mHealth for Brazil’s Indigenous Communities

At the Mobile World Congress underway in Barcelona today, the UN Foundation and Vodafone Foundation announced a new initiative to study how mobile health technologies may be harnessed to improve health care in Brazil's indigenous communities.

UN On The Pulse of Innovation

As part of Social Media Week underway in New York City, UN Global Pulse, a project of the UN Secretary-General’s office, lead two days of discussion on how open, social and real-time technologies are changing relationships between people and institutions.

Why DDoS Attacks Are NOT Analogous to Sit Ins

Evgeny Morozov says we should think of hactivists who launch denial of service attacks as practicing a form of civil disobedience.  It seems to me that the fundamental difference between a "sit in" and a DDoS attack is the latter is a kind of censorship.

Disaster Relief 2.0

A new partnership between the Harvard Humanitarian Project, the UN Foundation, the Vodafone Foundation and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is formed to investigate the role that grassroots technology groups played in the Haiti earthquake response.

The mHealth Moment

We are in a very unique historical moment when it comes to both mobile phone technology and global health.   But in a few years time, mHealth will be so routine and seem so natural that we will wonder what life was like without it.

Previewing the mHealth Summit in Washington, D.C. Next Week

Next week, Washington, D.C. is playing host to a summit on how mobile phone technologies can be harnessed to improve health outcomes in the developing world.  From November 8 to 10, experts from the world of technology, health, philanthropy and the government and private sector will converge for the mHealth Summit.