Category: Disruptive technology

Achieving UHC with fourth industrial revolution technology

Disruptive technology, Health, Universal Health Coverage

Health care providers in emerging economies understand that the pursuit of universal health coverage by 2030 will place considerable pressure on already over-burdened health systems. The fundamental challenge is that demand greatly outstrips supply. Health care leaders operating at all points along the continuum of care understand that UHC by 2030 will require them to …

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Why policy change is vital for tech innovation in social development programs

Africa, Disruptive technology, Social Entrepreneurs, Sustainable Development

It is only through creating a healthy ecosystem for social entrepreneurship that Africa can truly unlock the potential of technological social innovation to address the Sustainable Development Goals. Government policy, favorable to growing commercial and social enterprise, is a critical part of this ecosystem. In creating policies to build a sustainable social economy that is …

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Tackling HIV with AI

Africa, Analytics, Big Data, Disruptive technology, Media

Two Balliol alums are achieving startling success tackling HIV in South Africa and beyond. Dr John Sargent and Dr Ernest Darkoh speak warmly of their time at Balliol as Fulbright scholars, John matriculating in 1993 and Ernest in1999, but they met properly at Harvard Medical School and have since built a joint career as co-founders …

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Data is the new oil

Analytics, Disruptive technology, Health

Dr. Uchenna currently serves as the Deputy Chief of Party at BroadReach for the Regional Action through Data (RAD) program and has worked in the development and health space for the past 26 years. His multi-faceted career spans global public health, clinical medicine, communicable and non-communicable diseases, as well as public sector health program management …

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Advocating for harnessing the disruptive power of technology

Big Data, Disruptive technology, Social Entrepreneurs, Uncategorized

Thanks to Katherine Milligan for highlighting how technology catalyzes behavior change that improves impact on a scale that matters. Three ways to harness the disruptive power of technology Harness social entrepreneurs as source of disruption Procurement is power Overhaul the way we see data “…much of public sector not aware of all disruptive technologies & …

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