Google is an American muntinational corporation specializing in Internet-related services and products. These include online advertsing, technologies, search, cloud computing and software.
It has recently diversified and its health-related undertaking has increased dramtically. In 2014, the largest portion of Google Ventures’ investment was directed toward healthcare. From Google Glass to its cancer screening smart pill, Google Flu trends and its smart contact lenses meant to monitor blood glucose levels through tears. Google’s approach to healthcare is “anything is possible”.
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Grameen Foundation works with government agencies, the private sector and civil society to develop mobile health solutions to improve health outcomes for the poor. Through the solutions, Grameen aims for beneficiaries to learn when and where to access care, healthcare providers to learn how to manage their caseloads more effectively, and ministries of health to access more reliable data from providers.
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Greenfield Management Solutions
Grenfield is a professional services consultancy with a special interest in building partnerships that accelerate public service delivery. It is based in South Africa.
Greenfield business philosophy
Commitment, shared responsibility and real change are achieved through participation.
Greenfield’s solution-focused approach resolves those underlying patterns which cause recurring problems. Our methodology opens the way to tangible and sustainable transformation.
Greenfield was established by professionals who wish to utilise their skills to contribute to building strong organisational capacity in South African Public and Private sectors.
Greenfield has a special interest in projects that enhance service delivery, particularly in the areas of healthcare, education and local government.
Greenfield prides itself on a having a diverse multi-disciplinary team experienced at working productively within challenging environments. A business culture supporting learning and development ensures that Greenfield embraces the dynamic service delivery opportunities existing in South Africa.
The value of diversity is leveraged through our executive and operational structures ensuring that the organization has the representation necessary for success.
The Greenfield Vision of building relationships around service excellence is a common force cementing out teams together.
Greenfield is guided by the pivotal foundation set by the South African constitution and its integral relationship with our Freedom Charter.
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GSK is a science-led global healthcare company with a mission: they want to help people to do more, feel better, live longer.
The vaccines, medicines and consumer healthcare products that they research and develop can improve people’s health and well-being, ultimately helping them to live life to its fullest and contribute to the prosperity of their communities.
They have changed our R&D organisation so that it is better able to sustain a pipeline of products that offer valuable improvements in treatment for patients and healthcare providers. This is underpinned by a focus on improving productivity and rates of return in R&D.
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The global association of mobile operators (GSMA) represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with more than 250 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and Internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress, Mobile World Congress Shanghai and the Mobile 360 Series conferences.
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Health Care Social Media (Hcsm) is a social community that aims to educate, accelerate innovation, centralize big data for genomics research and improve access. There are many global hcsm communities worldwide including ones in the United Kingdom (UK), Europe (EU) and Ghana (GH).
In the future, hcsmSA hopes to develop into a single, geographic, inter-connected social “network of networks” for South Africa. Health data online is fragmented because there are so many platforms , but with the proposed changes in web3,0 and the Internet of Things, holistic data could be possible which will be vital to research in precision medicine.
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Health Data Collaborative
The Health Data Collaborative is a joint effort by multiple global health partners to work alongside countries to improve the availability, quality and use of data for local decision-making and tracking progress toward the health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Health Data Collaborative is an inclusive partnership of international agencies, governments, philanthropies, donors and academics, with the common aim of improving health data. Countries are at the core of what we do, supported by donors, academics, UN agencies and civil society organizations.
The Health Data Collaborative is not a formal partnership. We operate with a light, nimble governance structure, based on a shared vision that by working together to strengthen country information systems, we can contribute meaningfully to better decision-making and better health.
Nor is the Health Data Collaborative a fund. It is not directly responsible for financing health information systems, but for bringing countries, donors and other partners together to make sure investments are made in the most efficient and effective way.
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HealthEnabled is a non-profit organisation based in South Africa. They aim to engage national and global partners to refine policies, ensure programmes are sustainable, and support the effective use of technologies for health.
HealthEnabled strives to address the emerging misalignment between digital health policies, programs, and user needs by helping countries make informed policy decisions, design programmes for scale and sustainability, and adopt evidence-based public goods and practices that will lead to the effective use of digital health tools.
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Healthspace (Pty) Ltd is a South African company and the owner of Healthspace electronic health record, an interactive medical portal that brings patients and healthcare professionals together in order to improve healthcare in South Africa.
Healthspace wants to connect Health Professionals with their Patients and with one another.
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