Let’s talk logistics.   That’s the pitch behind a recent meeting convened by Seattle-based Xinova, which pairs experts with clients needing solutions. The challenge: Reimagine Nigeria’s paper-based system that delivers bednets and other supplies essential to fighting…

California has teamed up with Silicon Valley on mental health experiments like Mindstrong, an app that provides a digital “fire alarm” for imminent emotional crises. The program monitors smartphone activity moment-to-moment, recognizes off-pattern behavior and alerts users…

Technology—from scanners to artificial intelligence to blockchain—could be a partial solution to detecting counterfeit medicines, which can be fatal to patients and increase bacterial resistance to effective drugs. A handheld scanner developed by the Nigerian startup RxAll…

GHN is in Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada to bring you news from the 2019 Women Deliver Conferencet

Well-intentioned aid organizations can miss the mark when trying to engage African communities in disease prevention.   For example: Giving written pamphlets to illiterate communities; videos featuring people cleaning themselves with their right hands post-toilet (highly…

With digital tools taking health care by storm, the WHO paused to take stock on its strengths and limitations. In its new review of digital technologies in global health, WHO provides a new guideline for deploying these innovations.

The Skoll Foundation’s World Forum this week celebrates 5 Social Entrepreneurship awardees. Here’s what they hope to accomplish by 2030:

A $2,000 handheld ultrasound device is useful for doctors anywhere. But in poor countries where CT and MRI scanners are scarce, emergency medicine specialist William A. Cherniak has big plans for the Butterfly iQ. The electric shaver-sized device is used mainly to check for…

Pregnancy tracking apps have become wildly popular for helping mothers track their experience—and employers and insurers shell out to get access to that data. Some employers give financial incentives to use the app, then track the anonymized data, helping evaluate employees…

In sub-Saharan Africa, housing classified as “improved” by UN standards—better water and sanitation, sufficient living area and durable construction—doubled from 11% in 2000 to 23% in 2015, per a new study led by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.