Weekly News Roundup
News, Events and Observations about Health Markets in the Developing World
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The Strengthening Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) project is looking for an African organization to assume management of the Network for Africa. This online community “comprises 380 members from African Ministries of Health and the private sector. Through its activities, the network raises awareness of the positive contribution and potential role of the private health sector in meeting public health objectives in family planning, reproductive health, and HIV/AIDS.” For more information and to download the application form, click here.
The GSMA mWomen program recently published a study called Striving and Surviving – Exploring the Lives of Women at the Base of the Pyramid. “Drawn from 2,500 interviews with women… living on less than $2 a day in Egypt, India, Papua New Guinea, and Uganda, the report looks at how mobile technology influences the way women approach health, economic development, and family relationships, and what mobile operators can do to reach more low-income women.” Check out the report here.
The Peace Corps, PEPFAR, and the Global Health Service Corps announced this week that they are creating a public-private partnership (PPP) “to place U.S. health workers overseas to help address medical professional shortages.” Under this program, volunteers “will primarily function as medical or nursing educators, working alongside local faculty counterparts to teach and transfer clinical skill.” Read more here.