American Consumers Aren’t Buying Climate Action

A few high-profile American executives shared their perspectives on sustainable business. They offered a first-hand view of government shortcomings, the powers and limitations of private sector action, and the role US citizens have played in stymieing the global climate talks.

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Wireless ICT for Maternal and Newborn Health

An estimated 342,000 to 550,000 women die during pregnancy and childbirth each year and 3.7 million children die in infancy.  Many of these deaths are entirely preventable and today, international health and technology groups announced a wide ranging collaboration to harness the power of information and communications technologies to fight this terrible scourge.

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Women Deliver 2010 – Technology as a catalyst for social change

Walking through the halls of the imposing Walter E. Washington Convention Center in D.C., you can feel that the Women Deliver conference is the largest gathering on women’s issues in more than a decade. There is a palpable excitement and enthusiasm among the thousands of attendees milling around between sessions, connecting and sharing experiences, which is only matched by the intense engagement and intellectual energy felt during the panels, plenaries and discussions.

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First mHealth Alliance Award Goes to Makers of Remote Diagnosis Software Tool

The developers of an open source tool that enables remote health workers to send text and images via mobile phone for rapid diagnosis and treatment recommendations has won the first mHealth Alliance Award. Sana, previously called MocaMobile, was selected for both the mHealth Alliance Award and the Vodafone Americas Foundation’s 3rd place prize for its Wireless Innovation Project, to be awarded during a gala dinner this evening at the Global Philanthropy Forum in Redwood City, California.