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Registration Data, Digital Health Tools Critical To Eliminate Mother-To-Child HIV Transmission

Devex: How real numbers can eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV Patricia Mechael, principal and policy lead at HealthEnabled and faculty member at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies “…The simple act of registering pregnant women — and their newborn children — within the health system is providing the…

Technology, Innovation Playing Role In Ebola Recovery, Research Into Treatments

Fast Company: Meet Two Sisters Taking On The Ebola Aftermath In West Africa “…In this post-Ebola recovery time, [There Is No Limit Foundation’s (TINLF)] goal is to rebuild health systems in Guinea and other parts of West Africa through strategic partnerships with hospital administrations, supplying health care facilities with medical…

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,…

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