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16 June 2009

A doctor in your pocket

Author: Economist

Can new technologies help to tackle the health problems of the world’s poorest?...To see a place where gizmos and gadgets seem utterly unequal to dealing with a health challenge, go to KwaZulu-Natal [South Africa]…[where] Zinhle Thabethe…an HIV patient...

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1 June 2007

[PDF] Business engagement in humanitarian relief: key trends and policy implications

Author: Andrea Binder and Jan Martin Witte, Overseas Development Institute

This paper [explores] systematically the new roles companies are playing in humanitarian action. The paper is a product of a scoping exercise to assess the depth and nature of non-commercial and commercial business engagement in humanitarian relief;.....

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5 March 2007

Wireless Technology Speeds Health Services in Rwanda

Author: Thomas Crampton, New York Times

[In Rwanda] communication within the national health care system can be slow enough to present a threat to health.…Dr. Innocent Nyaruhirira…minister for H.I.V./AIDS. [said] “…it often takes one month to receive a message from the field about a disease...

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