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Opinion: Data science — the new normal in public health management

BroadReach, Global Health, Innovation, private sector

Data science has begun to fundamentally change and improve the way many industries operate. This gives those in the global public health and the development sector an opportunity to learn from, adapt, and apply these techniques to address some of the most pressing challenges of our generation. While data has long been a fundamental tool …

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Q&A: New BroadReach Group CEO on what it takes to lead

BroadReach, Health, Universal Health Coverage

To achieve universal health coverage, strong leadership is vital, according to Chris LeGrand, new group CEO for the data-driven, technology-enabled BroadReach Group and former president of DAI Global Health and CEO of Futures Group. “My philosophy is that everything starts and ends with leadership, that nothing actually happens without it,” said LeGrand, who has taken over from co-founders …

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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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South Africa leading the way in the fight against HIV and AIDS

Announcement, Health, HIV

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize, officially announced that the first high prevalence district in South Africa, the Ugu District in Kwa-Zulu Natal (KZN) reached the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets, a key milestone in controlling the HIV epidemic. Ugu has one of the highest HIV infection rates in the world with 27% of the population HIV positive, making …

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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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Interview: BroadReach Consulting’s Ernest Darkoh on how tech innovations are improving healthcare in Africa

Africa, Health, Media, ,

At the fifth Forbes Africa Future of Health Summit held in Sandton, Dr Ernest Darkoh, the co-Founder and co-CEO of BroadReach spoke to CNBC Africa’s Jill de Villiers about how technologies are set to improve healthcare on the continent, and the technological innovation spearheaded on the continent itself. To listen to the interview, click here. …

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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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4IR Technology Holds Key To Better Healthcare In Africa

Africa, Analytics, Emerging economies

The rapidly rising population in Africa and the lack of appropriate resources are just some of the challenges obstructing the delivery of quality healthcare on the continent. Governments and legacy healthcare systems are struggling to address basic healthcare needs in the face of increasing levels of disease and health problems as the population, now at …

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A landscape analysis: building off a legacy

Africa, Emerging economies, Shared Value

Kyle is a Senior Business Analyst at BroadReach Consulting specialising in the implementation of data, analytics and technology solutions that drive improvements in health outcomes and impact. He has a background in health with a particular passion for improving access to care for underserved populations. There is an African Proverb that asks, how do you …

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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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$500,000 to improve the lives of people in Yarrabah


The Morrison Government has committed $500,000 for a feasibility study of a project that aims to improve living standards and community wellbeing in Yarrabah, Queensland. The Yarrabah Initiative is proposed by a consortium comprising of the Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council and the Yarrabah Leaders Forum, Melbourne Business School, Murra Indigenous Entrepreneurship Program and Asia Pacific …

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