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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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Jul 7, 2014

Delivering on the Data Revolution in Sub-Saharan Africa

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.

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Jul 2, 2014

Helping the world’s poor, via cell phones

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.

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Jun 25, 2014

Let’s Use Evidence-Based Interventions to Save the Lives of Children and Mothers

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.

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Jun 11, 2014

AeHIN Hour on “Big Data: Applicatons and Opportunities in Healthcare”

Learn about case studies in healthcare, strategies, and challenges for Big Data roll out and Enterprise Architecture.

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Jun 10, 2014

mHealth Summit Partners with mHealth Working Group and USAID to Launch Global mHealth Forum

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.

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Jun 4, 2014

How innovative finance can pay for global health ‘best buys’

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.

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Jan 1, 1970

BERKLEY: African countries should take charge of vaccine distribution chains

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.

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Jan 1, 1970

PATH celebrates the extension of its digital health partnership with the Government of Tanzania

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).

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