Recent events, resources, and awards in health innovations

Program News

DKT Brazil was featured in a Devex article that reported on how it transformed from a charity entirely dependent on international donors to a social enterprise dependent only on its own business and marketing expertise. 

Mothers 2 Mothers spokeswoman Johanna Satekge was featured in a Reuters article highlighting her personal tragedy and how it turned into a fight against HIV.

Congratulations to Operation ASHA for winning the tech award in the health category at the annual Tech Awards Gala.

 PSI released a video showing how their partnership with Unilever and Fonkoze is supporting women entrepreneurs in Haiti. The program leverages Fonkoze’s network of women micro-entrepreneurs, adding training and sales of critical health and hygiene products to deliver healthy behaviors. See the full article here.



Village Reach reflected on the Global Health Supply Chain Summit, reporting on lessons learned and implications for the future. See full article here.

Next Billion analyzed tiered pricing in a four part blog series as a part of its market dynamics initiative.  Patricia Danzon  (see Part 1 and Part 2) explained how she and others see tiered pricing as appropriate and useful and Suerie Moon wrote a two-part counter argument on the limits of tiered pricing (See Part 1 and Part 2).

SHOPS released its Regional Private Health Sector and mHealth Assessment Dissemination Workshop Report.  The report discusses the findings and recommendations from the first forum for stakeholders in West Africa designed to explore opportunities for mhealth and the private health sector in the region. 


Join Next Billion on Wednesday, December 3 at 12 p.m. E.D.T. for a Google+ Hangout with Erik Simanis. Erik Samanis will be talking about his “opportunity map,” his insights on the future of BoP domain moving, and his free, online class on financial modeling for social entrepreneurs. The live broadcast will be embedded here.

Join FHI360’s mSTAR Project in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, December 10 from 11:30-1 for a discussion on e-payments. Register here.

Micro-Ensure is hiring a Country Manager based in Kinshasa, Democratic Repubilc of the Congo.

MAG is hiring a Support Services and Liaisons Manager based in Somalia.

Designers take note! The International AIDS conference is once again hosting a logo design contest open to people 10 to 30 years old. Rules and information here.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is launching a new Grand Challenge:Putting Women and Girls at the Center of Development. The deadline for applications is January 13th, more information here.

Concept notes for GSMA's Mobile for Development Utilities Innovation Fund are due December 7th. Read more about the funding available for WASH and energy projects here.

General News:

Devex published an article listing 5 ways small NGO’s broaden their reach. See full article here.

A new article from The Guardian lists 10 lessons learned about scaling global social enterprise. The article discusses the need for collaboration and infrastructure as well as the potential role that government and big businesses can play.

Devex analyzed the Ebola outbreak, providing a different a perspective looking into international response and the path forward. See full article here.


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