Prediction: Global Health Prosperity 2011
Technology will be the key to global health in the new year.
Kate Otto reports in today's Huffington Post that global health prosperity will rely on mobile technology. She picks star technology projects from 2010 that should impact global health in the coming year and we are quite excited about these two:
InSTEDD: Profiled in The Economist for their innovative (and free) "GeoChat" tool, InSTEDD facilitates reporting, collection, and analysis of public health data from remote areas to a central location, allowing governments to respond to and avert deaths from outbreaks of diseases like the avian flu or malaria.
ChildCount+: Technology Director Matt Berg was recently named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People for developing an SMS platform to monitor child health and avoid preventable deaths from diarrhea, malaria, and malnutrition. ChildCount+ is now scaling up to monitor more than 100,000 children across Sub-Saharan Africa.\n