To keep the Healthcare Team updated with the latest news and information from the world of health, an e-news letter has been developed to share the newest inovations. The e-news, called Kuwaza (Think), includes news related to maternal and child health, social marketing, mobile health, management and development. The hope is that the newsletter will keep our Healthcare Program up to date and encourage the team in caring for their community to the best of their ability. Listed below are the links discussed within the newsletter. Check it out!

Lifelens Project

What if you could use a mobile phone as a microscope to detect malaria? Lifelens introduces a new type of user friendly, tech-based rapid test to diagnose malaria. Decreasing false diagnosis will reduce risk of drug resistance, and proper detection will ultimately increase child survival.

Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action

MAMA delivers vital health information to new and expectant mothers through mobile phones. Messages can be given audibly for illiterate individuals & multiple family members can receive messages – impacting the influencing group. Check out what’s going on in Kenya.

Medic Mobile

Medic Mobile has developed several tools that help health workers and even health facilities collect and send information via mobile phone. Read their High Impact Use Cases to understand what their technology can do. Here are the Tools.

Medical Aid Films

MAF aims to save the lives of vulnerable women and children in developing countries by providing innovative training and education through film. Film Categories include: Safe Delivery and Healthy Newborns, Obstetric and Neonatal Emergencies, Food for Life, Breastfeeding, and more. Many films are in Swahili.

 Incentives for Immunization

What explains low take-up when vaccines are usually provided for free? In India, small incentives for parents, plus reliable services at convenient mobile clinics, increased full immunization rates sixfold. This approach was twice as cost effective as only improving service reliability.

Melinda French Gates: What Nonprofits can Learn from Coca-Cola

The Gates Foundation funds global programs to enhance Healthcare and reduce extreme poverty. Melinda talks about the great success of Coca-Cola and how it is desired and accessible in the most remote areas. She shares 3 key learnings from CocaCola that can help the Health community successfully spread life saving interventions.

Sanitation Marketing Toolkit

This online toolkit offers audio and Powerpoint presentations of topics teaching how to implement Sanitation Marketing in diverse geographic, cultural, and political settings. Learn about Sanitation Marketing, Formative Research, Product, Place, Price, Promotion, Communication Campaign, and Implementation. Watch this toolkit Overview.

Sprinkles: Easier Than Taking Vitamins

This article discusses the slow uptake of Sprinkles, an innovative treatment to address anemia and micronutrient deficiencies in children. Sprinkles proved popular in Kuria West, but due to a hold up in supply chain Nuru lost access. More information here.