Quality health care is a key component to improving economies and helping lift people and communities out of poverty. Yet estimates like those from the Global Policy Forum show that less than $11 a year is spent on health care for people. Through our Technology Partnership with the Vodafone Foundation, we are harnessing the power of mobile technologies to improve the quality of health data and public health decision-making in the developing world. Our Technology Partnership also uses mobile technologies to help reconnect families, aid workers and emergency response missions during major humanitarian crises. Additionally, the Partnership supports WFP’s efforts to standardize emergency communications response throughout the global community of humanitarian relief workers, making it easier for relief workers to work together to save lives.
DISASTER RELIEF COMMUNICATIONS
Natural and humanitarian disasters are increasingly occurring around the world. Through our partnerships with Télécoms Sans Frontières and the World Food Programme, we have supported many emergency deployments to help reestablish communications, provide equipment and help support humanitarian response. Learn more »
THOUGHT LEADERSHIP & INNOVATION
Technology in the developing world is helping to close the digital divide, creating unprecedented opportunities to meet long-standing challenges to international development goals. We commission rigorous research analyzing how technology—especially mobile technology—helps support efforts to improve well-being and save lives in the developing world. Learn more »
MOBILE HEALTH FOR DEVELOPMENT
The rapid expansion of mobile technologies in the developing world can radically improve health systems and the delivery of healthcare in those countries that need it most. We are working with the World Health Organization, national governments, and DataDyne.org to strengthen public health in the developing world. Learn more »