Fighting Zika with Digital Vector Surveillance in Cali, Colombia

Going Digital, Integrating Data Science, and Enlisting a Citizen Network By Matej Novak, Head of Programs, Premise Data It’s been one year since Premise partnered with Cali, Colombia on a digital overhaul of the city’s vector surveillance and control operations. In this blog we will discuss our accomplishments, the results of a data science experiment,

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Citizen-Led Disease Risk Mapping and Vector Monitoring Platform

USAID Center for Innovation and Impact: 2018 Global Health Impact Brief The Center for Innovation and Impact (CII), in USAID’s Bureau for Global Health, encourages business-minded approaches and accelerates impact against some of the world’s most important health issues. CII invests seed capital in the most promising ideas and applies rigorous, market-oriented approaches to cut

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PEPFAR Dreams Innovation Update: Digitally Driving HIV Treatment Adherence

  Introduction: Premise recently travelled to Kenya as part of our PEPFAR “DREAMS Innovation Challenge” project which is supporting medical treatment adherence in HIV-positive, adolescent girls and young women. For the past six months, Premise has partnered with local Kenyan HIV clinics to collect real-time patient data covering treatment adherence, and availability and perceptions of

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Data Driven Organizations Demand The Ground Truth

Modern technology continues to reshape the world — from commerce and geopolitics to our daily mundane details. To thrive in this new paradigm every organization, every decision maker, must understand how to become data driven. Some have called data “the new oil, the new gold.” However, unlike oil and gold, information isn’t finite — its only constraint is our

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Consistent Patient Signal for Improving HIV/AIDS Treatment Outcomes

This article was originally published on the ICTworks site. Medication adherence still a major issue in the world of free ARTs and services Over 50% of HIV-positive adolescents in Western Kenya fail to adhere to antiretroviral therapy (ART), despite the availability of free services and medications.[1] Non-adherence puts these patients at risk of life-threatening complications

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Meet Some of Our Contributors in Zambia and Nigeria

In this week’s installment we hear about two contributors based in Zambia and Nigeria. Mwila Bwembya Joseph Kasama, Zambia Mwila has recruited over 100 contributors across 15 markets in Zambia. He’s also submitted over 2,500 observations, more than double the next most prolific contributor in Zambia. Premise tenure: 9 months Education: Completed several online courses

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Under New CEO, Premise Brings Crowdsourced Research to Government

The company pays users for taking photos, walking certain routes, or answering questions that help government fill knowledge gaps. Maury Blackman, the former CEO of Accela, has emerged as the new CEO of a rising analytics company that aspires to bring crowdsourced data and predictive capabilities to local government. Blackman took the helm of the

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Data-Gathering Specialist Relies on a Global Gig-Economy Workforce

By Alexander Davis Feb. 6, 2018 7:30 a.m. ET Premise Data Inc., a data-gathering specialist that relies on a global gig-economy workforce, has tapped as its new chief executive a former CEO of government-focused tech startup Accela. Maury Blackman will replace founder David Soloff, who is staying on as chairman of the board. Mr. Blackman,

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