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4 Lessons From GSK, Save The Children’s Health Care Innovation Awards

Devex: 4 lessons on innovating for global health Ramil Burden, vice president of Africa and developing countries at GlaxoSmithKline “…Designed to identify those ideas born in developing countries that are saving children’s lives, the [GSK and Save the Children’s Healthcare Innovation Award] aims to give them a springboard to expand…

Health Messaging SMS Campaign Reaches 125K Pregnant Women, New Mothers In Tanzania

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Tanzania’s free SMS health campaign helps pregnant women, new mothers “…Since the campaign, Wazazi Nipendeni, ‘Parents Love Me’ in Swahili, was introduced three years ago, some 125,000 pregnant women have registered for the free text messages. More than five million text messages have been sent to subscribers,…

Information, Communication Technologies Can Help Frontline Workers Effectively Respond In Disease Outbreaks

USAID’s “Impact”: Fighting Ebola with Information Eric King, an innovation specialist with the U.S. Global Development Lab’s Digital Development Team, discusses how mobile technologies “empower local and international humanitarian responders to save lives by tightening the feedback loops between those who need help and those who can offer it…” He…

Relief Agencies Use Data From Mobile Technology To Inform Food Aid Decisions

Financial Times: Technology helps feed a hungry world “…Where people are facing hunger and malnutrition, a basic form of technology — the mobile phone — can be used to generate data that helps relief agencies make better decisions on where to distribute food aid…” (Murray, 5/20).

Gates Foundation Publishes Several Blog Posts Recognizing World Malaria Day

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Private Sector Innovates to Eliminate Malaria in Cambodia (Pratt, 4/20). Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Protecting Pregnant Women from Malaria — A Missed “Quick Win” (Buj, 4/21). Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Fake Antimalarials: How Big Is the problem?…

Electronic Communication, Monitoring Help Guinea In Efforts To End Ebola Epidemic

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: As Ebola Resurges in Guinea, So Do Government Efforts to Quash It Kayode Odusote, chair of the Foundation for Sustainable Health Development, discusses his trip to Guinea “to help the Ministry of Health roll out mHero, a new communication platform that connects health workers to health officials,…