UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with their partners, UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, aiming to benefit of all children, everywhere.
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VillageReach invests in innovations that address the unique needs of weak health systems with an emphasis on strengthening the “last mile” of healthcare delivery- where healthcare is administered, in the most rural and remote communities.
They develop, test, implement and scale new systems, technologies and programs that improve health outcomes by extending the reach and enhancing the quality of healthcare.
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Vodafone Group is the world's 2nd-largest mobile telecommunications company headquartered in London.
In November 2009, Vodafone announced the creation of a new business unit focused on the emerging mHealth market. One of its early success stories is with the Novartis-led "SMS for Life" project in Tanzania, for which Vodafone developed and deployed a text-message based system that enables all of the country’s 4,600 public health facilities to report their levels of anti-malarial medications so that stock level data can be viewed centrally in real-time, enabling timely re-supply of stock. During the SMS for Life pilot, which covered 129 health facilities over six months, stock-outs dropped from 26% to 0.8%, saving thousands of lives.
Vodafone has also been active in mHealth from a philanthropic perspective. The Vodafone Group Foundation is a founder member of the mHealth Alliance, supporting the adoption of mHealth through policy research and advocacy and the development of interoperable and sustainable mHealth solutions.
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Vula makes apps that makes it easy to refer patients to specialists. The Vula Mobile app has won the MTN most Innovative App of 2015 award.
Vula puts primary healthcare workers directly in touch with on-call specialists, making the referral process much quicker than by fax or phone.
Specialists already involved are from Opthalmology, Cardiology, Orthopaedics and Burns, with ENT, Dermatology, HIV, Paediatric surgery, Oncology and others in the pipeline.
Specialists get more accurate referrals, and treat the patients who really need their expertise.
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West African Health Informatics Fellowship (WAHIFP)
The West African Health Informatics Fellowship Program (WAHIFP), is a joint initiative by the institutions listed below, with the intention of assisting countries in the sub-region to achieve the MDGs:The African Academic Public Health Informatics Alliance (AAPHIA)/Global Partners in Public Health Informatics Program, Centre for Public Health Informatics, University of Washington The Yorkshire Centre for Health Informatics (YCHI), University of Leeds The Advanced Information Technology Institute (Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT, AITI-KACE). College Of Health Sciences, Kwame Nhrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST), Kumasi.
It is an overarching program whose activities are designed to achieve the following aims:Promote, support and provide a framework for coordinating health informatics capacity building activites within the West African sub-region; Provide a platform for obtaining assisance and support from the global health informatics community and share the limited available resources from the national and international health resources; Enable the West African sub-region to directly benefit from 'home-grown' research activities; Strengthen health informatics teaching and research in the West African sub-region; Mitigate the effects of 'brain drain' in the field of health informatics.
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The World Health Organization - Regional Office for Africa (WHO-AFRO) is building a better future for people everywhere. Health lays the foundation for vibrant and productive communities, stronger economies, safer nations and a better world.
As the lead health authority within the United Nations (UN) system, the organization aims to provide every child, woman and man with the best chance to lead a healthier, longer life.
WHO has been at the centre of or behind dramatic improvements in public health since it was established in 1948, gathering the world’s top health experts, defining solutions, delivering guidelines and mobilizing governments, health workers and partners to positively impact people’s health. The Organization works in close collaboration with other UN agencies, donors, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), WHO collaborating centres and the private sector. It contributes to promoting the general health of people across the world. Over 7,000 public health experts from all over the globe work for WHO, in most countries worldwide.
WHO-AFRO supports and ecouranges the uptake of eHealth in African countries, seeing it as an important tool to stregthen healthcare and imporve health for all citizens.
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The World Bank Group has set two goals for the world to achieve by 2030:End extreme poverty by decreasing the percentage of people living on less than $1.90 a day to no more than 3%Promote shared prosperity by fostering the income growth of the bottom 40% for every country
The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the ordinary sense but a unique partnership to reduce poverty and support development. The World Bank Group comprises five institutions managed by their member countries.
Established in 1944, the World Bank Group is headquartered in Washington, D.C. We have more than 10,000 employees in more than 120 offices worldwide.
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World Health Organization (WHO)
WHO began when its Constitution came into force on 7 April 1948 – a date now celebrated every year as World Health Day. There are now more than 7000 people working in 150 country offices, in 6 regional offices and at WHO headquarters in Geneva.Our Constitution and basic documents Frequently asked questions Our history Our structure and presence Reform of WHO Multilingualism Employment Contact us
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World Vision International
World Vision is committed to improving the health and nutrition of women and children in the areas in which it works, contributing to the global reduction of under-five and maternal mortality.
Good health is the foundation of a child’s life. World Vision aims to ensure mothers and children are well nourished, protected from infection and disease, and have good access to essential health services.
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