Practical Insights on Digital Health

DHIRT: How Donors Will Evaluate Your Digital Health Proposal

DHIRT: How Donors Will Evaluate Your Digital Health Proposal

Published on: Mar 27 2019 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
It’s no secret that donors like USAID, DFID, and the Gates Foundation, and national governments struggle to evaluate digital health solutions embedded in program...
12 Artificial Intelligence Initiatives in Health, Education, Human Rights

12 Artificial Intelligence Initiatives in Health, Education, Human Rights

Published on: Mar 06 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 12 Artificial Intelligence Initiatives in Health, Education, Human Rights
Artificial intelligence (AI) is already embedded in a range of digital services. Voice assistants such as Alexa, car routing or content translation all involve...
Apply Now: $5 Million in Grant Funding for Your Digital Health Solutions

Apply Now: $5 Million in Grant Funding for Your Digital Health Solutions

Published on: Feb 25 2019 by Wayan Vota - 8 Comments
The Bill & Melinda Gates foundation harnesses advances in science and technology to save lives in developing countries. They work with partners to deliver proven...
Get Your Dream Job in Digital Development – Your Weekend Long Reads

Get Your Dream Job in Digital Development – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Feb 23 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Get Your Dream Job in Digital Development – Your Weekend Long Reads
Do you love your job? I mean really love your work? Or do you go to your office every day because that pays the bills? Might it be time to look for a dream job?...
Apply Now! £20 Million Grant Funding for Digital Health Innovations

Apply Now! £20 Million Grant Funding for Digital Health Innovations

Published on: Nov 12 2018 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now! £20 Million Grant Funding for Digital Health Innovations
Are you an innovator working on digital health innovations that could have a significant and measurable impact on making urgent and emergency care affordable and...
Pop Quiz: What Does it Really Cost to Run mHealth Projects?

Pop Quiz: What Does it Really Cost to Run mHealth Projects?

Published on: Nov 05 2018 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
One of the stated reasons for implementing mHealth projects is that they are more cost effective than the status quo of using paper or nothing at all to support...
5 Challenges to Scaling Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Global Health

5 Challenges to Scaling Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Global Health

Published on: Oct 31 2018 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on 5 Challenges to Scaling Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Global Health
While unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones) have a dynamic feature set and capabilities that make them a potential game changer in global development and humanitarian...
Introducing the Principles of Donor Alignment for Digital Health

Introducing the Principles of Donor Alignment for Digital Health

Published on: Oct 24 2018 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Let us all celebrate the amazing transition that’s happening in health systems across low- and middle-income countries. Increasingly, data previously locked in...
4 Lessons Learned Implementing the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action Programs

4 Lessons Learned Implementing the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action Programs

Published on: Oct 15 2018 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
The Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA) approach uses age- and stage-based messaging directed toward pregnant women, new mothers and families to foster behavior...
10 User-Centered Design Principles for mHealth Program Success

10 User-Centered Design Principles for mHealth Program Success

Published on: Oct 01 2018 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on 10 User-Centered Design Principles for mHealth Program Success
Mobile health services delivered over voice (IVR, helplines), text channels (SMS and USSD) and, increasingly, rich media (online content and apps), provide much-needed...