Organisation: Grameen Foundation

Back in 2013, we provided Grameen Foundation with a £15,000 grant to support their work to improve maternal and newborn health in rural communities in Ghana. With West Africa suffering some of the worst maternal mortality rates in the world (Ghana’s 380 deaths per 100,000 live births compares to 8 per 100,000 in the UK), […]

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You live in a remote village that is three hours’ drive from the nearest health centre. Your family can’t afford a mobile phone and the only person with a phone in the village is away visiting relatives. You notice that one of your children is developing breathing difficulties and has a fever. There are no […]

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I’ve been writing for the Guardian again. This time I focus on how we ensure that the large majority of the population across the African continent, who are unable to access the internet still have access to critical information about parliamentary proceedings and elected representatives, health, agriculture and other issues that will impact on their […]

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The Grameen Foundation believes that mobile technology holds out great potential to save lives and improve health. Their belief that believe that delivering relevant and actionable information over mobile phones will encourage individuals (either patients or providers) to take action that will improve health outcomes led them to develop the MOTECH system. Currently being used […]

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