Navigation Links
Innovating to improve women and children's health
Date:9/12/2011

innovations takes time, commitment, start-up funds, local support, and often public-private partnerships. IWG aims to bring 5 to 10 sustainable innovations to scale every year over the next three to five years.

Development, Beyond Assistance

Innovative projects pioneer a new approach to development. They focus not on assistance, but on creative, homegrown ideas with potential to be self-sustaining and serve the self-defined needs of a population.

"We need a fundamental change in our approach to development assistance," says Richard Klausner, M.D., also a contributor to the report and managing partner of the Column Group. "This is not a question of whether traditional aid and assistance programs work, but of reframing expectations about development. It is the time to confront the profound differences between development and assistance."

Some Innovative Approaches

Mobile phones are already a worldwide phenomenon; more than 1 billion women in low and middle-income countries own a mobile phone.

In some remote areas, health workers equipped with fetal monitors and wireless ultrasound transmit information by phone to a clinic; others use mobiles phones to keep track of high-risk patients and alert health workers when a woman is being referred to a clinic or simply to remind patients to keep appointments.

"We've seen the potential of mobile technology to improve maternal and newborn health outcomes worldwide, but innovators often meet obstacles when expanding their projects," said Kathy Calvin, CEO of the UN Foundation, a sponsor of Every Woman, Every Child and the mHealth Alliance, a partnership founded by the UN Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Vodafone Foundation. "This report points to best practices, business models, and sustainability solutions that will help people break down these barriers and get to the important business of improving lives."

"Projects must respond to demand from the community
'/>"/>

Contact: Marshall Hoffman
marshall@hoffmanpr.com
703-533-3535
United Nations Foundation
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6

Related biology news :

1. New York Academy of Science to host a workshop on innovating for the developing world
2. Study in Tanzania finds fishery improvements outweigh fuelwood losses
3. McLean: Improvements are needed for accuracy in gene-by-environment interaction studies
4. Developing technologies to improve the treatment of craniosynostosis in children
5. Danforth Center Collaborative Research Program receives funding to improve crop yield in Africa
6. Chondroitin sulfate improves hand function, relieves morning stiffness caused by osteoarthritis
7. New genome sequence could improve important agricultural crops
8. UT researchers develop algorithm to improve remote electrocardiography
9. Tuning natural antimicrobials to improve their effectiveness at battling superbugs
10. Study aims to improve fuel economy by 30 percent
11. Improved method for capturing proteins holds promise for biomedical research
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/17/2014)... Ongoing deforestation and fragmentation of forests in the ... remnant forests, contributing to rapid and widespread forest ... of researchers., The findings show that forests in ... severe droughts coupled with forest fires lead to ... said Jennifer Balch, assistant professor of geography, Penn ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... University researchers have detected new early-warning signs of the ... could have far-reaching implications for the diagnosis and treatment ... 25 million Americans. , "We had not expected to ... early stages," said Ann Elsner, professor and associate dean ... of the study. "We set out to study the ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... led by the Australian National University (ANU), have ... and deep-sea temperature variability over the past 5.3 ... understand the climate surrounding ice ages over the ... the relationship between carbon dioxide levels, global temperatures ... University of Southampton (UoS) and the National Oceanography ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Drought and fire in the Amazon lead to sharp increases in forest tree mortality 2Drought and fire in the Amazon lead to sharp increases in forest tree mortality 3New technique detects microscopic diabetes-related eye damage 2New technique detects microscopic diabetes-related eye damage 3Ancient sea-levels give new clues on ice ages 2
... A majority of adults in California are obese or overweight, and ... a new study from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. ... other as well as to heart disease increased significantly in ... 26 percent between 2001 and 2007. The "epidemic" ...
... associate professor of neurobiology and anatomy at The University ... one of 17 researchers to win a 2010 National ... scientists who propose revolutionary, high-impact approaches to major challenges ... proposing a new way to study how the brain ...
... LANSING, Mich. Girls eating a high-fat diet during puberty, ... be at a greater risk of developing breast cancer later ... implications that a high-fat diet may have detrimental effects ... new cancer prevention efforts. The findings come from ...
Cached Biology News:Obesity, diabetes epidemics continue to grow in California, UCLA study finds 2Obesity, diabetes epidemics continue to grow in California, UCLA study finds 3UTHealth neuroscientist wins prominent NIH Director's Pioneer Award 2High-fat diet during puberty linked to breast cancer risk later in life 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... January 15, 2014 This webinar will ... and clinical safety assessment in biosimilars. , Regulatory frameworks ... biosimilar drug development, however the complex nature of biopharmaceuticals ... safety and efficacy extremely challenging. Based on the specific ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014 Two champions of science, technology, ... of an annual competition for middle and high school ... innovative STEM study. The competition presents students with real-world ... Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Sciences is a program ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Arizona (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 2013 ... for Scottsdale’s Brain State Technologies®. They saw continued independent ... Medical Center who were awarded a $1 million grant ... published in “Brain and Behavior” a peer reviewed journal, ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Jan. 15, 2014 TaiGen Biotechnology Company, Limited ("TaiGen") ... with R-Pharm, a leading Russian pharmaceutical company, to develop ... Russian Federation , Turkey ... (CIS). Nemonoxacin is a novel antibiotic for the treatment of ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Xtalks Life Sciences Webinar Examines Safety Assessment of Biosimilars 2Technology Student Association Partners with Leaders in STEM Education Advocacy for Annual Competition 2Technology Student Association Partners with Leaders in STEM Education Advocacy for Annual Competition 3Technology Student Association Partners with Leaders in STEM Education Advocacy for Annual Competition 4Technology Student Association Partners with Leaders in STEM Education Advocacy for Annual Competition 5Dynamic Innovative Technology Showcased at Scottsdale Company’s Open House 2Dynamic Innovative Technology Showcased at Scottsdale Company’s Open House 3TaiGen Biotechnology Signed Exclusive License Agreement with R-Pharm for Nemonoxacin (Taigexyn(R)) 2TaiGen Biotechnology Signed Exclusive License Agreement with R-Pharm for Nemonoxacin (Taigexyn(R)) 3TaiGen Biotechnology Signed Exclusive License Agreement with R-Pharm for Nemonoxacin (Taigexyn(R)) 4
... Berkeley -- Scientists who dream of shrinking computers to ... building block for both processor and memory, yet setting ... has been a challenge. , Now, University of California, ... a single atom, moving one step closer to quantum ...
... Sept. 13 Halozyme Therapeutics,Inc. (Nasdaq: HALO ), ... extracellular matrix, today announced,that Jonathan Lim, MD, Halozyme,s President ... Global Life Sciences Conference to be held at,the Grand ... 2007 at 9:00,a.m. Eastern time (6:00 a.m. Pacific time). ...
... 13 Cadence Pharmaceuticals,Inc. (Nasdaq: CADX ... and commercializing proprietary product candidates principally,for use ... Malvina Laudicina has,joined Cadence,s management team as ... will lead the regulatory and quality assurance,activities ...
Cached Biology Technology:Physicists pin down spin of surface atoms 2Physicists pin down spin of surface atoms 3Halozyme Therapeutics to Present at UBS 2007 Global Life Sciences Conference 2Cadence Pharmaceuticals Names Malvina Laudicina Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance 2Cadence Pharmaceuticals Names Malvina Laudicina Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance 3