parents, getting healthcare was a struggle. That’s why I empathize with the many Americans who can’t pursue their dreams because they can’t afford healthcare. Antidote Health can help this crisis.”

Along with taking on a role as ambassador for Antidote Health, Antetokounmpo has invested in the company with the understanding that the money is being used to help communities, including his own in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.