Jul 7, 2014
Since the term “data revolution” was brandished in the High-Level Panel report on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, there has been a flurry of activity to define, develop, and drive an agenda to transform the way development statistics are collected, used, and shared the world over. And this makes sense — assessing the new development agenda, regardless of its details, will need accurate data.
Jul 2, 2014
Cell phones have become ubiquitous even in the world’s poorest places. Now, researchers are using data collected by the devices to address third-world problems, according to a report provided exclusively to Fortune.
The report, produced by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in conjunction with strategy consulting firm Cartesian, argues that analyzing mobile data has the potential to improve the lives of the poor in many ways—from expanding access to banking services to tracking the spread of infectious diseases.
Jun 25, 2014
If 18,000 preschool kids and 800 moms were attending a World Cup game and they all died, no newspaper around the world would be silent. But that’s exactly what happens every day around the world: 18,000 kids die before they reach the age of five and 800 moms die during pregnancy or childbirth. The biggest tragedy is that in both of these cases, most of these deaths are preventable.
Jun 11, 2014
Learn about case studies in healthcare, strategies, and challenges for Big Data roll out and Enterprise Architecture.
Jun 10, 2014
The mHealth Summit announced it will host the Global mHealth Forum, a two-day co-located event, to focus on mobile and connected health in low and middle income countries (LMICs). The Global mHealth Forum, which will take place from December 10-11, 2014, is presented in partnership with the mHealth Working Group and USAID and will bring together public and private sector organizations to share the latest evidence, experiences and lessons learned on new applications and approaches in mHealth.
Jun 4, 2014
When Devex and PSI partnered to survey experts on what constitutes a “best buy” for global health, strengthening health systems rose to the top of the list.
Jan 1, 1970
This year, 16 countries will cease to get support from Gavi Alliance. The Gavi CEO, Dr Seth Berkley spoke to Elizabeth Merab on the need for African governments to take over financing and distribution of vaccines.
Jan 1, 1970
The Government of Tanzania’s Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC) and President’s Office, Regional Administration and Local Government (PORALG), in partnership with PATH, has launched the second phase of the Data Use Partnership (DUP).
Jan 1, 1970
WHO today announced the most wide-ranging reforms in the Organization’s history to modernize and strengthen the institution to play its role more effectively and efficiently as the world’s leading authority on public health. The changes are designed to support countries in achieving the ambitious “triple billion” targets that are at the heart of WHO’s strategic plan for the next five years: one billion more people benefitting from universal health coverage (UHC); one billion more people better protected from health emergencies; and one billion more people enjoying better health and well-being.