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Simple Technological Solutions, Maternal Health Initiatives Critical To Achieve MDG5

Huffington Post: Access to Maternal Health Saved My Life and My Son’s Elizabeth Gore, entrepreneur in residence at Dell “…With simple technological solutions like RapidSMS and We Care Solar kits and programs like Girl Up, if the U.N. keeps this momentum going, I’m confident that they will meet their goal…

Public-Private Partnerships Can Improve Maternal, Child Health In Kenya

Huffington Post: Ending Maternal and Child Deaths in Kenya — The Private Sector Can Help Siddharth Chatterjee, UNFPA representative to Kenya, and Nicholas Muraguri, director of medical services at Kenya’s Ministry of Health “…The private sector has the resources, rigor, expertise, and innovative spirit needed to create new and more-effective…

Nations Must Implement Behavior Change Campaigns To Reduce Unnecessary Antibiotic Usage

Project Syndicate: Using Antibiotics Wisely Jim O’Neill, commercial secretary to the U.K. Treasury and chair of the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance “…According to the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance, which I chair, drug-resistant infections kill at least 700,000 people every year. By 2050, if nothing is done to address the problem,…

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).

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