New York, NY (PRWEB) September 24, 2013
The mHealth Alliance and the Norwegian Agency for Improvement Cooperation (Norad) nowadays announced the third round winners of catalytic grants supplied through the Innovation Working Group (IWG), in support of the Every single Woman, Every Little one movement. These grants, funded by Norad and administered in partnership with the Planet Well being Business Particular Programme of Investigation, Development and Analysis Training in Human Copy (WHO, HRP), purpose to assist cell overall health assignments in shifting over and above the pilot period to accomplish scale.
A whole of ten mHealth projects in nations around the world throughout Africa and Asia have been picked to acquire grants this yr. The 2013 grant winners join an extraordinary collection of businesses supported by IWG catalytic grants for the goal of employing mHealth to boost the life of mothers and children in developing international locations. Collectively, the three rounds of IWG grantees aspire to attain almost 31 million folks unfold throughout communities in 14 international locations with lifesaving messaging and companies. This 12 months, for the very first time, two of the grant winners are implementing tasks centered particularly on reproductive wellness.
“In 2013 we gained more experienced, promising proposals than at any time ahead of, and we are delighted to be awarding grants to 10 recipients, two more than in earlier many years,” said Helga Fogstad, head of Worldwide Health section at Norad. “This is a reflection of the momentum of mHealth for maternal and kid wellness about the planet, and Norad is fully commited to aiding more this momentum by supporting mHealth applications to attain national scale and positively influence the overall health of thousands and thousands in difficult to achieve places.”
In addition to catalytic funding, these aggressive grants offer qualified specialized help, provided by the mHealth Alliance and WHO. This help assists guide grantees by means of critical, however demanding, procedures alongside the route to scaling up. In the course of the two-yr grant time period, grant winners will have the possibility to not only acquire specialized help but also to collaborate and share lessons realized with every single other and the previous rounds of grantees. The shared studying will, in change, lead to the world-wide mHealth community’s understanding of ideal procedures for scaling up mHealth.
“In its third year, the IWG catalytic grant program has established itself as a strong mechanism for supporting and encouraging the scale-up of progressive mHealth initiatives with reports and data that reveal they are on the pathway to impact,” said Patricia Mechael, government director of the mHealth Alliance. “The distinctive blend of catalytic funding, coupled with complex direction and a community of like-minded collaborators, actually offers our grant winners with the assets they need to move productively from the pilot stage to vast-scale implementation. The function of these grantees impacts the lives of mothers and youngsters in significant, tangible methods, and supports global efforts to accomplish Millennium Improvement Targets four (lessen little one mortality), 5 (boost maternal well being) and 6 (decrease the stress of HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis).”
The 2013 grantees were recognized today at a luncheon held in support of Each and every Female, Every Child. The ten grant winners contain the following (visit http://mhealthalliance.org/our-operate/iwg-grants/iwg-grantees/round-three-2013-winners for comprehensive descriptions of the winners):
FHI 360 (Kenya, Tanzania)&#thirteen
Three pathways to scaling Cell for Reproductive Health (m4RH) ? Making use of the grant, FHI 360 ideas to discover 3 avenues that could add to the economic sustainability of m4RH, an automated, interactive and on-need short concept support (SMS) system that offers important specifics and addresses frequent misconceptions about the full assortment of short-performing and lengthy-performing contraceptive techniques. By attaining financial sustainability, FHI 360 will increase reach and access to family members preparing info for communities in Kenya and Tanzania. http://www.fhi360.org/
Institute for Reproductive Wellness, Georgetown College (India) &#thirteen
CycleTel: Scaling up the first family arranging technique by way of cellular telephones ? The grant will be employed to scale up CycleTel, a support primarily based on the scientifically-tested Standard Times Method