WHO is looking for medical devices, assistive devices, and eHealth solutions that are liekly to improve health outcomes in under-resource regions. This Call is addressed to developers, innovators, industry, and academia. Selected technologies are going to be published in the WHO Compendium of innovative health technologies 2013. The WHO Compendium of innovative health technologies is an annual publication initiated to raise awareness on the pressing need for appropriate design solutions and serves as a neutral platform to introduce health technologies.
Partners and collaborators from WHO, the Gates Foundation, Save the Children, PATH, academia, and representatives from industry and others are coming together for a workshop in Copenhagen. The purpose of the meeting is to synthesize research to date and refine concepts surrounding opportunities to improve pneumonia diagnosis, achieve alignment with WHO and other key stakeholders around requirements and roadmaps, balance possible short-term solutions with longer-term opportunities and focus key stakeholders on user needs for front-line health workers in the field.
Melbourne will host the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in July 2014. The conference is organized by the International AIDS Society (IAS) in partnership with a number of international bodies and local partners.
AIDS 2014 is expected to convene close to 18,000 delegates from nearly 200 countries, including 1,200 journalists. The biennial International AIDS Conference is the premier gathering for those working in the field of HIV, as well as policymakers, people living with HIV and others committed to ending the epidemic.
AIDS 2014 will also focus on the Asia Pacific region which has the largest geographic area and population in the world, dramatically varying levels of wealth, and mix of different cultures. Part of the conference is the global village and youth programme aimed at strengthening the participation of affected communities and young people at AIDS 2014.
The competition is open to the general public between 10 and 30 years old at the time of the competition deadline (14 December 2012).
The competition is only open to single individuals; therefore design/creative agencies cannot enter the competition.
The three shortlisted logo ideas will be announced on both the IAS website (www.iasociety.org ) and the AIDS 2014 website (www.aids2014.org) in January 2013. A final decision will be made by the Conference Coordinating Committee by the end of January.
RHoK's mission is to make the world a better place through a global community of innovation developing practical open technology.
RHoK is unique in the space of “apps competitions”, “hackathons” and “technology for social good”. RHoK’s model is to start from identifying, defining and refining problem definitions provided by subject matter experts and local stakeholders. This ensures that volunteer time is focused on solving real problems for real people.
We work to build the capacity of other people and organizations. We are committed to building the capacity of subject matter experts and local stakeholders to identify problems where technology can help, volunteer technologists to understand these problems and create solutions, and event organizers to run events that bring these groups together for close collaboration.
Partnerships are at the core of everything we do. Between the RHoK global partners (Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, NASA, HP and the World Bank), between subject matter experts with problems and volunteers that work to address them, and between local event organizers and over 150 local organizations that support them. RHoK is a platform for partnerships, and our results depend on the quality of those partnerships.
RHoK have hosted 4 global events to date, in 45 cities around the globe and over 4000 participants, as well as numerous independent community events. During the RHoK 4 global event in December 2011, over 120 problems were addressed by 110 technology solutions. Solutions developed by the RHoK community have been used by organizations such as the World Bank, governments, emergency responders, and citizens.
World Toilet Organization created WTD to raise global awareness of the struggle 2.6 billion face every day without access to proper, clean sanitation. WTD also brings to the forefront the health, emotional and psychological consequences the poor endure as a result of inadequate sanitation.
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