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Gates Foundation, PATH Support Initiative To Improve Health Data Systems In Tanzania

Devex: Can data drive better health outcomes in Tanzania? “…[Bill Gates] of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation [recently visited Tanzania] — where he has traveled with his wife and co-chair Melinda many times — in part to see the BID Initiative. Led by the global health organization PATH and…

Mobile Technology Can Help Improve Health Care Access For Mothers, Children

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Bridging the maternal health care divide with mobile technology Joakim Reiter, group external affairs director at Vodafone “About 830 women around the world die each day due to pregnancy or childbirth complications. The suffering is completely unnecessary but this is where mobile technology can help. … USAID…

‘Fake News’ Fuels Dangerous Mistrust Of Vaccines, Could Enable Outbreaks

Wired U.K.: Fake news and distrust of science could lead to global epidemics Heidi Larson, director of the Vaccine Confidence Project (VCP) at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and Peter Piot, director of LSHTM “Vaccines are one of the most important scientific inventions of all time, preventing…

Technology Applied In Partnership With Communities Can Help Advance Public Health

Global Health NOW: Lifesaving Tech Support Jennifer Ryan Crozier, president of the IBM Foundation “…Around the world, information technology can make a life-or-death difference for communities facing urgent public health challenges. By making it easier to collaborate and analyze data, communities have a powerful tool for improving health — especially…

More News In Global Health

Boston Globe: BU study raises prospect of earlier diagnosis of deadly Ebola virus (Finucane, 3/28). Devex: Ending FGM/C requires individualized approaches, says Population Council (Lieberman, 3/29). Devex: Long Story Short #7: Inside the Commission on the Status of Women (Lieberman, 3/28). EURACTIV: Africa takes steps to make medicine more affordable…

More News In Global Health

BBC News: Why mums-to-be are fleeing Venezuela (Watson, 5/18). Deutsche Welle: What good is AI for UN Development Goals? (Abbany, 5/16). Devex: More than 30 million people were internally displaced in 2017, report shows (Lieberman, 5/18). Reuters: Death toll from listeria outbreak in South Africa rises to more than 200…

PATH Introduces Mobile Diagnostic Test For River Blindness

Forbes: Tech’s Next Challenge In Global Health: Tools, Not Apps “…Health apps are growing by the day. But, beyond apps, we need diagnostic tools that are easy, portable, and reliable, according to PATH, the Seattle-based non-profit working on global health challenges. … This month, PATH produced a new tool for…

Blog Post Outlines 10 Top Global Health Issues For 2015

Humanosphere: 10 Global health issues to watch in 2015 In a guest post, Margarite Nathe, senior writer for IntraHealth International, outlines 10 top global health issues for 2015, including mental health, cancer, HIV/AIDS, family planning, mobile technology, global health security and surveillance, war and civil unrest, Ebola, the post-2015 development…