Bi-weekly News Roundup: Achievements and Resources in Health Innovations

Program News

Congratulations to Embrace Global, Ayzh, and Possible Health for being named Open Ideo’s Top Ideas in their Zero to Five Challenge.

Forbes featured FHI 360 and Operation Asha in an article that spotlights their efforts to combat tuberculosis through mobile technology.

SHOPS released a report on Access Afya, describing the challenge slum residents face in Kenya, and how Access Afya's business model addresses these challenges. The program is currently receiving support provided by the Health Enterprise Fund, the impact of which is detailed in the report.

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) opens the first Ebola clinic for pregnant women in Sierra Leone.


International Centre for Social Franchises released their Rapid Routes to Scale Report, which reported on challenges to scaling up primary care and identified 6 key mobilizers of successful primary care models.

The Lancet published a study on the influence of structural determinants on the global epidemiology of HIV among female sex workers.  The study found that multipronged structural and community-led interventions are crucial to increase access to prevention and treatment.

SHOPS conducted a private health sector consensus of Benin to describe the size, scope, and geographic distribution of private healthcare facilities and providers in the country. The project collected data on services offered and provider characteristics.

SHOPS released a report on The Role of the Private Sector in the HIV Response of Four Countries. It analyzed the national health accounts in the Ivory Coast, Kenya, Malawi, and Namibia.


Join the Intellecap Sankalp Africa Forum in Nairobi on February 5 and 6. Use special discount code CHMI30 for 30% off registration

Learn from leading experts about a career in global health and social entrepreneurship at Unite for Sight’s webinar on January 21, from 4-5pm EST.

Join Unite for Sight’s panel discussion on what works and doesn’t work in program development.  Check out their webinar on tools for designing and implementing effective programs on February 12, from 4-5pm EST.

Learn about Stanford Social Innovation Review’s new approach to scaling in the January 22, 2015 webinar. Times are from 11:00-12:00 noon PST or 2:00-3:00pm EST.

Check out CharityHowto’s webinar which provides a step by step guide to using google analytics for nonprofits. Presentations are occurring on January 27 and February 3 at 3:00 pm EST.

MEASURE Evaluation is providing small grants to support research in family planning. See full application here.

The National Institute of Health is accepting applications for a research project grant for innovative measures of oral medication adherence for HIV treatment and prevention. This grant would fund research seeking to advance the development of bioanalytical assays, pill ingestion sensors, drug metabolite and taggant detection systems, or wireless technologic approaches for monitoring and improving adherence to oral antiretroviral therapy and pre-exposure prophylaxis.  Application deadline is February 25, 2015.

Riders for Health is seeking candidates for a Fundraising Manager and a Fundraising  & Communications Director based in their UK office.

FHI 360 is seeking candidates for a Data Entry Clerk based in Sierra Leone.

APOPO is hiring an EOD Technician for their Mine Action team based in Mozambique.

General News

Scientists have discovered a new potent antibiotic, marking a much-needed discovery in the quest to overcome growing resistance to existing drugs. See full article here.

USAID published an article emphasizing the need to invest in health workers to end AIDS.

Deves desrcribes the critical juncture where the international development community finds itself in the fight against malaria.