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BCtA Member GiftedMom Wins Oslo Business for Peace Award

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OSLO, Norway, June 3, 2019 /3BL Media/ -  Dr. Agbor  Ashumanyi  Ako, one of the co-founders of  Business Call to Action member GiftedMom, a digital health platform based in Cameroon that gives pregnant women and mothers across Africa access to vital health information and care, has been awarded the Oslo Business for Peace Award 2019.

Broadband Commission Working Group: New Report on Digital Health Released

Despite its promise, digital health is yet to reach scale in many of the countries which need it most. A new report from the Novartis Foundation, Nokia and the Broadband Commission Working Group on Digital Health explores what it takes to change this.
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The potential for harnessing the exponential growth in information and communications technology (ICT) to meet health challenges is clear. Mobile is the fastest adopted technology of all time: in 1991, mobile cellular penetration stood at less than 1%, compared to 99.7% in 2016 – and there will be an estimated 5.6 billion smartphones by 2020. Around 90% of that growth will come from low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

Novartis Foundation Convenes Experts to Examine the Promise and Practicality of Digital Technology to Improve Health in LMICs

Event will examine digital health as an enabler to expand patient reach, make services more affordable and empower patients to manage their own health
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  • Experts at Ghana-based event will build a consensus on the necessary elements for digital health programs to reach scale and impact in Africa  
     
  • Co-hosted with the Ministry of Health Ghana and the Ghana Health Service, the program will highlight the importance of local ownership of digital health solutions 
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  • Experts at Ghana-based event will build a consensus on the necessary elements for digital health programs to reach scale and impact in Africa  
     
  • Co-hosted with the Ministry of Health Ghana and the Ghana Health Service, the program will highlight the importance of local ownership of digital health solutions 

Guest Post: Time to Get Back to Basics: Traditional Digital 101

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Marketers are so wrapped up in their Web 2.0 strategies – those ‘shiny new objects’ like social media and mobile – that they often overlook the value of their traditional digital marketing tactics. Yes, that’s “traditional” digital, defined as tactics like search, display ads, websites, and email.

These elements are the core tactics in your marketing and communications arsenal, critical for driving your message and measuring success for online and offline initiatives alike.

Digital Health Startups Get 45% More Investment in 2012, Says New Rock Health Report - Health Minute for January 16, 2013

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A new report from digital health accelerator Rock Health reports that digital health startups reported 45 percent more investment and 56 percent more deals in 2012, compared to 2011. The total capital invested grew from $968 million to $1.4 billion. 134 digital health companies raised $2 million or more, with four areas representing over one-third of the total investment.

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