At most times, we tend to ignore what good is in front of us and appreciate the work our fellow citizens do. Today we’ve gathered some of the mobile applications that are developed by young developers here in Uganda.
Researchers from the University of Birmingham are working with health partners in Brazil to combat the spread of Zika virus by deploying a pair of mobile DNA sequencing laboratories on a medical ‘road trip’ through the worst-hit areas of the country.
The Novartis Foundation is gathering experts across the public and private sectors to discuss digital health as an enabler to improve the quality of healthcare in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), and how to bring impactful digital health programs to scale. The two-day dialogue event, “Wired for impact: digital health at scale in low- and […]
Sarah Nancollas, CEO of Lepra, wrote for the Huffington Post about how her company uses mobile technology to fight leprosy.
People are increasingly using mobile technology to improve their well-being. This isn’t surprising, given that mobile technology is becoming more integral to people’s lives. In the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that 39% of American adults now use only mobile phones, which outweighs the 7% who use only landline phones by a 5-to-1 ratio.
“Our policy objective in the aid community, should be to end famine as we know it in our lifetime.” That was the challenge presented to us by Andrew Natsios, former Administrator, USAID, at Transforming Global Food Security, a series of discussions on preventing famine through improved technological innovation at the Center for Strategic and International Studies on May 11th.
India-based mobile health and fitness startup HealthifyMe has raised $6M in Series A funding led by IDG Ventures India, Inventus Capital and Blume Ventures.
A California startup is deploying a fleet of drones to deliver blood in rural Rwanda.