Weekly News Roundup
News, Events and Observations about Health Markets in the Developing World
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Operation ASHA is participating in a slideshow contest for seed funding. OpAHA created a slideshow that explains why people should care about Tubuerculosis, and one of the criteria for the contest is the number of unique viewers of this slideshow. Please help support their efforts and take a look at their slideshow here!
How can developing countries embrace new technologies and ICT without spending an arm and a leg to implement the technologies? Kenya has found success by hiring local technology students to develop a national system for tracking infectious diseases. After receiving a quote from a western contractor who said they would develop their system for over 1 million dollars, the Kenyan Ministry of Health looked elsewhere – and ended up hiring four local interns for an intern salary of $150 USD per month. Read more here.
The Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) recently published an article titled “Seven Deadly Sins of Impact Evaluation”.. The article highlights the often overlooked downside of evaluating the impact of an organization or program.
Can ICT improve the world? A new report by 02, a UK telecommunications business, “sets out to find radical solutions quickly and looks at opportunities that ICT presents for the future.” Read more here.
The Youtube DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards are now accepting submissions! This contest aims to highlight “nonprofit organizations that are using video to create impact and tell the stories of the good they are doing in the world.” For more information about the contest and to access the application form, click here. Submissions will be accepted until March 29, 2012.
Are you a social enterprise creative using technology to benefit humanity? If so, apply for the Tech Awards 2012, a contest sponsored by the World Bank’s Development Marketplace! More information can be found here.