Using Smart Technology to Improve Global Health Initiatives

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Presentation given at the SID International Health and Nutrition Workgroup by Suzanne Rainey, and Joe Pringle of Forum One Communications.

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  • Welcome and good afternoon! We’re very excited that you’ve joined us. I’m Suzanne Rainey, a Director of Business Development with Forum One. I feel honored to be in this room with you all, because so many of you have dedicated your careers to helping solve some of the most pressing health challenges of our time. Thank you for joining us, and I also look forward to hearing from our panelists today about some really innovative & creative approaches to global health today. Before we get started, I need to review a few logistical points for our morning together: If you haven’t already, please silence your cell phones. We will take a short break at 9:45 for coffee and networking and we’ll wrap up at 11:00 sharp. Bathrooms are outside & around the corner to the right. Some of us are going to lunch together after the event. Please join us! We’ll meet at the base of the stairs immediately following the event, and then go down to the food court together. There are a number of choices, and a big space for us to convene & talk more. Introductions: This is a gathering of some of the smartest people in Washington grappling with global health issues, and this event is as much about you as our panel. So we’d like to do a round of introductions. A list of attendees are in the packet, and if you’re looking to talk to someone during the break, this is your chance to put a face with the name. As we go around, please STAND, and share your Name Organization Role Thank you all – as usual, a great group. So – On to Global Health & the Internet
  • Using Smart Technology to Improve Global Health Initiatives

    1. 1. Using Smart Technology to Improve Global Health Initiatives Suzanne Rainey Angela Milton Joe Pringle July 29, 2008 Presented at SID/W
    2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Introductions </li></ul><ul><li>Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion: How can we and our communities benefit from these tools? What are you doing at your organization now? Where are the gaps/challenges? Looking forward. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Welcome to…. <ul><li>SID/W Global Health </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Olympics 2008! </li></ul><ul><li>Stretch your mind! </li></ul><ul><li>Test your limits! </li></ul>
    4. 4. How Many Do We Have Today? <ul><li>Bloggers? </li></ul><ul><li>LinkedIn? </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook? </li></ul><ul><li>Tweeters? </li></ul><ul><li>Online community managers? </li></ul><ul><li>Web masters? </li></ul><ul><li>Twittervision </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>Overview </li></ul>
    6. 7. Growth of Internet Users
    7. 8. Worldwide mobile telephone subscriptions reached 3.3 billion -- equivalent to half the global population -- on Thursday, 26 years after the first cellular network was launched Reuters, Nov 29, 2007 Cellphone usage in Africa is growing almost twice as fast as any other region…152 million in 2006.
    8. 9. <ul><li>“ As online communities spread across the world, Wikipedia's knowledge-sharing can free us from poverty and ignorance.” </li></ul><ul><li>Jimmy Wales, founder, Wikipedia </li></ul>
    9. 10. How is this relevant to you? <ul><li>You need to: </li></ul><ul><li>Run successful projects </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate knowledge sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Build capacity </li></ul><ul><li>Influence policy makers </li></ul><ul><li>Connect with co-workers and lots of other people </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate progress and success </li></ul><ul><li>Online tools aren’t THE solution, but they’re often part of the most effective solutions in global health. </li></ul>
    10. 11. The Internet is a Big Tool Box How do we USE it to improve health? Syntax CMS
    11. 12. <ul><li>Examples </li></ul>
    12. 13. Blogs: Center for Global Development
    13. 14. Advance Market Commitments (GAVI)
    14. 15. Christine Gorman (TIME) globalhealthreport. blogspot.com/
    15. 16. <ul><li>Communal Libraries </li></ul>
    16. 17. Communal Libraries / Repositories Population and Health Infoshare - phishare.org
    17. 18. Communal Libraries / Repositories PSP-One Resource Center and Project Database – psp-one.com
    18. 19. The Power of Communal Creation World Bank: World Development Report – www.worldbank.org/wdr
    19. 20. <ul><li>Social Media Tools </li></ul>
    20. 21. Social Networks
    21. 22. Social Media Tools – You Tube The Davos Question: http://www.davosconversation.org &quot;What one thing do you think that countries, companies or individuals must do to make the world a better place in 2008?&quot;
    22. 24. Ashoka’s Changemakers “ Open sourcing social solutions.”
    23. 25. DailyStrength.org “… the largest, most comprehensive health network of people sharing their advice, treatment experiences, and support.”
    24. 26. Create Your Own Social Network Ning.com
    25. 27. Interaction & Collaboration Online <ul><li>Tools to help people: </li></ul><ul><li>understand data, </li></ul><ul><li>manage knowledge, and </li></ul><ul><li>collaborate with each other </li></ul>
    26. 28. Interaction Online - Data Mapping Tools Gapminder.org
    27. 29. Interaction Online – Data Mapping Hs2020.org
    28. 30. New Breed Tools for Internal Collaboration Better, cheaper, easier…
    29. 31. Pick the right tool for your needs Project management Discussions / Groups Data Web Office Basecamp Yahoo groups ProjectSpaces Social Text Near Time File management Google groups Zoho Project Google SS Central Desktop Zoho Creator Liquid Planner 4Shared DabbleDB
    30. 32. Data Management – Google Spreadsheets
    31. 33. Project Management - ProjectSpaces
    32. 34. File management – Scribd
    33. 35. Wikis - Socialtext
    34. 36. Discussions and e-mail lists – Google Groups
    35. 37. A New Reality (as seen on CNN)
    36. 38. Adoption and use <ul><li>People will only use it if: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A) they want to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B) they have to </li></ul></ul>
    37. 39. Approach to selecting the right tool <ul><li>Survey or interview users </li></ul><ul><li>Understand what they want to share </li></ul><ul><li>Prioritize “scenarios” </li></ul><ul><li>Pilot test </li></ul>
    38. 40. Pay attention to the people part <ul><li>Explain why you are using the tool </li></ul><ul><li>Define expectations for participating </li></ul><ul><li>Help them get started </li></ul>
    39. 41. Discussion <ul><li>How can the community benefit from these tools? </li></ul><ul><li>What are you already doing? </li></ul><ul><li>What are challenges do you face, or foresee in adopting new technologies? </li></ul><ul><li>Thanks! </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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