The GHF Blog

Nursing Now Campaign

Come to meet “Nursing Now” at the Geneva Health Forum   Nursing Now is a three-year global campaign run in collaboration with the International Council of Nurses and the World Health Organization. Nursing Now is run by a Campaign Board made up of nurses and non-nurses from 16 different countries. The campaign is a programme […]

Cybersecurity needs women

Nature recently shed light on the inequalities of victims of cyberattacks, stating that  “a million more US women than men had their identities stolen in 2014. People of African American and Latino descent are, on average, two to three times more likely than white people to be victims of fraud related to debt or income. And […]

AccessMod 5

“Supporting Universal Health Coverage by modelling physical accessibility to health care” AccessMod 5.0 is a World Health Organisation (WHO) tool,a free and open-source standalone software to model how physically accessible existing health services are to the target population, to estimate the part of the target population that would not receive care despite being physically accessible […]

Remembering one of the most extraordinary minds

  “We are deeply saddened by the death of our father today. He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live for many years, “said his children, Lucy, Robert and Tim, in a statement issued by the Press Association, adding,” He once said, “This Universe would not be much if […]

Producing real-time and actionable maternal and child health data

Khushi Baby adopts a simplistic framework, in which data collection is achieved in three simple steps: scan, update and sync. The app provides clinical decision making by increasing the accuracy and efficiency of the vaccination process, eliminating guess-work for healthcare workers, whilst also providing real-time resource management via the cloud-based dashboard.  Additionally, the app also encourages […]

The Pocket Colposcope

Cervical cancer is highly preventable through effective screening methods and subsequent treatment of early stage lesions. However in many low-resource settings, prevention services are scarce and regular check-ups are often neglected. Technological advances have provided a potential solution: The Pocket Colposcope. The technology was developed by Duke University’s Tissue Optical Spectroscopy Lab and evaluated clinically […]

The Health GeoLab Collaborative

The Health GeoLab Collaborative is a collective of institutions and individuals sharing the same vision and willing to engage their respective skills, experience, network and/or resources to achieve it. This vision is for low and middle income countries in Asia and the Pacific to fully benefit from the power of geography, geospatial data, and technologies to reach […]

mHealth as a tool for blood donations

Hope is a digital platform whose main objective is to increase the number of blood donors, by encouraging people to donate their blood and by communicating with donors through the sending of SMS, calls and also via a mobile app. The digital platform was created following the increased growth and development of ICT in developing […]

Jana Care: fighting Chronic disease with a smartphone

Jana Care uses paper-based tests, smartphone-based diagnostics and digital behavioural coaching, enabling early detection and management of Type 2 Diabetes at the fraction of the cost. The Universal reader  signals on the test strip are read by the Aina device, an optical reader capable of reading multiple modalities (colorimetric and fluorescent). The proprietary design of the […]