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Aug 6, 2014

Dimagi and Grameen Foundation host first MOTECH Suite workshop – Applications due this Friday, August 8th.

If your organization or institution is interested in using cutting edge mobile phone technology, come and find out how to innovate and improve your programs! On August 27th, 28th, and 29th, MOTECH Suite will be hosting a workshop at The Kofi Annan Center for Excellence in ICT in Accra, Ghana.

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Aug 4, 2014

Travel Scholarships for MAMA’s In-Country Learning Workshop Timor-Leste

MAMA Global is excited to announce that it is accepting applications for travel scholarships to its 2nd annual in-country Mobile Messaging for MNCH Workshop. This year’s workshop will take place in Timor-Leste, October 22nd-October 24th 2014, in coordination with Health Alliance International and the Liga Inan program and with participation of the MAMA programs in South Africa, Bangladesh and India.

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Jul 30, 2014

MTS India to send 9 million SMSs on immunization alerts

MTS India has partnered with Responsenet to create awareness on immunization against whooping cough, measles, diphtheria, Hib infection, pertusis, tuberculosis and tetanus.

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Jul 30, 2014

Innovation knows no borders: Delivering on the health MDGs

Despite our progress, far too many people — mainly women and children — are compromised or killed by diseases that we can prevent.By building on the experience of the MDGs and tapping new sources of innovation, particularly in poorer countries, we are poised to change history.

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Jul 24, 2014

African Content Award: Best Practices in Mobile Applications for Africans-by Africans – Deadline: July 30th

The African Development Bank has launched a special award to recognize creativity in the best mobile applications. This award is set up to promote innovation, creativity and collaboration within the continent, so entries are restricted to African individuals and organizations.

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Jul 22, 2014

Time for a revolution in reporting of global health data

Writing in The Lancet, Richard Horton has identified three revolutions in global health: the first in metrics, the second in accountability, and the third in quality of health care. The time is right for the fourth revolution: new global standards to make available the data, methods, and models used in global health estimates of incidence, prevalence, mortality, and morbidity to enable replication, setting in motion a new era in global health research. Only then will we ensure transparency, intensify scrutiny, and create accountability in global health.

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Jul 22, 2014

Technology-based mobile health takes off in developing countries

Accessible healthcare solutions that use just a mobile phone are being used simultaneously by patients in both developing and developed markets.

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Jul 21, 2014

African Moms Go Digital for Better Healthcare

A new initiative that aims to improve maternal and child health and nutrition in sub-Saharan Africa is being launched in September 2014 using digital technology. Gemalto, a digital security company, is partnering with the mobile telecommunications association called Groupe Speciale Mobile Association (GSMA).

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Jul 17, 2014

Immunization coverage reaches 84%, still short of 90% goal

More than 111 million infants received vaccines in 2013 to protect them from deadly diseases. These infants account for about 84% of the world’s children, but an estimated 21.8 million infants remained unvaccinated, according to new estimates from WHO and UNICEF.

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Jul 14, 2014

MOTECH Suite workshop: August 27-29 in Accra, Ghana

Dimagi and Grameen Foundation are hosting the first ever MOTECH Suite workshop from August 27-29 in Accra, Ghana. The goals of the workshop are to build a community of mobile health implementers in Ghana, share best practices & strategies for mHealth projects running at scale, and enable participants to be leaders in mHealth within their organizations.

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