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:4/13/2015)... , April 13, 2015  higi, a leading cloud-based ... to more fully engage with their communities around health ... privacy protected and secure API.  ... the most accessible, affordable, and convenient vehicle to receive ... The API will allow higi,s ...
(Date:4/6/2015)... Apr. 6, 2015 NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... authentication company focused on the growing mobile commerce ... patent 62/143028 for MINIATURE, MULTI-PURPOSE ANTENNA ... NXT-ID introduces a new revolutionary method ... surrounds the use of miniature antenna modules for ...
(Date:4/2/2015)... Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has received ... the distributor World Peace Industrial Group (WPI), part of ... the major part of the shipments will take place ... smartphone manufacturers in China . The ... communicated revenue guidance of + 1 000 MSEK for 2015.  ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):higi Launches Seamless Access to HIPAA-Compliant Health Outcomes and Activity Data 2higi Launches Seamless Access to HIPAA-Compliant Health Outcomes and Activity Data 3NXT-ID Patents Miniature, Low Power Wireless Magnetic Stripe 2NXT-ID Patents Miniature, Low Power Wireless Magnetic Stripe 3NXT-ID Patents Miniature, Low Power Wireless Magnetic Stripe 4Fingerprint Cards Receives Touch Fingerprint Sensor Order of SEK 110 Million 2
... recent book chapter about sugar-based chemicals is topping ... list. "Sugar-Based Chemicals for Environmentally Sustainable Applications" ... http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/bk-2010-1061.ch001 and is racking up kudos. ... and research professors A. J. East and W. ...
... treatment processes, in which micro-organisms convert organic matter into ... energy source for heating or electricity. The result is ... the wastewater discharge from polluting industries: pulp and paper, ... with emerging regulations regarding water and waste recycling. ...
... of Florida review of research finds the polyphenol compound known ... may not prevent old age, but it might make it ... a cure for various diseases and a preventative against aging. ... a pill, but it doesn,t exist. But what does exist ...
Cached Biology News:Sugar-based chemicals book chapter by NJIT professor takes ACS kudos 2Water for future generations 2Water for future generations 3UF review of resveratrol studies confirms potential health boost 2UF review of resveratrol studies confirms potential health boost 3
(Date:5/5/2015)...  Renova™ Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company developing gene ... chronic diseases, has engaged RAND Health Advisory Services ... the healthcare patterns of multiple advanced heart failure ... to characterize the impact the company,s lead product, ... of patients and the overall health care system. ...
(Date:5/5/2015)... (PRWEB) May 05, 2015 Franz Inc ... technology, today announced that its flagship product, AllegroGraph, has been ... Graph Database Market Update report. AllegroGraph is a ... the W3C industry standards. Graph databases are skyrocketing in popularity ... according to a recent DBMS ranking by DB-Engines. ...
(Date:5/5/2015)...   Tocagen Inc. , a clinical-stage immuno-oncology ... , M.D., a venture partner at New Enterprise ... of directors of Tocagen. Dr. Parkinson has more ... development, including leading clinical activities at Amgen and ... cancer therapeutics Gleevec®, Femara®, Zometa®, Kepivance® and Vectibix®, ...
(Date:5/5/2015)... (PRWEB) May 05, 2015 The Alliance ... a Massachusetts-based non-profit operating in the public interest, and ... of the Hearst Communications Company, have formed a strategic ... public outreach and education across the healthcare and clinical ... the voice of patients and the public to be ...
Breaking Biology Technology:RAND Health Advisory Services modeling heart failure patient outcomes to inform potential impact of Renova Therapeutics lead product candidate 2RAND Health Advisory Services modeling heart failure patient outcomes to inform potential impact of Renova Therapeutics lead product candidate 3Bloor Research Positions AllegroGraph as a ‘Champion’ in Burgeoning Graph Database Market 2Bloor Research Positions AllegroGraph as a ‘Champion’ in Burgeoning Graph Database Market 3Tocagen Appoints David R. Parkinson, M.D., to the Board of Directors 2Tocagen Appoints David R. Parkinson, M.D., to the Board of Directors 3Tocagen Appoints David R. Parkinson, M.D., to the Board of Directors 4ACRES and San Antonio Express-News Launch Blog on Accountability in Clinical Research 2ACRES and San Antonio Express-News Launch Blog on Accountability in Clinical Research 3ACRES and San Antonio Express-News Launch Blog on Accountability in Clinical Research 4
... GE Medical Systems , has signed a clinical ... of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) for multi-site clinical ... emission tomography (PET), applied to the management of patients ... used to image DNA synthesis, showing high contrast in ...
... complexities of the biotech industry to investors, academics and start-up biotech ... and expensive process. What they don't understand is why. , ... us the following pathway: , , , ,Logical questions to ... life of a drug is 20 years and it takes up ...
... by a Washington, DC, think tank slammed Wisconsins efforts ... in Madison could raise that score, according to the ... the Department of Administration (DOA) after the ... also said the Center for Economic Development (CFED) ...
Cached Biology Technology:GE Medical Systems Signs Clinical Trial with National Cancer Institute 2The Complexities, Cost of Midwest Biotech Drug Development 2The Complexities, Cost of Midwest Biotech Drug Development 3The Complexities, Cost of Midwest Biotech Drug Development 4Wisconsin to Get Serious about E-Government 2Wisconsin to Get Serious about E-Government 3Wisconsin to Get Serious about E-Government 4
... Invitrogens EvoQuest Services are uniquely ... in the current competitive environment. ... techniques to express, purify, and ... needs: Structure/Function Studies, Activity Assays, ...
Request Info...
albumin from bovine serum (BSA), fluorescein conjugate...
... Blot Processing mini Tray (3 ... for gel staining and blot processing.Automated ... gels for proteins and nucleic acid ... detection and chromogenic detection.Programmable control of ...
Biology Products: