Accenture is a multinational with extensive projects providing management consulting, technology and outsourcing services, with more than 323,000 employees; offices and operations in more than 200 cities in 56 countries. They have four growth platforms—Accenture Strategy, Accenture Digital, Accenture Technology, Accenture Operations—are the innovation engines through which they build world-class skills and capabilities; develop knowledge capital; and create, acquire and manage key assets central to the development of integrated services and solutions for their clients.
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PwC is one of the largest healthcare professional services firms and one of only four global consulting networks with leadership positions in each of the key sectors of Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences, Payer, Provider, and Government Healthcare consulting. Their global network of more than 5,000 health professionals includes leading minds in medicine, bioscience, information technology, clinical operations, business administration and health policy. PwC’s thought leadership and extensive research gives their engagement teams access to competitive intelligence, perspectives on leading practices, and analysis of trends affecting health-related industries.
PwC’s global reach and resources help governments, businesses and healthcare industry players accomplish their missions in today’s dynamic, competitive environment. They provide health organisations with professional guidance not just on healthcare issues in their local markets but also on operating in global markets, developing a broad mix of service lines that may include foods, manufactured goods, mobile communication devices, and information systems.
PwC is very aware of how mHealth is transforming healthcare. Their analysis of mHealth reveals mobile is positioned to have a huge impact on how healthcare is delivered. It offers opportunities to address one of the most pressing global challenges: making healthcare more accessible, faster, better and cheaper.
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Deaftronics Pty Ltd is a company that assembles and provides solar rechargeable hearing aids and accessories and other support services such as training and repairs. Deaftronics is owned and run by hearing impaired individuals, who are also internationally certified in micro soldering techniques used in the aviation industry. This is the technology used in the manufacture of the SolarAid charger, also referred to as SolarEar internationally.
Deaftronics was born out of Godisa Technologies Trust former employees as a means to provide a more appropriate means through which the manufacturing and assembly of the rechargeable hearing aids could continue as the Trust ceased its assembly activities. Godisa Technologies Trust adopted, in 2002, transformed and successfully commercialized a basic solar hearing aid prototype that was initiated by BOTEC nearly 15 years ago. In recent years, Deaftronics has endeavored to develop its business network and improving its positioning to become a specialist centre for hearing aids in Africa. It has so far provided training and empowerment to different centers including the Institute for the Deaf in the Jordan, the National Institute for the Deaf in Cape Town, South Africa and Solar Ear in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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Dimagi is a privately held social enterprise founded in 2002 with its headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
They deliver open and innovative technology to help underserved communities everywhere. They believe that many of the world’s problems can be assuaged with low-cost technological solutions. Whether it is incentivizing people in Bangladesh to access educational materials in return for free airtime – or the patient in Zambia that can carry her entire medical history in her pocket – their goal is to utilize modern technology to improve overall quality of life around the globe.
Whilethey focus on projects that span across industries and technologies, they are most passionate about health care. All of their MDs and technical staff have worked in both the developing and developed worlds, with experience in rural, urban, and tertiary settings in the US, Africa and Asia.
Dimagi provides specialized health care informatics consulting services to commercial, academic and government organizations worldwide.
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eHealth AfricaeHealth Africa (eHA) was founded in 2009 by Evelyn Castle and Adam Thompson to provide support to Northern Nigeria’s health infrastructure. eHA’s work brings new approaches to the development of people centric and data driven technology solutions that connect and deliver better public health services for vulnerable communities.
eHealth Africa has country offices in Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Germany. We work across West Africa and are currently executing projects in many countries in the region, including Chad, Cameroon, DRC, Niger, and others. eHealth Africa has over 700 full-time staff working across our programs and operations.
Our areas of expertise are:Rapid and tailored development of emergency management systems for major health outbreaks. Our data systems provide instantaneous communication coordination and support at the critical moment. Developing disease surveillance systems that are proven and tested in the field. Providing health communications systems that manage the rapid scale up of systems that strengthen health systems. This includes call centers for health crises. Cutting edge technologically focused health delivery and logistics systems for all types of health challenges. Health and laboratory systems. Innovative nutrition technology solutions.
eHA currently works in partnership with the Nigerian Emergency Operations Center, manages the country-wide Ebola response projects for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the Ebola-affected African hot zone, and boasts one of the largest Geographic Information Systems (GIS) teams in West Africa.
We do what we do because we believe that every person in that community deserves access to the kinds of tools which enable them to lead healthier lives.
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emocha Mobile Health Inc
emocha Mobile Health is a mobile health platform that supports a wide range of applications for remote patient management. Clinicians and researchers use the platform for mobile data collection, education, and communication. Additionally, a web interface provides real-time data visualization and analytics. emocha has been implemented in more than ten countries across four continents.
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European Space Agency (ESA)
The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe’s gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world.
ESA is an international organisation with 22 Member States. By coordinating the financial and intellectual resources of its members, it can undertake programmes and activities far beyond the scope of any single European country.
ESA has programmes in Africa too, such as the Satellite-enhanced eHealth for sub-Saharan Africa (eHSA) Programme.
What does ESA do?
ESA’s job is to draw up the European space programme and carry it through. ESA's programmes are designed to find out more about Earth, its immediate space environment, our Solar System and the Universe, as well as to develop satellite-based technologies and services, and to promote European industries. ESA also works closely with space organisations outside Europe.
Who belongs to ESA?
Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Canada takes part in some projects under a Cooperation agreement.
Bulgaria, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia and Slovenia are ‘European Cooperating States’. Other countries have signed cooperation agreements with ESA.
Where is ESA located?
ESA's headquarters are in Paris which is where policies and programmes are decided. ESA also has sites in a number of European countries, each of which has different responsibilities:EAC, the European Astronauts Centre in Cologne, Germany; ESAC, the European Space Astronomy Centre, in Villanueva de la Canada, Madrid, Spain; ESOC, the European Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany; ESRIN, the ESA centre for Earth Observation, in Frascati, near Rome, Italy; ESTEC, the European Space Research and Technology Centre, Noordwijk, the Netherlands. ECSAT, the European Centre for Space Applications and Telecommunications, Harwell, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom. ESA Redu Centre, Belgium.
ESA also has liaison offices in Belgium, USA and Russia; a launch base in French Guiana and ground/tracking stations in various parts of the world.
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Figure 1 is a platform that allows doctors and medical staff to share photos of challenging cases and get second opinions from the whole spectrum of medicine.
One of Figure 1's co-founder Dr Joshua Landy, a critical care specialist in Toronto, Canada hopes that the initiative will grow to become the worlds largest free database of medical images.
Figure 1 was lanuched i collaboration with the Digital Media Zone at Toronto’s Ryerson University. It raised $4 million to grow its network of healthcare professionals.
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GenKey is a global player in biometric identity management, working with local partners to support countries in their need for fair elections and healthcare management. With a proven track record in many nation-wide initiatives, GenKey delivers end-to-end solutions that support all relevant processes including biometric registration, biometric ID management and biometric verification. Its unique technology base enables ultra-high-speed deduplication, biometric “proof of presence” and the use of low-cost cards in a highly secure manner.
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GiftedMom's mission is to create a world free of Maternal and Infant deaths using last mile technologies. They lease SMS Notification platforms for Maternal Engagement to NGOs and provide simple mobile data collection and analysis solutions to enterprises.
The services they provide include:Following up of pregnant women Antenatal care SMS notification Tracking the vaccination program of children Teen health/sex education Family planning and contraception education Outreach education campaigns Real-time monitoring using google fusion tables Mobilizing community and health workers
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