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Rockefeller Foundation Donates $1M for Mobile Health Innovation

November 12, 2010
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The mHealth Alliance (mHA) announced a million-dollar grant from the Rockefeller Foundation to leverage mobile technologies to improve health in low and middle income countries. The announcement renews support from a mHealth Alliance Founding Partner, and follows on the heels of $2 million in new funding that the mHealth Alliance announced earlier this week.

Rockefeller Foundation funding will support the core budget and activities of the mHA, including the Health UnBound (HUB) online community that facilitates global knowledge-sharing about the full range of mHealth issues, and the Alliance-led Maternal mHealth Initiative.

The Rockefeller Foundation, together with the United Nations Foundation and Vodafone Foundation, launched the mHealth Alliance. Since then, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the GSM Association and HP have joined as Founding Partners.

The 2010 mHealth Summit, the largest event of its kind, is bringing together leaders at the forefront of the policy, research, business and development communities, including Bill Gates, Aneesh Chopra, Ted Turner and Judith Rodin, to advance the discussion around ways mobile technology can increase the access, efficiency and effectiveness of health systems in both the developing and developed worlds. The mHealth Summit partners are the Foundation for the National Institutes for Health (NIH), the mHealth Alliance, and NIH.



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