Information technology can significantly advance the delivery of healthcare in developing countries, addressing problems such as the high risk of maternal death across Africa and HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment. Our partnerships directly support directly supports organizations working to improve health outcomes in both the North and South through the innovative use of health information.
We support Doctors without Borders (MSF) – a leading international organization delivering emergency medical aid to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from health care – and their training and research partner Epicentre with capacity building at their Niger Research Center, aiding African-driven research to improve medical practice, in Niger and within MSF.
Supporting African entrepreneurs to develop home-grown innovations for health: this is the goal of Innovate for Life, an initiative launched by Amref Health Africa. The Elsevier Foundation is proud to support Amref’s goal to help early-stage entrepreneurs in developing novel technological solutions. The Fund aims to bridge the gap between African entrepreneurs and international investors by offering deep subject matter knowledge, strong networks and access to funding.
Amref Health Africa is the largest African driven NGO committed to improving health and health care in Africa. Their JIBU program aims to scale up their mobile nursing education pilot into a comprehensive program, providing targeted m-learning or mobile nursing education throughout Eastern Africa.
Type 2 Diabetes disproportionally affects Hispanics, but they have limited access to care and are only 1% of clinical trial participants. The goal of the partnership is to create the first Hispanic/Latina Citizen Scientists and train them with wearable tech and clinical research to reduce health literacy barriers with Latino adults with or at risk of T2D.
There is a need for faculty development directed to teaching in this technological age to improve patient care outcomes. The program will use innovations in simulation and technology to drive teaching excellence – developing online, virtual products to both enhance faculty skills and expertise and meet the needs of learners.
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