ICT4D Updates

Intelsat EpicNG Satellites The Next-generation, Global High-performance Satellite Platform

The next-generation, high-throughput satellite (HTS) platform delivers high performance, increased control and all-region coverage – positioning customers for operational and business success. The Intelsat EpicNG platform is an innovative approach to satellite and network architecture utilizing C-, Ku- and Ka-bands, wide beams, spot beams and frequency reuse technology to deliver more throughput per unit of […]

How a mobile-to-web system led to 1,500,000 new users of sanitation in just 18 months

Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) has seen great success in promoting sanitation in rural communities around the world. In Zambia, the introduction of CLTS saw 1.5 million new users of sanitation in just 18 months. This change is important and can have a significant impact on the health of these rural communities since water, sanitation, and […]

Drive Readiness and Responsiveness with VNO Solutions on Intelsat EpicNG

Non-government organizations and their network partners need to adapt and integrate new technologies to meet demands for enhanced connectivity to support their missions. Yet success depends on more than just the latest innovations; it depends on your ability to harness and integrate new technology to equip and connect your people and locations – without adding […]

Malaria: Shifting the burden or expanding access to care?

Malaria is a significant burden to health systems and is responsible for a large proportion of outpatient cases at health facilities in endemic regions. The scale-up of community management of malaria and reactive case detection likely affect both malaria cases and outpatient attendance at health facilities. This article examines the use of Community Health Workers […]

Why attend the ICT4D Conference?

The rapid growth in the numbers of attendees at the ICT4D Conference since its inception is testament not only to the fantastic learning and networking opportunities the event provides but also to the global focus on ICT4D. Yet ten sessions on from the first conference, many questions are still being asked about the extent and […]

IDMC’s solution: IDETECT

The IDMC (Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre) in NRC, will be presenting at the 10th ICT4D Conference. They have been working on a data capturing and machine learning tool to gather data to predict natural disasters called IDETECT. Learn more on IDMC’s Solution IDETECT and their future plans For more information on IDMC, visit www.internal-displacement.org

E-vouchers in Conflict Situations

This case study presents a detailed description of the utilization of electronic vouchers (or e-vouchers) for the delivery of emergency relief. In these pages, we hope to provide a snapshot for humanitarian response peers on best practices, lessons learned and recommendations for the implementation of e-voucher programming during an emergency response, based on projects carried […]

Mobile Solutions for Malaria Elimination Surveillance Systems

The potential role of mobile tools to strengthen and extend the reach of disease surveillance systems is widely recognized. Malaria eradication relies on timely and accurate data to effectively identify areas of ongoing transmission, target interventions, and measure progress toward elimination. However, a key gap curbing progress is the lack of appropriate tools for collecting, […]

Improving Data Use in Sub-Saharan Africa

In the developing world, the use of timely, high-quality data is essential to strengthening health systems and providing efficient health services. Vital Wave was engaged by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in a Data Use Partnership to improve information systems and increase the use of data in health care delivery in Malawi and Ethiopia. In […]

Mitigate Large Scale Distribution Risk

In 2016, during the peak of the emergency response to the drought, almost 3 million constituents received a portion of this food aid. Such a large-scale distribution reveals wondrous efforts, but with any distribution project, there lies a risk that the goods are not going to the desired recipient