New Device Tests Blood at a Fraction of the Time and Cost of a Lab

Alyssa GovindanNews Around Global Health

A new device named “Lab on Chip” has been developed in Canada and can test blood samples on the spot for measles and rubella. Researchers are hopeful that the device will soon be able to test for a wide range of infectious diseases. Taking advantage of the technology known as microfluidics, the device is able to move a drop of … Read More

Alyssa GovindanNew Device Tests Blood at a Fraction of the Time and Cost of a Lab

Partner Spotlight: Documentary Minutes to Die Reveals Global Snakebite Crisis

Alyssa GovindanNews

“No person should be condemned to a life of poverty simply because they were unfortunate enough to have been bitten by a snake,” says Dr. David Williams, a scientist featured in the documentary film Minutes to Die. Yet that’s happening to many people across Sub-Saharan Africa, India, and other tropical and sub-tropical regions, where the cost of antivenom treatment can … Read More

Alyssa GovindanPartner Spotlight: Documentary Minutes to Die Reveals Global Snakebite Crisis

Innovations in Global Health: Primary Mobile Med International Helps Open 3,000 Medical Clinics Across Ghana

Alyssa GovindanNews

Primary Mobile Med International Helps Open 3,000 Medical Clinics Across Ghana In regions where health infrastructure is subpar, one efficient substitute to building hospitals is to implement mobile medical clinics (MMCs). These mobile clinics offer patients a way to access medical care when hospitals or health services are not easily accessible or available. Compared to building traditional brick-and-mortar hospitals, it … Read More

Alyssa GovindanInnovations in Global Health: Primary Mobile Med International Helps Open 3,000 Medical Clinics Across Ghana

Innovations in Global Health: Greenmash: Utilizing Data to Better Fight Disease

Alyssa GovindanNews, Newsletter

NGOs in low resource countries face numerous challenges in launching, monitoring and evaluating programs. Often data collection and data quality issues affect everything from accurately identifying community needs to creating appropriate response strategies. Once programs are launched, there is little to no visibility into the program, making timely monitoring and adjustments impossible. When the final program data is collected and … Read More

Alyssa GovindanInnovations in Global Health: Greenmash: Utilizing Data to Better Fight Disease

Innovations in Global Health: Strengthening public health supply chains through private sector integration: Lessons from Senegal

Alyssa GovindanNews, Newsletter

By Dr. Mary-Ann Etiebet, Executive Director, Merck for Mothers Fatou Binetou Badji, a midwife and head nurse at a Senegalese medical center, recalls a time when she had to have tough conversations with patients who would come in to her facility, only to find out their preferred contraceptive method was not available.  “It was very difficult when a patient already … Read More

Alyssa GovindanInnovations in Global Health: Strengthening public health supply chains through private sector integration: Lessons from Senegal

Innovations in Global Health: Beacon Emergency Dispatching for Community First Responders

Alyssa GovindanNews, Newsletter

Trek Medics International is a non-governmental organization dedicated to improving emergency medical systems in communities with unreliable access to emergency care and transport through innovative mobile phone solutions. Trek Medics’ approach is based on the principle that emergency medical services (EMS) utilized in the wealthiest nations aren’t easily implemented in low- and middle-income countries – primarily owing to under-developed infrastructure … Read More

Alyssa GovindanInnovations in Global Health: Beacon Emergency Dispatching for Community First Responders

Innovations in Global Health: Interswitch Health Solutions

Ian MatthewsArticle, News

A new series featuring promising product or service innovations in global health When it comes to healthcare, Nigeria is faced with several challenges. These include everything from lack of adequate technology infrastructure and high operational costs to the manual submission and processing of health claims. Simply put, Health Insurers and Providers don’t have the capacity to manage the multiplicity of … Read More

Ian MatthewsInnovations in Global Health: Interswitch Health Solutions

Innovations in Global Health: Augmented Infant Resuscitator Empowers Birth Attendants to Save Newborns

Ian MatthewsArticle, News

A new series featuring promising product or service innovations in global health In October of 2012, CAMTech and GBCHealth hosted an inauguration event for CAMTech in Manhattan. On the weekend following this event, CAMTech and MIT H@cking Medicine hosted a Hackathon at Massachusetts General Hospital where Dr. Data Santorino, a Pediatrician and national trainer for Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) in Uganda, requested a way to quantitatively test the … Read More

Ian MatthewsInnovations in Global Health: Augmented Infant Resuscitator Empowers Birth Attendants to Save Newborns

Social Innovation Summit

Margaret ArbogastEvent

Business Innovation Meets Social Transformation The Social Innovation Summit is an annual event taking place in Chicago, that represents a global convening of black swans and wayward thinkers. Where most bring together luminaries to explore the next big idea, we bring together those hungry not just to talk about the next big thing, but to build it. http://www.socinnovation.com/ehome/index.php?eventid=213468& 

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Innovations in Global Health: Fio Market Solutions for Frontline Health Workers

Ian MatthewsNews

A new series featuring promising product or service innovations in global health Fio is a global leader at the confluence of key forces reshaping healthcare: decentralization of care; mobile smart technology; big data aggregation; artificial intelligence; predictive analytics and insight; performance-based funding; and globally affordable, inclusive solutions. Fio innovated and globally markets a solution, Fionet, consisting of AI-powered, hand-held smart-devices, … Read More

Ian MatthewsInnovations in Global Health: Fio Market Solutions for Frontline Health Workers